The planned distance was just over 9 km and I ended up at 11.5 km due to missing the trail a few times. It was just about 2.5 hours of walking, mostly due to stopping to figure out where the trail actually was – or to deal with mosquitos. There were lots of mosquitos.
As a lead, it’s difficult to measure your work, and also to know when you’ve passed the “enough” line for the day. I’ve spent the last few months asking everyone I met about this and have learned a few things.
Upplandsleden is a walking trail in Sweden with a total length of about 500 km. The main section stretches from Uppsala up into Dalarna, while there are a few other … Continue reading Upplandsleden route info (Stockholm)
When I found out that Fitbit was to be purchased by Google, I realized that I didn’t want Google to have all of that personal information. So I started investigating analog watches; here’s what I learned.
This book wasn’t actually on my reading list. I was listening to the Happiness podcast and the speakers were talking about setting New Year’s Resolutions – the point is that different tendencies … Continue reading Takeaways: the Four Tendencies, by Gretchen Rubin
Last December, when it was cold, cold, cold, I decided to use some bulky yarn to make a cowl. It’ll knit up fast, I thought. I’ll get to wear it practically immediately, I thought.
I thought wrong. 🙂
I seem to cast on a pair of socks each Christmas, finish at least one sock, and then finish the pair by sometime mid-spring. These weren’t any different as I … Continue reading Happy, striped socks | what should I be writing about?
I don’t like reading non-fiction. There, I said it. It’s out in the open now. The thing is, there are so many valuable insights available through reading non-fiction – I … Continue reading Tips for reading non-fiction
I brainstormed my own personal commandments; these are the overarching principles that I live my life by. Some are part of my core personality that I wanted to underline, while others are things I want to strive for.
I’m a Happiness Engineer on the WooCommerce Orion team, and have been working at Automattic for 18 months now.
In all fairness, I didn’t set out to drink three shots of espresso. I realized that the grind on the beans was a little too coarse, so adjusted and made … Continue reading Sometimes you just need more
The sewing world doesn’t have a Ravelry equivalent. Patterns are spread across the Big 4 and the hundreds of indie pattern designers – last week, I was trying to find a specific pants pattern I’d seen a while back and finally gave up.
I hate being late. It says “I don’t care enough about your time,” so I try very hard to be on time or even better: early. When I worked in … Continue reading The art of being on time to remote meetings