In my office, on my very visible chalkboard wall, I have a section of sticky notes. On those sticky notes I have written, “What would you be doing if you weren't working?” I’ve listed a ton of things: reading a book, sewing, making ribbon skirts, hiking, and traveling to the north. I'd be at a cabin with my daughter Zyra. With a very constant daily visual cue, I make sure that I do at least one of those things every single day. I heavily rely on my calendar to schedule out time to rest. This is where decolonization
of time becomes an act of resistance. I use my calendar, a tool of capitalist and industrial relationships to time, to schedule out my workouts, and schedule out time to go on the land. All of these things bring me joy
, and inform my ability to come to work but also to center my need for rest, and my need for joy.