Crumbs #003 (01/26/2020)

First week at work! It was great to get back into the swing of office life. I was a bit sick in the beginning of the week. Feeling better, but still a bit of head congestion. Finally read Atomic Habits. It was okay. I think I learned about as much as I’ve learned reading blogs …

The Commute

After ten months of working remotely, I’m back at in an office. With this transition, I’m also back in the car for over an hour each day. I didn’t realize how important my commute was until it was gone. I’m generally not a believer in “work-life balance,” but more of a proponent of “work-life blend.” …

Unsubscribe

One of the most fruitful changes to my digital habits this year was unsubscribing to any email list that was non-essential. I’ve been able to significantly reduce my volume inbound email. This was a tough task. I’m a rabid content consumer. I hate missing out on things, like when my favorite band is working on …

Make the unconscious conscious

Finished up Atomic Habits by James Clear. This popular exploration of how to build habits that stick came out a few years ago. I started it when it was released and quickly lost interest. Clearly I didn’t have enough discipline or interest in improving or understanding my habits. One quote in the book stood out: …

You Are It

I’ve been digging into Joseph Campbell lectures this week. One specific phrase caught my attention: Tat Tvam Asi, or “you are it.” In Hinduism, this helps associate the self with the “Absolute.” Being raised Catholic, I’ve been taught that God created us in his likeness, so while we are of God, we are not God. …

Crumbs #002 (01/19/2020)

This was my last week at current job. Tried to finish the week out strong, doing a ton of documentation and wrapping up some final projects that were in flight. I listened to James Clear’s Atomic Habits, a book I purchased when it was released in 2018, but never finished! I still intend to read …

Career best work

I ask myself at the beginning of each year, and each quarter within the year, “What would my career best work look like?” My wife and I sat down to watch The Irishman and Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, the latest from Scorsese and Tarantino. I these films were “career bests.” Why wouldn’t they …

Short Stints

Wrapped up a “short stint” this week. I entered a role in 2019 with the desire to stick around fit the long-term. In reality, the opportunity wasn’t a good fit. I could have spent years trying to fit a square peg into a round hole… push the boulder up the hill. Short stints can feel …