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

“The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.”

I have a few days off and I’m not working on our house renovation and not working on anything for that matter. I’m spending time with a close friend, celebrating my daughter’s birthday, probably going to go on a hike. I don’t need to take all this time off technically, but realistically I do.

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Inviting Mara to tea

“When we put down ideas of what life should be like, we are free to wholeheartedly say yes to our life as it is.” No matter how hard you try to be the best version of yourself, you will always have instances where fear, self-doubt, malice, or temptation rear their head and come to knock…

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Choose yourself

I remember when this song came out. I heard it first on KEXP on my regular drive into work, the morning show DJ John Richards playing it twice in a row (as he is known to do with new tracks that he loves) and most mornings after that. It perfectly encapsulated a lot of the…

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