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’ve done a lot of thinking about my career these past few months – where I am, where I’m headed, and where I’d like to be. And as I’ve thought about all the big changes that need to happen to accomplish my goals, I came to terms with the fact that there was one small thing I really needed to re-evaluate.
For those who are curious about the person behind the blog, here’s a quick update on what’s been happening.
If you’re subscribed to my (formerly weekly) email digest, then you may have noticed some weeks go by without a peep from me. OR, if you check this site frequently, then you might’ve noticed a lag. I took an unplanned break in August for one simple reason: I was beat. Continue reading →
To be honest, I don’t plan enough trips for myself.
It’s not that I’m short on vacation days. I actually tend to scramble at the last minute every year to use them up before my work anniversary. (*Tip:* never let your vacation days expire. You earned them.) It’s the process of setting a date and destination, and planning an intinerary, that gets lost on me. I’m also not great at finding travel buddies at the last second, and I generally avoid solo travel to keep my worrisome mother a little saner. Continue reading →
There is tons of advice on the internet about all the things that you can do right in your career. Still, don’t you find that real life often delivers the best aha moments?
I recently had a meeting with my manager and one of our organization’s clients. Not having spoken to this person before, our conversation naturally began with some quick intros. I said one sentence quickly describing my role and proceeded without another thought. Continue reading →