Working at Automattic comes with many perks, but none quite so amazing as a three month paid sabbatical to disconnect from work and do whatever you want to do, without having to worry about paying the bills.
Want to finally write that novel you never have time for? Ever thought of hiking the Appalachian Trail or riding all 9289km of the Trans-Siberian Railway in one go? What about that blacksmithing apprenticeship you’ve always wanted to try? Or perhaps you’ve been thinking of going back to school, finish that degree you had to leave incomplete, because life? The possibilities are endless.
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The minion is having a make-believe Zoom call. No screen, just an old, broken keyboard I’ve given her to play with.
The wife and I both had to come say hi to her “work people” – she always pops in during my bi-weekly video call with the rest of my team to say hello 😀
The minion just had a meltdown because a cockroach wouldn’t stay put so she can look at it.
In other news, we’ve gone two nights in a row with no diaper and no accidents. Yay!
Also, I can give her a series of instructions to complete a task, and not only does she complete the task successfully, she actually comes back and ask questions if she’s not sure what to do. She’s already more advanced than most highschoolers I’d ever taught, and a disturbing number of adults I know…
For the first time ever, I’ve started reading a new book on the day it’s released.
For all the nonsense 2020 has thrown at us, it’s not all bad. For one, it’s the year that we got not one, but TWO new Dresden Files novels from Jim Butcher.
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