At the beginning of 2021, I set myself a goal to read 50 books. I almost slid just in there, although I didn’t quite finish book number 50 before the end of the 31st
🪴 What's with the plants?
I've become increasingly more curious about open sourcing knowledge, learning in public, and how working with the garage door up ties into knowledge gardens, digital gardening, and the software development principles of continuous deployment & releasing early.
Through my blog I've begun tackling perfectionism head on, by exploring the idea of not holding onto things for a rainy day, or waiting until they are perfect. By getting ideas out in the world for feedback, sooner rather than later.
Inspired by My blog is a digital garden, not a blog by Joel Hooks, who said:
"Just like plants in the garden I've got posts that are in various stages of growth and nurturing. Some might wither and die, and others (like this one you are reading) will flourish and provide a source of continued for the gardener and folks in community that visit "
Posts now all carry one of the following status:
If you'd like to learn more about my transition into more of a digital garden than a blog, check out my Seedlings, Kaizen & Knowledge Gardens post.
The small port-side village of Lyttelton, New Zealand is a place close to my heart. It’s where my grandmother lived when I was growing up; it’s a short boat trip away from where my family lives now; and it’s where my partner and I ended up, by chance, renting a house for the first 6 …
In 2018, I decided to give living in one place a try. Through a few last minute change of plans, and my brother already being there, that place ended up being Melbourne, Australia. As it turns out, I wasn’t ready to stop travelling, and my year in Melbourne was cut short, as I took off …
I had saved Marrakech for later. To me, it felt like an advanced destination – suited to skilful travellers who know exactly what they are doing. The more I reflect, the more I see how wrong that assumption was. I had bundled Morocco away with the likes of Japan and India for quite some time …