yeah, @rky7 I have something similar going on to what you have in your template!
I’m curious, what does “spin the wheel o’ Random Roam” do?
My template has a “retrospectives” section:
@chinat the prcoedure is pretty simple, I just shift-click on each of those retro dates in succession to bring them up one by one in the side window and then skim through each one and review what I was doing, thinking, writing about, and planning on that day.
Each day has an “odds and ends” section as well, and the funny thing is that something that feel loose and unconnected, and belongs in the odds and ends “drawer” on a particular day (lots of Twitter captures fall there) sometimes turns out to be really useful 1, 4 or 12 weeks later. I guess there’s a kind of functional intuition at work or something, because I’ve discovered quite a few interesting things in the “odds and ends” section of the journal entries in the retro section.
(I think there’s some level of conscious or subconscious “seeding” going on - that when I notice something, it creates a “framework” for me to notice more, related things, and then, after a time there’s enough “critical mass” for me to see a trend.)
The other cool thing that emerged out of my “retro” habit is I think I’m getting better at “writing for my future self”, which is a skill that get better the more you realize exactly “what your future self needs.”