Craig Butcher

Front End Web Developer

Week Note Forty Six - New Routine

The Dog

It has been an interesting first week with our four legged friend aka "The Dog". In came back the slightly early mornings rise, out goes.. well nothing at all because we are still working on this! Thankfully, working from home has been a real bonus and admittedly, it has been comforting having a companion in the household especially when it comes to mental health. Often "The Dog" has been a useful "rubber duck" when it comes to coding or figuring out potential solutions that I dream up.

Breathe

The imposter syndrome has been a nagging piece of annoyance and it's fairly normal in any industry. I have been stuck in between meetings with designers, UX, and accessibility in my current role and not being able to do coding. Figuratively, it is about 80% of meetings and 20% of coding, debugging, and investigating. It is an eye opener for sure and as I write this entry, it made me think if I have been too critical of myself to do more coding! The FOMO (Fear of missing out) if I fall behind in technology is an absolute pain and many people say they are in the same boat when it comes to this mindset. There is an agreement that we should not be made to feel like this and understand it as a joy that we are discovering these things for the first time when we needed it.

Books

It seems that this section seems to be about books every week. I have been reading on and off is 'A Million Years In A Day: A Curious History of Ordinary Life, From Stone Age To Phone Age' by Greg Jenner. If you love history combined with some wits and puns, this is the book for you.

Like every book, you cannot help researching on the specific subject and dive in to get knowledge about it.

And finally...

Okay, okay, okay. I did check out the show to see how Rose is doing in BBC's Strictly Come Dancing and she is clearly having a lot of fun including promoting Deaf awareness everywhere she goes. No matter whatever is the end result, it goes to show that we, Deaf people, can do anything.

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