Around 14 years ago, I defended my doctoral dissertation and acquired my Ph.D. It was a monumental milestone in my life; something I had been working toward for 10 years. Those kind of achievements are pretty spectacular, and leave you feeling very proud. Surprisingly, the feeling is only temporary. Indeed, people other than myself forgot … Continue reading What’s Next?
What is so scary about leaving a job in search of another? A common theme I've written about often is removing yourself from your comfort zone and taking on some torment and torture now and then. Indeed, here are a few: Choose Your Suffering (09/26/2017)Stepping Away from Your Comfort Zone (05/22/2018)Less Comfort and More Suffering … Continue reading A Little Misery Goes a Long Way
This week I started a new career. For ten years of my life, I was studying in college to be a professor. Then, I did that for fourteen years. Now, I'm something else entirely. I'm a liability. Although I have a general sense of what I'll be doing (there was a job description, of course), … Continue reading A New Career
While traveling I looked for a few podcasts to listen to since I have not done so in quite a while. The most recent Tim Ferriss podcast at that time was #375 Josh Waitzkin - How to Cram 2 Months of Learning into 1 Day. Since I'm a fan of Josh Waitzkin (first jiu jitsu … Continue reading The Last Three Turns
On April 13, 2019, I dislocated my shoulder during a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competition. It took about 5 minutes and some help from a teammate to get it back in place. A month later during a regular class I dislocated it again (minorly this time; it went right back in) while rolling "nice and easy". … Continue reading Dealing with Downtime