Our Sixmonthiversary

Our Sixmonthiversary

Today Seattle and I celebrate our Sixmonthiversary together. It was just six months ago today I boarded that American Airlines flight, and my life was forever changed. I became Seattle's newest resident. I sit here writing this in what I could only describe as exactly what I wanted my life to look like when I got to Seattle.

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Podcast Episode Encode & Tag Shell Script

Podcast Episode Encode & Tag Shell Script

After producing two podcast episodes I was ready to start streamlining my workflow. One of the most tedious steps was converting the WAV file output, adding the MP3 tags and add album art, and renaming the MP3. This shell script does all of this in a single command with two inputs.

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My 2017 Goals

I'm not a fan of "New Years Resolutions," but I do enjoy setting goals for myself. What's the difference? In my mind resolutions seem to be very arbitrary, not well documented or mesaured, and quickly forgotten, while goals are much more specific, measurable, actionable, realistic, and time-bound. Sound familiar? If you've been in the business world for any length of time, you'll recognize these as S.M.A.R.T. goals. I first set annual goals in 2015, and enjoyed the process of working towards them every month. Goals are something I'll to set in order to drive positive, purposeful change in my life.

My Goals for 2017

  1. Pay off a certain amount of debt
  2. Read 20 books
  3. Post four photographs per month
  4. Journal two times per week
  5. Cook one new recipe with one new food per week
  6. Bike 1500 miles

Because I'm a data junkie, I like to track things at intimate levels of details, and do it digitally. This year I'm using the iOS app Strides to help me track my goals. I like that I can enter various types of goals, and it will track. And it syncs between iPhone and iPad, a must-have for me. I did not pay for the upgrades.

I'll detail my goal tracking at the end of each month.