Get On With It

Writing and drawings about work, family and the stuff in-between

“You are not what you do. What you are is how you do it.”

Hiya, 👋🏼 Nick here!

Family shot with sun in the background.

I’m a dad, husband, and son who sometimes draws and writes about stuff that is interesting to me. I love creating and building things with my kids, and, if I’m forced to, other adults as well. I mostly write a about life and work, and share a weekly series of learnings.

In my spare time, I work with Automattic as a Happiness Engineer. 😎

What else?

✏️ Most of what is shared here is from me, but my wife and kids are omnipresent and heavy contributors.

🇺🇸 ↔ 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 I’m currently living in Scotland by way of Seattle.

🌥 Here is what we’re up to now.

🖋️ Recent Posts

  • Great Scottish Run 2022 Half-Marathon

    I just finished running the Great Scottish Run half-marathon event in Glasgow. This was a race I signed up for originally in 2020 and the first race I’ve done in at least five years, maybe more. It was long overdue.

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  • First fires

    Now that it’s October and cooler mornings have arrived, we’ve started to use our wood stove regularly. The stained glass feature is beautiful, but having a wood stove is my favorite part of our house renovation. Starting a fire while making coffee in the morning seems to scratch some primordial caveman desire. Stacking wood gives […]

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  • My favorite albums of September 2022

    It’s that time of the month when I share my favorite albums and other musical discoveries from the last 30ish days. My September listening was dominated by jazz, guitars, and beats was and generally instrumental in nature. Man, there were some real gems this month. Play some music below and judge for yourself.

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  • Stained glass salvation

    After many weeks of small and incremental work, something exciting and positive happened on the house renovation front. More specifically, a very special window finally happened. If you’ve been following our house renovation you know that “exciting and positive” are two words I’ve never used when describing the project. So we’re enjoying this bit of […]

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  • Build an intro and outro into your day, week, or month routine

    One of my colleagues recently raised the idea that often we’ll do retrospectives and futurespectives (i.e. roadmapping, visiontyping) but that many or most of us don’t do introspectives. While I’m not great at these kinds of things, I can say with certainty that writing out what I want to do and then what I did […]

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