Dutch Lock Down Day Seventy Three

[Sleep Might Be Difficult Tonight]

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I never thought I’d be super excited to go work out.

But I SO TOTALLY AM.

I’m especially super chuffed to see my personal trainer cause she’s awesome and she’s guaranteed to make me sore and she’s so totally going to get me fit again.

With my help.

Over a longer span of time than just, say, one hour tomorrow morning.

But first the news:

I even went on a super long walk today and totally got ten thousand steps in!

What is happening, Warriors?

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Dutch Lock Down Day Sixty Four

I totally worked today.

Like, not for Red Hat or the new company, but I organized my wall calendar with upcoming events and worked on a CFP for a virtual event and setting up IRC on my personal laptop and basically nested in my home office.

We’ve already established I’m not very good at this vacation thing anymore.

But first the news:

I’m also doing things like figuring out the macOS shortcuts.

I’ve always used Fedora OS or CentOS for work and… I started to say macOS for personal use, but that isn’t the whole truth.

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Dutch Lock Down Day Fifty Three

Alternative Title: So Long Farewell Auf Wiedersehen Goodbye

Just in case you don’t know the reference because you haven’t seen The Sound of Music or don’t remember the iconic scene where the von Trapp kids sing their way out of a party in joy or out of a scary situation in stress, here’s the happier bit:

Also, if you haven’t seen the movie, I highly recommend the whole thing – simply brilliant. I’m normally a sci fi person myself, but it’s just SO iconic and there are just SO MANY beautiful scenes and songs.

Yes, I’m totally procrastinating.

Yes, I’ll get to the point shortly.

But first the news:

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Dutch Lock Down Day Forty Four

Yesterday was OpenShift Commons.

Today was Red Hat Summit day one.

Tomorrow is Red Hat Summit day two.

And.

YES, there are so many amazing things / benefits/ knowledge drops / apps / chat rooms / kickass puzzles / contests, sessions, keynotes, demos, workshops, interviews and such.

But.

I’m EXHAUSTED.

But first the news:

There are TONS of articles out there about how to make a virtual conference not suck and all kinds of warnings and I think Red Hat has covered most of the bases and is kicking ass.

But.

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There are Many Paths – This is Just One

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When choosing to respond to events, both negative or positive, because, yes, it’s a choice – we are not animals driven by instinct, but people with intellect and experience and #CHOICES – when that moment comes, you have infinite choices.

Perhaps, yes, you can let emotions drive, resulting in variable reactions and while, yes, I have no idea where this is coming from, maybe I’m reading too much of a particularly verbose author who writes with the long words and says not much at all.

I recently had some bad news.

Twice.

And I could’ve let it drive me down. It hurt. It was heartbreaking, really, from one of the sources, that I well and truly would’ve LOVED to work for and with – yes, I’m talking about interviews and opportunities and new horizons – but it wasn’t meant to be.

We’ve opted to go in another direction.

#DamnIt

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