emotional game time - “In anthropology, liminality (from the Latin word lÄ«men, meaning “a threshold”[1]) is the quality of ambiguity or disorientation that occurs in the middle stage of a rite of passage, when participants no longer hold their pre-ritual status but have not yet begun the transition to the status they will hold when the rite is complete.[2] During a rite’s liminal stage, participants […]
Automattic: 5 Year Anniversary - These are some of my favorite posts to write. I love an excuse to reflect and to gush about a part of my life that has brought me so much – like talking about a dear friend. As the years go by, it becomes harder to speak on how Automattic has impacted my life and […]
Honor them - Do you know those moments where you just feel something is about to go wrong? Last summer, I was walking on a rugged trail in Colorado when I paused and had a feeling of needing to turn back wash over me. “Come on, Anne! It’s a pretty day. Don’t turn around now.” I talked myself […]
Stuck - Recently, I’ve been stuck on two concepts. What got me to this point in life isn’t necessarily what will help me get through the future. A coping mechanism of the past can hold me back in the future. It’s important for me to revisit this, question myself, and grow. It’s a fine art as an […]
failed for fun - On a whim and with time to spare, I decided to start an Intro to Operations course through Wharton via Coursera (ohhh the internet). The last time I took a true online “course” was the summer of 2013 when I desperately needed to scrap together 120+ credits to graduate college in three years. I took […]
must remind myself - When things get hard, I always must remind myself that it’s exactly the right time to focus in rather than fall apart. It’s easy to do great work and all of the right things by everyone when everything is easy. That’s no measure of character or will though. The moment I feel the winds change, […]
long line - The World Cup has been dazzling and dramatic. I expected nothing less. I keep having moments of disbelief that I’m actually here and watching the games. I rub my eyes, blink a million times, and strain my eyes to soak up every sight I can. This is where my instinct to remember and capture everything […]
Better to witness - I’ve been sharing too much on Instagram recently rather than sharing here first despite my new framework for approaching social media and, with time off for a few days, I’m trying to be more dedicated in creating that embracing the new habits I set for myself. II started today ready to explore Chamonix in full […]
Extreme ownership & extreme collaboration - Quick thought on a Saturday morning before venturing out to a museum and another World Cup game. In working remotely for just over 8 years now including my time at University, I’ve learned the power of fully embracing two seemingly disparate ideas: extreme ownership and extreme collaboration. If I take something on, I act as […]
I get to - I don’t know how this mental switch started or when but let’s say it was recently (unrelated – why does it matter when?). I’ve started restating items that stress me out or cause a sensation of numbness to come over me as “I get to…”. While on this recent stint in Europe, I’ve been dreading […]