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I grew up in a household where you didn’t talk about your feelings or the things that were bothering you. If you had a problem you didn’t talk about it, you merely held it in and went about your day. I’m sure you can guess how well that went.


“A young man working on a laptop while seated on a ledge in a city during sunset” by Avi Richards on Unsplash

I’m a few months away from my first anniversary of working remotely.

To start, I never thought in a million years I’d be able to work remotely.

At first, it felt surreal. I could sleep in, or even take a nap on lunch if I wasn’t feeling great on top…

Photo by MUILLU on Unsplash

I’ve felt like I had a rough past few weeks. I’ve felt burnt out, stressed out, overwhelmed, sad, and even depressed.

Until this morning.

I spent some extra time in bed, instead of getting up at 6 am to make a cup of coffee and get to work in my…

Yes, you read it right. I’m quitting #100DaysOfCode.


I completed about a week or so of my regimen that I had set out to do.

The problem was that I just wasn’t that interested in it. Not because I don’t like development, I definitely do.

I work full time in…

I’ve been wanting to make a twitter bot for some time now, and I decided to accomplish it today.

I had created a repo for this awhile back and never finihsed it. The goal was to create a twitter bot to retweet and interact with tweets related to applicable hashtags…

I’m currently trying to finish up a little side project I’ve kept putting off that involves data from my car (2015 Chevrolet Volt).

I pull data from with a selenium script, the script downloads the two CSV files and then puts them in a directory for Jupyter Notebook to…

I recently started reading The War of Art by Steven Pressfield, where he talks about how resistance is the one thing that stops us from doing what we really want to do in our lives. …

“A direction arrow etched in a white wall” by Hello I'm Nik on Unsplash

I’ve had the hardest time working on my goals lately.

But reading “Forget About Setting Goals. Focus on This Instead” — By James Clear really motivated me. Instead of focusing on goals, focus on the process for the goals you want to achieve. …

I was in denial, I couldn’t be one of those people addicted to their phone and the apps within, could I?

A few months back, I started developing higher than usual levels of anxiety, mood swings, and racing thoughts. I typically don’t experience these types of things often, so I…

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It’s 11pm on a Monday night and I felt compelled to write this, after sitting at my computer for most of the day I got that dreadful feeling, the one that makes me feel depressed and anxious.

Every day since I can remember, I’ve asked myself; “what makes me happy?”…

Derek Palmer

Wanna-be Pizzaiolo. Productivity Nerd. @todoist Enlightened. Photographer. Auto enthusiast. Summoner-of-gifs. #ROC

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