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

  • My annual hike up Ben Lomond ☀️

    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 rãyu and a spoon.

    Peanut Rãyu aka the best condiment ever

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

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  • Making a Minecraft Dungeons-themed birthday invite

    My son’s bday is coming up in just under a month. I have been wanting to get back into my design tools a bit more. So why not take it upon myself to dip my toes into a real project and make up a birthday invite? That’s what I did this week (it was one […]

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  • On The Miseducation of Eunice Waymon and supporting good things

    Right now, I’m listening to the crazy good Nina Simone & Lauryn Hill mash-up album, The Miseducation of Eunice Waymon, from Amerigo Gazaway. It was released back in 2018 and hasn’t lost any of its shine. It’s incredible. It’s also free. I believe the world of music is a better place because of this project […]

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  • What I learned last week (#190): breakfast for dinner

    Last week was mostly about being a Dad (my wife was traveling so I was solo for a bit) and working slowly on the million house projects we have going. It’s easy to get frustrated by how much there is to do. The thing that’s hard about making progress on new home improvements is that […]

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