Date / Question
I'm good at copy editing, but get no intrinsic value out of it (I do get some utility value, I just don't enjoy it). Similarly, I'm a good writer, but have only recently started actively valuing that skill.
I wish I were a better listener. It's something I have gotten better at over the years, but it still requires intentional effort (which is a bummer: I love hearing others' perspectives, but controlling the impulse to start talking as soon as the other person says something interesting is hard!)
I swear by the Pomodoro technique. I also like to set very concrete goals -- if, say, the thing I don't want to do is writing, I amortize it: I don't have to write a whole paper today, I just have to write 500 words (or whatever is appropriate for the total word count goal). I can't trick myself into what counts or doesn't count as a whole page, and I stay motivated to hit the word count because that means I'm done for the day. If I get into a writing groove, even better: I'm officially "overachieving".
Going home! After a few delays with my flight, stepping out of the airport and seeing my husband waiting for me was a definite highlight of the weekend (the enthusiastic greeting from our dog was a close second).
going straight into grad school out of undergrad (in English Lit.) / moving to Vienna for a Fulbright teaching fellowship
Wrote + recorded an album about Harry Potter in lieu of a final paper
The time I successfully navigated a student's "emergency" illness while leading a study abroad trip -- entirely auf Deutsch.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
The Big Short
A Confederacy of Dunces, by John Kennedy O'Toole
Tough questions because most things I am good at, I find the value of it, even if I don't really like it. I mean, I can't think of something where I'm like "Yeah, I'm good at this" yet never assimilate it into my self-value. I've though on this answer for 2 days now and I've come up this the above response. Everything I'm good at I value.
Now on the flip-side, I'm not good at MySQL, Express, and Handlebars. It is driving me crazy in programming class since I missed those 3 weeks!
I chunk the task into more manageable tasks. I set rewards for myself to finish said chunks. For some tasks I block work time off with liberal breaks in between. I relocate to new work environments (different cafe or library) and use the travel as mental breaks.
Maybe recovering from a newly formed coffee addiction. I never drink coffee but needed to the last two weeks of class. The withdrawal was headaches and such. Thankfully, I've "kicked the habit"!
Bogota vs. Guaymas
2009 - 2010 academic year:
Football conference championship.
Men's soccer conference championship.
Basketball national championship in Indy.
Student-athlete development conference.
Reaching goals in my 5-year plan.
Learned a lot of tech skills. WebDev stuff and cryptocurrency mining.
Parque Fundidora + Paseo Santa Lucia o Parque Fundidora.
Elon Musk - We goin' to mars! / "Satoshi" - The mythological creator(s) of cryptocurrency. Both take ideas into the real world.
Read a few Tom Clancy book en espanol.
I don't have a favorite teacher.
I am very good at doing dishes (and stacking them!) but I absolutely dislike the process. I would rather scrub a toilet than wash a sink full of old smelly dishes.
I wish I was a better writer. I can write stuff (lol)... but it is not natural for me. I would love to level up this skill.
I tend to be a bad news guy first, to deal with it, then hope for the better later. Grin and bear it!
Long travel was tiring... but good to be home. 🙂 . Great to see Stef and Micah and Ethan!
Military / Classroom career
Study abroad trip -- Italy -- France -- England.
Becoming an Eagle Scout.
Wife - Stefene
Pre-school! --> Took my family to Hawaii
LOTR = 3 in 1
Bible / LOTR / POA