Friendships, Family, Freedom (Or, Notes from Sabbatical, Weeks 8-11)

Why do kids in California return to school so early? It’s the end of summer! It’s back to school! Like, what? It’s only the middle of August. Last week in L.A., we hung out with friends visiting from Brooklyn, and their kids don’t go back to school until after Labor Day. I think it’s theContinue reading “Friendships, Family, Freedom (Or, Notes from Sabbatical, Weeks 8-11)”

Notes from Sabbatical, Week 1

Today is day 6 of my sabbatical. I have three months of paid leaveā€”an incredible benefit that Automattic offers to employees every five years. Being at the company for 11.5 years, this is my second one. I had many plans and hopes for my first one in fall 2017, but it ultimately took a differentContinue reading “Notes from Sabbatical, Week 1”