This is what I'm up to nowadays.
I am currently working as a front-end engineer at Crunchbase , a platform for finding business information about private and public companies. Check out Crunchbase to find the right company, find the right person, and take action.
With an educational background in philosophy, I remain interested in the subject and have been particularly interested in Stoic philosophy of late. This includes listening to The Daily Stoic podcast and reading various Stoic philosophy-themed books, including Ryan Holiday’s The Way, the Enemy, and the Key trilogy and Donald Robertson’s How to Think Like a Roman Emperor . Since the New Year, a key component of my morning ritual has been reading The Daily Stoic by Ryan Holiday in the morning, paired with time devoted to introspection. I have gifted The Daily Stoic to a few loved ones in hopes of gaining discussion and accountability partners in the pursuit of temperance, courage, justice, and wisdom.
I’m currently learning Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13 (also known as Sonata Pathétique). When I take short breaks during my work day, I like to play Ludovico Einaudi's Nuvole Bianche once through.
I have also been taking one-on-one voice lessons with Steve Glazer , whom I first learned about through his Singing Simplified courses on Udemy. I just belted E♭5 for the first time a few days ago! I'm super pleased with this progress because, incidentally, it is the highest note sung in "Let It Go," "Into the Unknown," and "Show Yourself" by Elsa (voiced by Idina Menzel) from Frozen and Frozen 2, respectively. (I love those movies, and "Show Yourself" was one of my most-listened songs in 2020.) It will be a very happy milestone when I am able to sing the two songs in their original key.
My favorite book this year has been Derek Sivers' Hell Yeah or No: What's Worth Doing , which I read in April.
You can see my reading list here.
June 24th, 2021 from New York City.
This page was inspired by Derek Sivers and the NowNowNow movement.