Purveyor of good vibes, Sometimes righteously angry

Ever heard this advice? Write the email reply to yourself, just don’t send it.

Expressing anger and resent is an important part of being human. Sometimes things are wrong, sometimes things make us angry. Most of the time, these are repeatable situations and offenses people deserve to know about, so they can avoid what you just lived.

It’s so important to have a support system and stating it like so makes it sound obvious. But what’s tricky is actively maintaining your support system. Don’t exhaust your friends or your audience, yet, warn them about the darker side. Take it in when your friends need it, but don’t forget, they are there when you need it. I admit I have trouble with bothering my friends in times of need.

Put out what you want to see more of. For me, I want to surround myself with good vibes. And thus, by virtue of that, wish to surround as many people as I can with good vibes.

Yes,  my family makes me angry.
What happened with Airbnb makes me angry.
Hearing about marginalized women makes me angry.

Understand that when we sound angry sharing angry stories, we don’t want to stay angry. We want you to know why things make us angry. We want you to be aware these issues exist.  We want to learn from it and improve.

At first, it made me nervous to publish anything not positive. Then I realized it affected my livelihood, our livelihoods, as creators and people. With the first post I heard from friends and new friends. Simply reading the post helped. These are constant reminders we’re not alone. And reminders things may never be the ideal at all times. But also it’s a reminder that it will get better if we are aware something is wrong and push back.

Let’s make it better, together.

Last night was spent sprucing up the layout of this blog & fulfilling the selfish desire of wanting to try out the fixed header, body over interaction. Don’t miss the :hover fade-in bubble either!
Though, I can confidently say my CSS, especially CSS3, understanding is much, much stronger than 1 month ago. It was a lot of re-acquainting too.
Also, why can’t the day time be this serene? The main reason I like working through the night is because it is SILENT. No banging construction, no crying neighbor babies, no barrage of distractions. I’m going to miss being able to sustain these hours.

Last night was spent sprucing up the layout of this blog & fulfilling the selfish desire of wanting to try out the fixed header, body over interaction. Don’t miss the :hover fade-in bubble either!

Though, I can confidently say my CSS, especially CSS3, understanding is much, much stronger than 1 month ago. It was a lot of re-acquainting too.

Also, why can’t the day time be this serene? The main reason I like working through the night is because it is SILENT. No banging construction, no crying neighbor babies, no barrage of distractions. I’m going to miss being able to sustain these hours.

Post-grad life metaskill of 2011: Scaling.

One thing I’ve never paid much attention to while in school were milestones in school. They are neatly cut-off by semesters, tucked into smaller deliverables determined by weeks.

It was fairly easy to know when to pump it up and when to slack a little. For example, the strain of powering through finals is met with a period of complete relaxation at the end, without that, it’d be hard to sustain that level of intensity.

My first 3 months out of this, I realize how it is really up to you, yourself, to scale life. Whether it’s about work, side projects, outings, budget, whatever, it’s up to you to manage that metric.

It’s a freedom and a curse, and something I will aim to master consciously now and throughout 2012.

Just a quick thought and realization today while having instant ramen.