My Information Architecture

Obsidian uses folders to hold files. My folder/file structure in Obsidian used PARA and PPV as examples (although others may be similar). The top-level is just the Obsidian vault called FAVA, with the top-level folders providing structure for my organizational and data elements. The numbering allows for display organization.

  • FAVA
    • 00-Inbox
    • 01-Focus
      • Business
        • +CDS
        • +DMI
      • Growth
        • +Habits
        • +Health-Fitness
        • +Life Vision
        • +Personal Development
        • +Relationships
      • Home-Life
        • +Estate-Legacy
        • +Family-Friends
        • +Finance-Wealth
        • +House
        • +Recreation
        • +Retirement
    • 02-Activities
      • 1-Projects_>
      • 2-Tasks_<
      • 3-Spheres_%
      • 4-Interests_~
      • 5-Review Cycles
        • Review Daily
        • Review Weekly
        • Review Monthly
        • Review Quarterly
        • Review Yearly
    • 03-Vaults
      • _ Resources
      • DailyNotes
      • Information Vault
      • Knowledge Vault
      • Media Vault
      • Meeting Notes Vault
      • Notes and Ideas Vault
      • Temporary Vault
    • 04-Archive
    • 05-Templates
    • 06-Searches
    • 07-Transitory

Templates and Searches are Obsidian tools. Transitory is a place to hold things I expect to delete (Thanks Dave Slusher). I’ve also used some non-typical characters to make referencing and recognizing Focus and Activities easier.

As I’ve been migrating into FAVA, I’m using some ‘special’ folders and tags to manage information that needs deeper review. I have created ‘none’ folders in Focus and Activities (not shown) to allow me a way to get a list of the files that need review in that allocation, but I can feel comfortable in putting them in the vault and being able to find them. I put the ‘none’ groups on a monthly review cycle so I don’t lose them.

You will notice that the selected areas of Focus reveal quite a bit about me. There is nothing that obviously addresses children since mine are all adults. There was a time when they would have commanded a number of entries. This exemplifies that the outline of the system can be shared but you need to give some thought to how you will use it.

Basics of FAVA

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