Timestamp Journaling

Morning Coffee 116 - July 1st, 2024 

Good morning. Welcome to the house of balloons. I currently have 50 balloons floating around the house that we to took from a baby shower, and I invited all the kids over from the party to come play with Rose. Busy weekend. A lot of driving and quality time with the family. Wish I could slow down time to enjoy these moments more. As always, I hope this letter finds you well.

Timestamp Journaling

I’ve been using Apple Journal for most of my writing lately. The beauty of this app is that there’s no files or folders to manage, just your notes to endlessly scroll through. This allows me to progressively think through ideas over time without worrying about anything other than what’s on my mind that day.

For my journal entries, I’ve built a system with timestamps and summaries: I add the current time before writing the idea, and when the day ends, I use those timestamps to write a recap. A simple but effective way to capture thoughts.


Last week, I wrote about our time in Destin. On June 17th, I wrote about how to pack for a vacation. On June 10th, I wrote about how to make your iPhone screen dimmer. On June 3rd, I wrote about a new Reeder app. On May 27th, I wrote about how I packed for a weekend vacation. On May 20th, I wrote about my new Gameboy. May 13th was a big recap of Kendrick v Drake. And on May 5th, I showed off the arcade machine we built.

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Built an arcade cabinet. Made 100 coffees in a row. Released two books on Amazon. Celebrating Rose turning two. Working from home for a big company. Last updated: June 26th, 2024.

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