My phone is always on silent. I don’t even know if I have a ring tone. If someone ever needs to contact me in an emergency, I suggest they you someone else.
I am not sure why I did not realize yet, but I became an appreciator of avocado toast!
Glad that I realized it just before the harvest season for Hass avocados (the main variety of avocados in New Zealand), September to April. Yet another reason to look forward to spring and then summer!
Lucky in this regard.
I saw this post on tumblr that said “self care is creating a life you dont routinely have to escape from” and I can’t stop thinking about it
— G ✨🇳🇬 (@ganeeyahh) August 11, 2018
Check this great guide on remote work: https://www.remoteonly.org/
In case it is not already evident, remote work is the future of work. If at all possible, don’t miss out on it!
“Narcissism”: inability to hide one’s self-centeredness from others.
— Michael (@mmay3r) July 9, 2018
Liked this definition of narcissism. I think it’s the honest meaning of the word.
Okay, this post is a bit late as I have been busy with other cool, important and exciting things. But I’d rather publish this post late than never because it is a good lesson and importantly, a lesson I believe and follow.
Facebook is constantly urging you to share your thoughts and reactions to every life event.
A couple days into its biggest challenge, Facebook’s creator is still hasn’t shared his thoughts.
There’s probably a lesson in that.
— Dave Pell (@davepell) March 21, 2018
I turned 35 today.
I am happy, content and grateful for everything I have in my life.
I have some habits to continue, ambitions to pursue, and dreams to realize. But right now, at this point in my life, I don’t wish my life be any different. I have enough. And what a great feeling that is!
Happy 15th birthday, WordPress. Great to fly with you for 11 of those years.
You are special and unique outlier in the current murky tech world. Keep being awesome!
Just read this essay on Gratitude and it resonated with me. I very much love my Box of Daily Experience.
I bought a Kindle Paperwhite and Kano Computer Kit while I was in the US last week. I also did not buy an iPhone 8 Plus.
My first attempt to buy Kindle was at the end of 2010. But that Kindle was lost even before it reached me along with my friend’s lost checked-in baggage.
Over the years I have been reading a lot on iPhone, iPad and physical books borrowed from the library. But I felt like I could benefit from Kindle in the following ways:
- Easy to carry.
- Gentle on eyes for reading in the night.
- Distraction-free reading.
- Can add notes and highlights.
- Cheaper books.
- Longer battery.
- Fewer barriers between me and my books which should result in more reading.
I also had my eyes on Kano computer kit for a while. So as soon as I saw it on the store shelf I knew it will be a great buy. I bought it mainly for my son as a birthday present, but I too am excited to learn a thing or two about computers. We will unbox it once my son turns seven in June. It is my attempt to get him excited about creating rather than consuming things with computers.
I am also glad that I did not give into my impulse to purchase a new iPhone. I use iPhone 7. I was thinking about the iPhone 8 Plus for a few months. The trade-in deal Apple Store people offered means I will get the iPhone 8 Plus for $600 NZD cheaper than buying it in New Zealand.
But then I recalled an important financial lesson: No discount is too good for the things you don’t need.
The price of iPhone 8 Plus in NZ is $1450. But if I buy it in the States, I could get it for $850 NZD by trading-in my pristine iPhone 7. That’s a good deal but only if you need, not want, a new phone. If I took that offer I would have spent $850 on a phone that I didn’t really need. Sure, I get the latest large screen phone with a good camera. But they are not really game-changing features for me given how I typically use my phone. So eventually I walked away from the Apple Store without buying anything.
I can tell that it was a lot of inner struggle to think clearly and not giving in to the temptation of a shiny new iPhone. I felt particularly hard to resist the urge while standing amidst all the cool gadgets in the Apple Store and with cash in my bank. But in the end the feeling of exercising some choice and thought while standing right amidst the temptation made me felt like a super-hero. If only I exercise my choice in a few more areas of my life.