Roam Research is a "note-taking tool for networked thought". It's my digital second brain where I currently store all my notes, journaling, to-dos, resources, and writing at various stages. I began using it in August of 2020. So instead of keeping my notes disconnected, stored in files or in physical notes that are difficult to search, I now (as of February 19th, 2023) have thousands of pages that are interconnected with bi-directional links.
This whole experiment is inspired in part because I want to keep learning and growing, and I don't want to only share work with the world when it's in a completely finished state. The further I progress in my career and success, the more I'm tempted to appear as if I have it all together. I don't. I have many blind spots, thoughts in progress, and I'm constantly asking questions as I continue to learn. I want to grow in my thinking with the rigor that athletes train their bodies. I have thousands of notes in my digital second brain on Roam Research, so I thought I'd share some of those pages here in a bit more disciplined, yet still work-in-progress fashion. If some of my notes don't feel finished or don't totally make sense, that's because they're not finished, or are written largely to develop my own thinking.