You may have noticed that I’ve been inactive for a while, from blogging and social media. A lot has happened and I needed to take some time off. I’m sure you were taught, like myself, that things happen for a reason. I don’t always believe that, but I will concede the time off helped me re-center. During this time, I took on some new challenges and meditated. I invested into myself and my family. Overall, I recharged. I even managed to take a vacation!
As for what I have been keeping myself busy with, a lot of it was traffic. If you live in the greater Los Angeles area, you are familiar with it. Surprisingly, it is not the worst traffic in the country, but it does lack a developed mass transit area to move people to where the jobs are. For instance, it does a good job of getting you to downtown LA, but not a good job at getting you to Santa Monica, Culver City, and Marina del Rey, where there are a lot of tech companies.
One of the topics I reflected on during this break (and sitting in traffic) is being more authentic. When it comes to being a leader, being authentic is critical to building your relationships. While I will continue to talk about testing and quality, I will also talk about leadership and myself. I am also building a new list of articles ranging from tips and snippets on automation to new articles on career growth and leadership.
Ultimately, I took a break from social media and blogging to focus on my family and myself. I felt myself falling into a habit that wasn’t helping me succeed. I wanted to be more in the moment. At work I took new adventures and learning challenges. In the end, I invested in me. The change of pace and clearing my mind helped re-balance. Something I’m sure everyone could benefit from.
As Ferris Bueller said, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”