Newbie Stage Three: Moving Cards, Realizing What I've Done
Today I reached an exciting milestone with my ZK: I officially had to migrate my desktop collection of physical zettels into my more permanent ZK storage files because there were just so many cards! I didn't migrate them all, as certain categories were ones I reference all the time. Still, it was an exciting moment! My Zettelkasten brain is growing!
That excitement lasted until I started going through my Zettel categories to see which ones I could move into the file drawer. That's when I achieved a Newbie Stage Three insight: "OMG what was I THINKING with some of these categories??!!!" It's humbling to see how the first twenty-some categories I created weren't actually categories at all, but thoughts that now fall within my more established categories. (So many file tabs with one-three cards behind them, oh my!) I can see some re-coding and re-organizing in my future.
Ah, the joys of an evolving system!