Over the last 6-months of working for Automattic, I’ve had the opportunity to work in a number of locations. Early on, one of the things I identified is that I do not like working from home. This, however, flies in the face of what many of the people I work with value working for a distributed […]
By the time we left Bangkok for Chiang Mai, I finally felt we had a handle on our baggage. Sure, it was still an inappropriately large number of bags, but I think the mere acknowledgment of how hard it was and planning around (and for) it has helped immensely. Unlike our previous flights, this one not […]
We landed in Thailand at around 4:30am. Our flight was one that seemed like it would be one of the worst so far, due to an overly hungry mommy, hassle at the airport due to baggage weight, and everything bearing food being closed due to the late hour. However, upon getting on the plane, we […]
When we left 2-weeks ago I had every intention of posting about the places we would be going on a regular basis. My intention was not just to write a few blog posts, but to keep my family up to date with where we were going so that they wouldn’t feel completely left out of […]
When we began looking to our travel adventures this year, I became obsessed with the idea of minimalism. I was reading blogs, watching YouTube videos, and looking at all the products that people used to save space. I dreamed of having a single 35-liter backpack that I could put whole life in. Small enough to […]
Ever since we made the decision 9-months ago for me to change to a more location flexible job and to relinquish our apartment in Brooklyn, NY, we’ve been somewhat on the go. First, we left New York for Texas. The plan was to live with parents for a bit and make some small trips in between. […]
Hi [boss’ name], There has been something on my mind lately and I’ve really spent a lot of time thinking about what’s next for me. Here’s the thing, the stress and distraction of daily life has just become too much and I need a break. First, I want to say, I appreciate everything that you and […]
I arrived in Belize Sunday afternoon with eleven of my teammates from Automattic. While most people would head to a tropical paradise simply for a midwinter’s respite, for us this trip is also our chance to connect and work with people who we only see through the text they input on a screen.
I met a (potentially) homeless ex-convict named David yesterday, as I exited my favorite Gumbo Bar on the Strand, in Galveston, Texas. When I had entered to eat lunch the sun had been shining and it was a balmy 55 degrees (Fahrenheit). As I exited, listening to a podcast on my iPad, massive headphones over my ears and rain pouring down outside, I paused under the overhang to consider my options.
I embarked nearly alone on a Friday morning. One week before Christmas with a packed car, and a dog, for a long drive from Brooklyn, NY to Galveston, TX. The intention up until the night before was slightly different. The assumption with getting a car before leaving, instead of upon arrival to Texas, was so […]