Look - Look for reasons to love people. Look far and wide if you have to. Look for love in the differences — in the way their soul lights up over something you know nothing about. Even after you’ve found so many reasons (and you will), keep looking. Expect to find more. There’s no limit to how […]
The walls became the world all around - “That very night in Max’s room a forest grew and grew and grew until his ceiling hung with vines and the walls became the world all around.” Excerpt from “Where The Wild Things Are” by Maurice Sendak “You are constantly told in depression that your judgment is compromised, but a part of depression is that […]
One Year in DevRel - This week, I spoke at a WordPress meetup group about one of the biggest features coming to WordPress: Full Site Editing. Leading up to the presentation, I recorded a version of the talk and shared the link with a few trusted community members hoping for feedback. In true “it takes a village” fashion, I got […]
Like riding a bike - I got the first dose of a Pfizer vaccine today. It feels a bit unreal! I purposefully wore a shirt that said, “Enjoy this beautiful day” in hopes it would help spread some good vibes to those I knew I’d interact with. It proved to be such a great way to connect even briefly leading […]
Dead end - Truth seems to get flimsier the messier a situation gets. How I even view the idea of truth depends on who I listen to, what I manage to remember, who I seek out to cross check me, what mood I’m in, how recent an event was, whether there’s documentation, what my value system is, what […]
What a relief - Some days I walk around relishing in the fact that I want for nothing the world says I should. What a relief to spend my energy striving to connect rather than “succeed”.
28 - Last year, I used the following quote: “Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart. Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. Let me hold you while I may, for it may not […]
soul at scale - I sometimes wish I had a team of Annes. One would spend all day outside snapping too many photos and taking naps in the sun. One would grind away at work with music going, caffeine at hand. One would write letters and call friends asking as many questions as she wanted. One would spend their […]
You can do that - I remember going through a museum once somewhere far away and reading a plaque that said the person who painted the piece before me did so during a period of time where, out of pure grief, they didn’t speak for a few years. “You can do that?!” was my first thought. My mind quickly jumped […]
What if it’s both? - I don’t have it in me to write an elaborate, thoughtful post. All week I’ve been scribbling half thoughts as a bizarre note in my phone trusting my future self to have the capacity to expand upon each idea. I have to remind myself that there’s value in quick thoughts. There’s even an entire social […]