Therapist: "How did it go this week?"¶Me: "I dunno, a mixed bag I guess. I did the daily check-in on my todo list like we talked about, but it seemed to be an exercise in moving tasks from yesterday's list to today's."
20 Sep 2017
Dry-erase markers have been a part of my life since 7th grade, when I first saw one in the computer lab where all of the green-monitored Apple IIe computers lived. “It’s so the computers don’t get dusty,” the teacher told us. Computers aside, those boards seemed like MAGIC.
Content Strategist and writer. Fancier of vinyl LP records. Tall. Bit of a dandy. Also: whiskey.
When you want to work but your mind and body just won’t -- come on buddy, come the fuck on, pleeease -- you feel a bit closer to crazy. And maybe you really are crazy. Maybe you’re working when you think you’re not.
19 Sep 2017
I go entire days, weeks even, where it feels like I haven’t done anything except eat, shit and send texts (often while eating and shitting - I didn’t say I can’t multitask). But that’s not true, I am working, it’s just that the movie montage of the writer with the overflowing wastepaper basket is an outdated symbol of the creative process - we rarely have physical evidence of our progress now to keep us conscious. So I try to recreate that that basket by filming what I do.
18 Sep 2017
I know that it sounds strange, but I'm not sure that I've ever experienced what you call boredom. For the longest time, I assumed that it was an expression or a turn of phrase. The closest concepts I understood were laziness and apathy. But boredom... who could be so masochistic when there was so much to do?
I am a hacker tourist. CEO @ itsme
During the week, I usually read articles for about half an hour then shower, dress, and commute to work via bike or subway. Twice per week, I stop at the climbing gym for an hour before heading into work. Bouldering is a great full-body exercise that helps me feel energized during the day.
Catt is a Product Designer, game maker, and developer who enjoys creating interactive experiences, organizing events, and teaching people to code.
Front-end developer, nonprofit technologist, co-founder of DevCollaborative, feminist killjoy, questioner of binaries n' dichotomies.
12 Sep 2017
Between the ages of fifteen and thirty-five, the longest period of time off I'd ever taken from work was three weeks. That's two decades during which I always had a job (if not more than one) and never more distance from it than three weeks. I don't share this with you to brag; it's not an achievement. In fact, not proactively arranging your life and work to support taking longer periods of time off is irresponsible and destructive, both to you and the people who depend upon you.