“Awake, But At What Cost” : My Relationship With Sleep
My all time favorite meme is that one cat that didn’t get enough sleep. I don’t think I’ve ever seen an image I related to more. Sleep is like a cruel lover to me – I want it so much, but it plays games with me, sometimes evading me for days, sometimes appearing out of […]
The eyes are scared, but the hands are doing.
If you come from a Russian-speaking country, you’ve probably heard the proverb “Глаза боятся, а руки делают”, which literally means “the eyes are scared, but the hands are doing”. It is a proverb that discourages procrastination and gives incentive to start doing the work before you have everything planned out to the T. Yesterday was […]
My Personal Challenges for 2023
It’s that time of year again: the start of a new year, and with it, the opportunity to set some new year’s resolutions. I haven’t done resolutions for quite a few years now (which is surprising considering how planner addicted I am), but this year I’ve decided to come up with three challenges to push […]
From a Chronic Homebody to a Nomad at Heart
“We’re planning to move abroad”. “What?! Why? When?” – here we go again. Every time I tell a friend or an acquaintance that my boyfriend and I are planning to get an RV and travel coast to coast in the US and Canada for a year or two I get bombarded with a ton of […]
I’m 27 years old and still don’t know who I want to be.
“Who do you want to be?” has got to be the favorite question of every auntie out there. I remember being asked who do I want to be ever since I was four. In their defense – I had an answer set in stone: I want to be a programmer, just like my parents. Unlike […]
Save Now, Read It Later
Aside from saving me the hassle of keeping heaps of articles in my browser’s favorites (both hard to access on mobile and requires an active internet connection), reat-it-later apps helped me to gain more from reading less, and carefully curate what information I actually want to be consuming.
Do I Resent My Job or Am I Just Exhausted?
In the age of “act your wage” and quiet quitting, it’s hard to avoid the thoughts of “do I actually like my job?”. I’ve known that I want to be a programmer like my parents since I was 5 or so. I’m now 27 and have been working as a software engineer for about a […]