I was inspired to post this page by Now Now Now created by Derek Sivers.
I recently graduated with a dual-major MS in Systems Engineering and Regulatory Science from the University of St. Thomas. It was a fantastic experience that changed the trajectory of my career, but I’m not sure I’d do it that way again. I feel like graduate school as a whole is a bit of a money grab and I’m trying to figure out how to replace it with something more efficient and inexpensive.
I am practicing guitar for the first time in a decade or so. Even when I was in a band, I never really “practiced.” I just played music that was in my wheel-house or dumbed it down until it was in my wheelhouse. For the first time in my life, I’m practicing to develop technical proficiency.
I am learning Python via taking a Python Intro on Coursera and practicing applying those lessons by solving problems programmatically on Project Euler. I’m up to Problem 5.
This may be obvious to some, but I am just learning WordPress.
I wrote two manuscripts in 2020.
The first is about a health scare I had in 2010-2012 (spoiler alert – I survived.) I will publish this first manuscript as a book with the goal of changing how cardiac care teams communicate with patients about the potential cognitive impacts of open heart surgery prior to surgery and in the months and years that follow
The second is about my career, and how I applied the lessons learned the hard way over the course of 15 years to define and pursue the right job at the right company in the right industry. I will publish this manuscript as a book with the goal of helping readers find the right job, company and industry for them without taking 15 years to do so.
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