Programmer & Quiet Person

Q&A 004

What have I been up to?

Mostly working. I’ve had lots of long hours and restless nights in the last… almost year? Holy shit.

I’ve had a lot of things happen. I would be lying if I said most of it was good. I struggled for a good bit of this year. I’d honestly say the majority of it. I’d say the most important thing I’ve learned this year is to take focus in life balance. I’ve been working long hours, whether at home or work, only to find myself burned out at the end of any stint. To say the least it’s draining to get caught up in the rat race that is everyday life. While there is comfort in the everyday routine I’m finding more and more that time slips away if you don’t pay attention. It’s the only thing we have, and I’ve squandered many moments worried about non-issues. I don’t regret anything. But I would do things differently. As a result I’ve dropped all past projects, I’m tempted to just delete my twitter and other things related, since, well I don’t really use them.

I’m struggling to write much more without wasting your time. I’m not one for many words, I’m becoming quieter with age. If I were to give my past-year-self one piece of advice, it would be to enjoy the silence. Enjoy the gaps where there is nothing. The key to music is not just the notes, but the silence between them. Try to enjoy your life, find what gives you meaning.

Happy holidays, may your following days be merry

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