The new Lublin bus station last night.

    The central Lublin bus station. With pillars that look like tree branches.

    How I think I’ll feel when fasting vs how I actually feel.

    Just me?

    The pessimist says it’s half empty.

    The pedant says it’s full.

    This is the exact loop in thinking I go through whenever I consider moving my newsletter off substack. “Helpfully”, my sketchy ideas website also seems to be down. So maybe this is the push I need to move platform (Is that Ghost whispering my name I hear?)

    Dog vs Apple Pencil.

    Today I learned there’s a raspberry pi store in Cambridge. I’ve just managed to avoid buying one. For now.

    In Cambridge today to see some old friends.

    Family Christmas in the Derbyshire Dales. It’s been lovely, windy and exhausting. Still a few more days to go when we leave. We’ve had erratic internet access the whole time but I picked up an eSim for the rest of our stay here. Still, even that doesn’t always provide access! The process was great though, still not as good as the old EU roaming was but better than high roaming fees.

    A new sketchnote summary of an article on 8 ways to end imposter syndrome for good.

    A sketchnote of Nick Wignall’s article 8 Ways to end imposter syndrome for good.

    “Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that’s the stuff life is made of.” ― Benjamin Franklin

    The word Life made up of the word time written over and over again.

    On imposter syndrome

    Two pictures of people at a party. One shows one person thinking “I don’t belong here” and a headline (what it feels like) and the other shows everyone thinking the same thought and rhetoric headline “reality”.

    Just me?

    A chart that shows productivity is inversely proportional to the number of browser tabs you have open.

    Something im working on for next week. Not sure it’s quite right (may take out the headings?)Might reread some parts of 4000 weeks too. This is basically about how talking about work-life balance isn’t great because work is still life and it can actually cause more burnout.

    Two calendars. One with work and life appointments. The other with just life representing the issue of work life balance.

    “We do not learn from experience . . . we learn from reflecting on experience.”

    A pithy summary of some of John Dewey’s work (but it seems never actually said by him)

    The first draft is always perfect

    “Every first draft is perfect because all the first draft has to do is exist. It's perfect in its existence. The only way it could be imperfect would be to NOT exist.”&10;― Jane Smiley

    “There are only two ways to influence human behavior: you can manipulate it or you can inspire it.” - Simon Sinek in Start With Why.

    My recent sketchnote on divergent and convergent thinking is probably my favourite I’ve made in ages. It really feels like “Me” and that I actually have a style. Plus its an interesting topic (to me).

    Mammoths still roam the earth.

    Somewhere in Wrocław

    A hike through ojców national park

    Yesterday my team at work decided to do a more unusual team building than the typical go karting or axe throwing that happen in IT companies across krakow. Instead, we walked through a national park and had grilled trout, caught from the river.

    It was a great, relaxing time.

    In the evening, we went for a more traditional outing — contemporary Israeli cuisine — but the park was the real star.

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