In the Thick of It

Thursday January 26, 2023 // Post-Work + Pre-Daycare Pickup

I blinked and the calendar was flipping to February. I feel as though I’m going to blink again and it’ll be 2024. Another blink and my kid will be asking to borrow the car.

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Purging Mental RAM

Wednesday January 18, 2023 // Afternoon Post-Lunch Slump

The coffee has kicked in and worn off. Leaving only the mild anxiety and some jitters of having had slightly too much caffeine. In an effort to “be productive” I’ve found myself in front of an empty Google Doc. With any luck you, dear reader, are soaking in these words sometime in the uncertain future.

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Where to Begin

Thursday January 12, 2023 // Late Afternoon

Last night I got to dig through some past blog posts on a site of mine that is no longer active. Once upon a time ago I used to write and publish every day. I kept this up for a few years until I lost interest and I accomplished the goal I set out to make – learn how to ship something frequently, even if I was uncomfortable.

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Sunday September 11, 2022 // Post Bedtime

The past several years I’ve been plagued by a recurring problem. My attention is split between 50 different things at one time. My path forward is split by an infinite amount of forks in the road. Each one twists and turns towards an endgame that I haven’t defined.

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The Busy Season

Tuesday June 28, 2022 // Afternoon Pre-Daycare Pickup

Today marks the end of the busy season. I am literally the gif of that kid walking in the house, dropping his backpack, and collapsing on the floor.

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What is Important?

Thursday January 23, 2020 // Lunchtime

What is important? I’m not talking about the “urgent vs. important” topic that always comes up in discussions about productivity. I’m talking about life.

What’s important in life?

As a new father, a lot of my thinking is directly related to parenthood.

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Art or Work or Fun

Saturday December 28, 2019 // Morning, Still Asleep

Moments ago I was in another Chrome tab attempting to work on a blog post for my other site. Work began on it two weeks ago. There’s a couple hundred words written and I’m still not to the “meat” of the post. It feels…forced.

A common monster I’ve battled over there is trying not to have it feel like work. It’s a side project. It’s supposed to be “fun” or at least not like work. It shouldn’t be soul-sucking or tax some part of my creative brain making it feel like it’s selling out or not providing value or not creating “art.”

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Quick Reflections on the First Six Months of Fatherhood

Saturday December 21, 2019 // Morning Nap

My wife is out running errands and the little guy just fell asleep. A shot of espresso is in my system and the dog is content with a bone. As long as the nap holds, there’s no better time to attempt to write than this very second.

My son will soon be six months old. Wow. They’re right. Time flies once you become a parent. The first ~two months are kinda slow because it’s all so new and you’re exhausted. Since then though, it’s gone by faster than I could have ever imagined.

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Groundhog Day Parenting

Monday December 9, 2019 // Bedtime

It’s been awhile since I’ve checked in. I haven’t forgotten about you. I’ve been buried under a mountain of work and emails and bottles and laundry. Too far buried to think about sticking my head out for even as long as Punxsutawney Phil would.

Being a working parent is rough. I knew it going into this whole thing. I wouldn’t trade it for the world (well, maybe working part and the dishes part). But I sure do wish it wasn’t 9:30 PM every night and I’m looking around thinking, “where did the day go?”. Every night. Tonight is no different.

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