Hello again 👋

Let's reconnect

I’m doing the thing right now when I publish simply to break the inertia of being away for so long. I want to make a commitment to publish regularly but I also don’t because I don’t want to disappoint myself (or you) if I don’t follow through.

I guess it isn’t so simple. I have so much I’ve been meaning to say. I’ve been on the job for about three months now and I’ve been going through it in all the ways. Mostly, I strive to be as self-aware as possible. That has been both a gift and a curse.

Here are some of the things I’ve been itching to talk about –

  • How to walk the fine line between trusting what you know and abandoning beliefs about the world that have roots in trauma.

  • I’ve been devaluing my own skills and abilities, out loud and to others (stop that, Nikema)

  • I’m so grateful to have my job and salary but I have a lot of catching up to do with bills and mindset.

  • I feel like I need to get my shit together immediately. Is that even possible?

  • I am making room in my life to bring PopSchools back.

  • I don’t plan on ever doing another tech job search.

Feel free to reply if you have any ideas about the list above, or for any reason. How are you doing? Any good news for you lately? Let me know if you need a hype woman, I’m rooting for you.

[GIF alt: Person in crown snapping and saying, “Yas Mama Yaas”]