Michael finds his band's 2001 emo album and realizes just how much the fans shared with him and helped transition him from a kid to an adult.
Not every year is your year. Partner well with the ones that like you.
A brief update.
I'm giving a talk this August at React Rally.
Unlike the times before I'll be sharing my process and real-time freak-puts here.
I watch Chef's Table and have this revelation that the person I've become is shaped by the role I think I have.
Someone stole my content online and republished it. I'm not pleased about it.
A short closing paragraph to a long day. I love him. He was a giant and I'm proud of the parts of him that are a part of me.
The moment I realized that I'm a plastic, watching bad Netflix cartoons with my daughter.
I stopped bringing my laptop at work (crap I said laptop, I know they're not called laptops anymore). It's only been 6 works days but I'm loving the boundary.
Financial statements are my favorite type of human data. What we spend money gives the clearest picture of who we are.
The longer I hold on to things the more value I put on them. It's like archeology or something. I'm trying to break that pattern and throw things away quicker.
I'm continuing to lean into this year of publishing more and how it feels right before I push the button.
It's 3-freakin-40 AM
Adult life is hard. Creating as an adult is nearly impossible but worthwhile.
The hard balance of dreaming and adulting.
I finally take a day away from work, make up work, side projects, and family stressors to spend an afternoon with my kids. It was great.
Realizing my obsessive drive as I poor over 16 years of old boxes
I'm overwhelmed when folks tell me this podcast is encouraging to them. Truth is, I never expected anyone to listen to it. This episode is about all the sharing years I lost to pride and perfectionism.
Overwhelmed, losing drive and focus. I'm struggling to find what to cut out and what to do better.
My willingness to collaborate with others is a marker of success. Isolation is an idea killer.
I love riding a bike. I'm not the type to enjoy physical activity or nature. But, on a bike, that all changes.
Sick days and why I hate them.
I'm three years into this philosophy of publishing everything. It's hard. But ideas and feelings deserve life outside of hard drives and notebooks.
I finally come clean about faith and how hard to is to separate faith from social ideas that get co-opted into religion.
I revisit the topic of culture. I talk about a meetup I organize and falling into the meritocracy trap. We did the women in our community a huge disservice and we're trying to right the ship.
I pressed record and started talking. I've spent way too much time thinking about what I'd say next.
Today I'm talking about my numb pinking. Sitting in the urgent care, I'm thinking about all the ways I mistreat my hands at work.
I just got back from React.js Conf. Here, I attempt to verbalized why these meet-ups feel different than anything else.
Realizing just how lucky I am to work with the team and telling Ambition to go to hell
The alarming awareness of death we face when we have children.
Thoughts on keeping happiness instead of chasing it.
Talking about getting laid off, unemployment, and switching careers.
Hospital visits and an unlikely partnership
How I experience imposter syndrome
Breakfast and a 5 year old's favorite thing in the world.
My daughter's cancer and the grace that finds you in pain.