This was a good month. C came home from his FOURTH deployment and it feels like we’re transitioning phases in life from this rapid pace of deployments and go-go-go to this new phase of immense amount of responsibility as we prep for parenthood.
Looking ahead, September is going to be a WILD month.
I can do all things in him who strengthens me.Philippians 4:13
Holding on to this one this month because I’m a bit overwhelmed by the thought of what I’ve signed myself up for.
20 Week Appointment: SMALL HUMAN IS STILL SMALL HUMANING. Yep, yep, this is still a thing that is ongoing (at least for a few more months). My growing waistline is past the point of “did Emilie gain some weight?”
Read 4 Books: I finished SIX books in August: So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo (should be required reading), Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (slog), Working in Public by Nadia Eghbal (Thanks Claire for the suggestion), A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles (fiction that hits you in the feels), The First 90 Days by Michael Watkins (for new job), and The Data Warehouse Toolkit by Ralph Kimball (meh). Now, of course, I always count books in the months I finish them, so this count is a bit misleading. For example, I started Little Women back in January after watching the movie, which I did not enjoy. I also started So You Want to Talk About Race in July. But the other four were started and finished in August. Call that catching up on the months without reading thanks to that first trimester.
Career thing: NEW JOB.
Today is my last day at @gitlab . The last 2 ¼ years have been an incredible learning opportunity. Working at GitLab has been more than I ever imagined it would be. 1/— Emilie Schario (@emilieschario) August 21, 2020
I had no idea what I was signing up for back in 2018, but it's been a wonderful adventure.— Emilie Schario (@emilieschario) August 21, 2020
Esp grateful for the leadership of really talented folks like @sytses, @streas, @pmachle, and @tayloramurphy
Mixed feelings but very excited for what's next.. https://t.co/aKbr7A9Dur
After 800+ wonderful days full of twists and turns and roller coaster surprises at GitLab, August 21 was my last day. After a week of vacation, yesterday was my first day at Netlify. This was an incredible career opportunity that I just couldn’t pass up.
Grad School plan: LinkedIn Update, so you know it’s real. Later this month, I start an MBA Program at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School. Because having a baby, starting a new job, and moving weren’t enough…
Read 30 Pages of CF L1 Book: This isn’t a priority and I need to stop lying to myself that it is.
Finish the wedding album based on printed pictures: I didn’t finish, but I did get the album and get through: getting ready, before, church, bridal party, and the pictures of us. ALL that’s left is the pictures of the party itself, which is about a third of the pictures.
- Have a successful 24 Week Appointment
- Finish the wedding album
- Either move or figure out the moving situation
- Read 4 books
- Make ONE open source contribution
- Get all my stuff squared away for the first day of school (setup, notes, orientation completed)
- Weekly review
Emilie is an Army Wife, Data Engineer, and CrossFitter with a love for working through her thoughts in this space on the internet. She lives with her husband Casey and their pup Bo in Savannah, GA.