It’s been a while! And I just want to reflect on the past 5 weeks since I started with Automattic. It’s been a roller coaster ride with the time moving by so quickly these days. Perhaps, I’m living parallel by the old adage — time flies when you’re having fun. Continue reading “Swagged Out”
… is getting SURPRISE welcome packages in the mail!
If you can free your time and location, your money is automatically worth 3–10 times as much… Money is multiplied in practical value depending on the number of W’s you control in your life: what you do, when you do it, where you do it, and with whom you do it.
— Ferriss, Timothy. The 4-Hour Workweek , Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich (Kindle Locations 434-438). Ebury Publishing. Kindle Edition.
My Thoughts On Remote Work Thus Far
(the more appropriate title for this post) Continue reading “The One Thing I Love More Than Getting Packages In The Mail…”
Oh So Bittersweet
The teaching life was an interesting experience while it lasted, but it was finally time to move on. There are of course elements and particular parts of my teaching experience that I will always love i.e. seeing those lightbulb moments on students’ faces, helping eager students progress toward their goals, sharing ideas of personal development & education.
However, it was ultimately the uninspiring environment (unproductive meetings, monotonous non-teaching related tasks, etc.), subpar working conditions (low pay, job instability, regular six-day-weeks, overtime, etc.), and inability to pursue my real passions that steered me clear of continuing on with the English teaching path.
After a little over six and a half years of teaching English in Japan (also the exact amount of time I’ve lived here), I made the change into a career I never knew I always wanted. Continue reading “My Journey of How I Went From Teaching English in Japan to a Career in Tech With The Coolest Company in the World”
In anticipation for starting my new job that involves 100% remote work, one of the items that has been on my checklist for a while has been to get a mobile/pocket wifi device & plan for personal use when I decide to work away from home. To have to always rely on cafe hotspots, or coworking spaces for internet that may provide decent (at best) to shotty connections is — to put it bluntly — a pain in the ass. Continue reading “Pocket WiFi”
Congratulations Class of 2018! You made it! There is no doubt in my mind that each and every one of you will become successful individuals in whatever you choose to do. Continue reading “Graduation Day: An Open Letter to My Favorite Class”
In preparation for my first official day of working remotely, I’ve tuned up my home work station and finally got all my essentials in place. Continue reading “My Home Office”
The first time I heard the genius that is Rudy Francisco, it was from a video I stumbled across on YouTube, which was actually a medley of speeches from various motivational speakers and spoken word poets mashed together into a kind of inspirational mega mix. Continue reading “Helium | Rudy Francisco”
Sooo, Amazon decided to kick off our fourth wedding anniversary five days early… Continue reading “Anniversary”