"May the best of your todays \
Be the worst of your tomorrows \
Fear not when, fear not why, fear not much while we're alive \
Life is for living, not living uptight, see ya somewhere up in the sky \
Fear not die, I'll be alive for a million years \
Bye-byes are not for legends, I'm forever young, my name shall survive"
~ Jay-Z, Young Forever
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
It's interesting how perspectives change.
Coming out of college and into the work-force, one principle that was impressed upon me was making sure to have a good work/life balance. This meant avoiding blackberries (at the time) where work email could infiltrate my personal life and giving out my cell-phone number (since part of my job is supporting other employees). Essentially, the goal was to leave work at work.
This was the expectation that I had set for myself and so whenever this boundary was crossed, I traded my inner-peace for an inner-anxiety that was alarmist in convincing me that I was falling down the slippery slope of losing myself.
Then I had a kid.
Now, instead of drawing a hard line of leaving work at work, I appreciate the flexibility of being able to do a bit of work at home so I can spend some extra moments with my family so I don't become the dad that is never home.
It's pretty cool how Sheryl Sandberg leaves Facebook everyday at 5:30PM.
Monday, May 14, 2012
My wife and baby were recently out of town and I was living home alone for the first time since my daughter was born.
Prior to that, we had been doing some sleep training trying to teach my baby daughter how to self-soothe. This teaches you the schizophrenic skill of being able to simultaneously hear her cries over anything and ignoring them all at the same time.
In the empty house, it was the strangest thing to hear her cries over the TV and especially in the silence. It was like phantom ringing or phantom phone, but with babies.