Have You Packed Yet?

[COVID Day Five Hundred Sixty Nine]

#NO

It’s fascinating to me how when I’m procrastinating doing one thing, I will do SO MANY OTHER THINGS.

That I have been procrastinating.

For example, today is supposed to be packing and getting ready for tomorrow’s FIRST WORK TRIP IN TWENTY MONTHS I’M NOT FREAKING OUT YOU’RE FREAKING OUT.

#Ahem

Instead, I’ve assembled the gaming table in the basement. And done dishes and laundry and helped a child sit on the potty cause we’re toilet training and peeing in the pants a million times still means we have to sit on the potty again, yes, this time, yes, right now, stop getting up.

And they pee’d in their pants again.

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The Packing List!

[COVID Day Five Hundred Sixty Seven]

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OMG OMG OMG OMG

Cause I’m going to pack Sunday which means I need to do laundry Saturday which means I need to write this list NOW.

Also, Leander, don’t forget that you need to reschedule that doctor’s appointment you have for this upcoming Friday because YOU’LL TOTALLY BE IN ANOTHER STATE CAUSE YOU’RE TRAVELING FOR WORK FOR THE FIRST TIME IN TWENTY MONTHS

OMGOMGOMG

Focus, Leander

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Ready to Fly Again?!?

[COVID Day Five Hundred Sixty Six]

I am traveling for work, having not traveled for eighteen months, starting on Monday, lasting for ten days, and not going to one conference, but, technically, only two, but with LOTS of day zero events and social events and everything that goes on in between.

And working The Booth.

I don’t even have a pair of sneakers with me; they’re currently with Customs. Sneakers or super comfy shoes are an absolute must when working The Booth at any convention for any amount of time over five minutes.

THIS is why I think this cough is mostly psychosomatic, but it could legit be something physical, too, but either way, I wrote up a few tasks / routines / bullet points that I want to make priority number one before / during the next ZOMG ten days.

Starting Monday.

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The Cough That Would Not Go

[COVID Day Five Hundred Sixty Three]

I have had a frakin’ cough for how long now and it’s NOT COVID but damn.

Also, I am flying for work for the first time in two years.

On Monday.

I’M NOT FREAKING OUT YOU’RE FREAKING OUT

Wish me luck.

Developing Communities: The DevRel Podcast

[Dutch Lock Down Day Four Hundred Forty]

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It was my absolute pleasure to join Alex & Mackenzie on their podcast, Developing Communities: The DevRel Podcast, where they discuss emerging trends and talk with experts in developer relationships to unpack this growing field.

But first the news:

“In this episode, we speak with Tech Evangelist and Open-source Advocate Rain Leander about their journey that lead them to become an advocate, the skills they have learnt along the way and specifically what it is like to be a advocate in open-source organizations.   

Rain started life as a dancer and first found tech only as a way to finance their dancing career, advocacy to them was a unique way to combine their love for tech and performance which is clearly seen in the enthusiasm they bring.”

Episode 3 with Rain Leander – Advocacy in open-source organizations

Dear future self:

Don’t start the podcast with “…yeah.” Try “Hello!”

xoxo,
Me.