How do you say goodbye to your coworkers of 3.5 years when you’re scattered all over the globe and none of you is in the same physical location? Last week, I sent a text to my husband, “My co-leads are going to have going away happy hour (via video) in the evening on Wednesday March … Continue reading Saying goodbye at a distributed company: my final week at Automattic
Our daughter and I went shopping on Sunday. She wanted decorations for her room. I wanted decorations for spring. The equinox is one week away. I feel like I’ve been waiting for it forever. I’ve got pages and pages in my garden journals, regular journals, and diaries dedicated to, “OMG will spring never come?” For … Continue reading I’m ready for spring so I can stop writing about how I’m ready for spring
I’ve worked with Automattic, makers of WordPress.com, for three and a half amazing years. The company, and its faith in me, have transformed me. A leadership coach recently encouraged me to start a learning journal to jot down all the things I’ve learned the past few years. I was astonished by the list, which included … Continue reading I’m joining Support Driven full time!
Grit scratches. It roughs the surface. It scrapes knees, breaks seed coats. It is unyielding. It changes things. Grit is tiny shards of glass, slicing through surfaces, glittering, sharp and bright. Grit disrupts. Grit is one of my favorite words. In the same way physical grit scrapes and scratches, internal grit has the power to … Continue reading Grit
March is lioning. Wind howled through the night on March 1st. It shook the house, rattled the windows, scoured the lawn of leftover leaf detritus from winter. Now, Saturday morning, with a cat on my writing arm, I look out the window and see a red cardinal and tiny house finches perched on the bare … Continue reading The roar of spring
I am out of control. Once Christmas ended, and the holiday decorations were all stored and put away in the cubby hole under the stairs, and winter became plain old winter with nothing left to look forward to in it, my mind switched gears to gardening. Yep. Gardening. In January. Two years ago, I embarked … Continue reading Can’t stop my brain