It’s the Final Countdown

Deep. Breath. WHEW.

So if you haven’t been able to tell by my various postings on social media, or the relative quiet on my blog front (Seriously, I missed a pi-day post? My grad school thesis was on pi and transcendental numbers in general), HOLY CRAP THIS MONTH IS BUSY. See, I set a goal for myself: Finish draft 2 of Deveroux and Fitch by the end of this month.

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Birthdays and Burn-Downs

Burn Downs

I felt like sharing a tool I picked up from the day-job that’s I’ve actually found super useful in the steady trek toward my goals. I’ve got a lot on my plate:

  • Finish draft 2 of Deveroux and Fitch by the end of March
  • Study for an Actuary Exam. I have to finish reviewing all the material by the second week of April, then take lots of practice tests.
  • I’m trying to read 75 books this year. That’s a fair amount of reading.

That’s a lot. Especially for larger goals, it is imperative that you can keep track of exactly where you are at in the process, so you can determine if you are ahead or behind. This tool can help with that, and it is called a burndown chart.

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