When I’m not configuring databases at my day job, or writing/drawing about it on this blog, then I’m trying to excel at other basic human pursuits. There are the big ones, like eating healthy and staying fit, but I’m talking about the small, less interesting stuff – tiny projects and tasks that when tackled, make your personal life feel just a little more organized.
I can clearly remember the times in my adult life when I felt stuck and unsure of what to do next. It happened during my senior year of college while on the job hunt, and then again a few years later when I decided to change course in my career. There were even moments in between, where personal and professional concerns overlapped all at once (and yes, I’m still working on those).
I’m going to bet that you’ve felt stuck at some point too – because the feeling is a frustrating but very normal occurrence. Continue reading →
I’ve been working ever since I was 14 years old. Since that time, I’ve made my fair share of mistakes and given myself plenty of headaches.
Once I entered the working world full-time, I got serious. The thought of making a difference at work energized me to go out and find ways to become a better professional. By attending talks and workshops, I learned tools and tricks early on that have drastically impacted how I work to this day. Continue reading →