• Choose Happy

    I’ve talked about the fact that since the early days of the year, how I’ve felt more at home, more at peace and happier. Don’t get me wrong, I still have depression. But I have learned that if I choose happiness, looking for the good in the day, while recognizing that not every day is a good day, my whole mindset changes. Simply, to “choose happy” doesn’t erase my depression, anxiety, autism or attention-deficit disorder. But it does put me in a better, more balanced mindset. I know I had promised an entry on healthy boundaries, but right now, I’ve been pulling packages of log files, dealing with archives, and…

  • Looking Forward, Looking Back

    Looking back at 2020 This year, I had wanted to get so much done. Turns out that I was going to be thwarted by a microscopic, little bastard that was identified as SARS-CoV-2. This little multipronged bastard managed to put my life on hold. The entire house has been stressed out, and I decided to put my mental health first. So, I cut back on blogging, tried to get my house in order, and just made myself and my family my priority. I had intended to start podcasting in November. But November brought challenges that made it hard to get the quality product out that I wanted to. So that…

  • Workspace Update

    I’ve been away from things because I’ve been doing a workspace update. I thought I was done when we painted the office and moved everything back in. At this point, I should know better. We found that the initial setup just didn’t work for us. My spouse is a continually active person – he fidgets and moves — so having my desk up against his, just didn’t work – I was getting motion sick from my monitors jiggling around. Now, to most people, it wouldn’t be a bother, but for me, it was the difference between getting work done and being unable to look at a screen. We sat down…