Category: Personal

  • Stressing  Out

    Stressing Out

    New Job Last week I accepted an offer to return to my former job at 3M. It is bittersweet in a number of ways, but mostly bitter. I won’t be returning at the same level I left. Instead, I’ll be at the very bottom of the ladder and have to work my way up.  I…

  • Untitled No. 1

    Untitled No. 1

    One of my problems is that I’m always taking on too many projects, and today is no different. In recognition of this problem, recently I attempted to wrap up one of my projects, the Fender Coronado II rebuild. It took several hours to correctly solder and stuff the electronic guts into the body, but I…

  • UX Career Journey Pt. 7

    UX Career Journey Pt. 7

    Over the weekend I recorded and uploaded a new video documenting the progress on my UX Career Journey. Jobs continue to be scarce and I find myself diving more into freelance and passion projects as time allows. The biggest update is that I am studying for the Series 65 License. So that’s something. Watch the…

  • Would I Do Designlab UX Academy Again?

    Would I Do Designlab UX Academy Again?

    It’s going to be a no for me, but if you have more means and more support, it could still be an okay option for you. From April 2022 through March 2023 I was in the Designlab UX Academy Bootcamp. I outline the costs, the course, and what did and didn’t work for me in…

  • The Holidays Are Hard

    The Holidays Are Hard

    This year I find myself struggling with the holidays more than usual. Never would I have imagined that instead of joy and happiness, the string of events from Thanksgiving to New Years would bring increased unease and discontent. Without kids or a significant other, I often feel subject to the whims of extended family. I’m…