All in Life

Do I have 9 lives?

Here is a list of all the times I have almost killed myself (accidentally) or came close to death. Some comical some not. But the real question is, how many lives do I have left?

The Seinfeld method

Whether or not you like Jerry Seinfeld's comedy, the Seinfeld method is something I think we can all get behind. This method has helped me keep my eye on my goals and build healthy habits.

Moving from my hometown and embracing fear

Leaving your hometown can be a daunting experience, I know it certainly was for me. You have your own self doubt then all the people around you getting you down on how you’re gonna “fail” - I let this negativity hold me back for many years and didn’t make the move.
I had so much regret that I didn’t - until finally one day I built up the courage to take the leap. 

Kill Your Voicemail

I know, its a hard one, but someone needs to say it.  Voicemail is SO old school!  It is already annoying enough that you have to go in and check your voice mail but then most of the time the messages are SO not necessary!  Just f***ing text that to me for Christ sake!
Ill show you what I did to put an end to people leaving me voicemails.  Let me know your thoughts. 

I changed my name

I went to the courthouse, sat in front of a judge and changed my last name.  

Everyone's first question is "Why?" - understandably.  
My answer is "I wanted to."

Creatively saying "NO"

As product managers, we want the best for your product. It’s important to keep things on track, on time, and keeping your product features relevant. In order to achieve these ideals, difficult conversations about the product are often needed to be had. And what can make these conversations difficult are that they include the use of, “no.”

LESSONS LEARNED - AND I F***ing love accordions

A few experiences that has shaped my thinking over the last few months.  Life *could be* short, dont hold back!
Also some sweet accordion music and then a movie in Bryant Park!
Beers featured, Cack-A-Lacky by Fullsteam, Goose Island IPA, and good ol' Bud Light Water-mellon-rita

Crop and Chop: A designer and wanna be chef

I know for me, in my work, I have a hard time exercising patience sometimes. I think what I gained most of of cooking classes, aside from better knife skills, is to exercise better patience when it comes to people that work under you. Encouragement is a powerful tool and direct critique can encourage growth and light a fire to do better.