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, ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿผ 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. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

What else?

โœ๏ธ Most of what is shared here is from me, but my wife and kids are omnipresent and heavy contributors.

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ โ†” ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ I’m currently living in Scotland by way of Seattle.

๐ŸŒฅ Here is what we’re up to now.

๐Ÿ–‹๏ธ Recent Posts

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

    One of my colleagues recently raised the idea that often weโ€™ll do retrospectives and futurespectives (i.e. roadmapping, visiontyping) but that many or most of us donโ€™t do introspectives. While Iโ€™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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  • Moon rising over the earth as viewed from space.

    The dark side of the moon

    The other day I was thinking about the moon (because I love thinking about space) and did the most sensible thing which is to download this app called My Moon Phase. After looking at it for a minute I was curious about what exactly the age of the moon meant. I then became totally fascinated […]

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  • A circular monument with a hole in the center and lake scenery in the background.

    What I learned last week (#191): open a door and beckon

    Last week was kind of half-and-half. Half was really good. I was riding the energy. The other half I wished I made some different decisions. The energy was riding me. Still having a hard time adjusting to the different schedule and demands of running the house half the time and running work half the time. […]

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  • My annual hike up Ben Lomond โ˜€๏ธ

    Exactly a year ago, literally almost to the day, I hiked Ben Lomond for the first time. Today I got out again with many of the same group. After having a tough day yesterday and feeling a bit confused at the end of this week, the walk was just what I needed. I spent as […]

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  • Close up of a jar of peanut rรฃyu and a spoon.

    Peanut Rรฃyu aka the best condiment ever

    I saw this jar of White Mausu’s Peanut Rรฃyu on the shelf of my local shop (Locavore) and took a chance. I love chillis and peanuts and asian food but that wasnโ€™t it exactly. Something about it called to me, and I answered.

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