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Nick Kirsch

The nomad.

It's the reality of where I am in my career now - wandering, searching, exploring, discovering, and learning. I'm very fortunate that a few folks have looked past my lack of commitment and let me participate, investing in the hope of mutual benefit. Of course, I feel the visceral and conflicting tensions: the need for an all-encompassing mission, the desire to create that mission for myself, and yet, the realization that I don't know what it takes, nor where it will take me.

I’m late! I’m late!

I’m officially unemployed as of October 1st. I’ve known this day was coming for a year, and yet I am still shocked by how quickly it has come. Not that I didn’t keep myself occupied - but ... wow.  Reality hits. “What’s your plan?!”, I am often asked. I have many plans, but ironically, no specific one when it comes to my career. I’m super grateful that I have the flexibility I do; I’m going to take advantage of it while I can.

Streaks

I just discovered a new app, Streaks. I’m strangely excited about it, primarily because it forces me to prioritize: what are the six most important habits to me? I want to write more describing my recent journey with habits, but I’ll save that for another time. I’ve been doing a great job on many habits with the help of Coach.me, but the simple truth is that the flexibility of the platform enables me to over-commit - and being over-committed impacts everything, not just the superfluous things.