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Short-forms and quantity

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I missed when I was writing regularly (once a week in 2021, hey), and I realize I’m putting undue pressure on myself to write something that is quality.

Which is silly, because:

  1. This site has a readership of 1 (me)
  2. There are no rules to what this personal space I’m carving out with my words holds
  3. Everything goes back to me stressing myself out, as if that is my hobby

I remember telling some friends that some books should remain as TED Talks instead of the fluffed-up books they become, and that holds true for what I’m doing here as well.

So maybe, instead of trying to start and continue long-form articles, I’m going to wean myself back into the habit of just letting the words flow. At least it’s good practice for when I have to write something long, like admissions essays.

But more on that another time.

Happy holidays!

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I took a longer-than-expected break from writing, but I’m back (ish) — a proper end-of-year post to come while I reflect on the past 365 days, but until then: happy holidays and a merry Christmas! I hope we all have some good time to recharge and just let our minds and bodies relax.

Thank you to everyone who has been on this writing journey with me for the past year (let me know who you are! I see you in my analytics but have nothing to go off of 👀) and here’s to another good year for all of us.

So much love and gratitude,

interlude, part ?? (i lost count)

This whole weekend has gotten me all wrapped up with writing up 14 x 150 words worth of answers. Ostensibly, it’s to squeeze in why and how I’m ready and worthy enough for a leadership initiative at work. As someone who obviously loves talking about myself and all that I’ve achieved, obviously, this has been a breeze.

(Hint: It’s 10:31pm on Sunday night, and I think I’ve given myself chest pains with this self-induced stress.)

For some questions, I can’t think beyond surface-level answers of why I deserve to be looked at. For others, the 150 words is a limiter, and brevity is not my best friend. Still, I suppose there is value in me doing this, even if just for my own benefit. Else, there’s always room to prep for the next performance review.

In which I test Google’s algorithm to its limits:

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Please look at my search term, and how it managed to spit out the right phrase on the sixth result.

(Anyway! This week I have woken up three days in a row anxious, so that’s… not great.)