Shared thoughts and lessons on pursuing a well-lived life.

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The Problem With Dream Jobs (Part 1)

I was talking with a friend the other day and sharing what few lessons I’ve learned in my short but colorful working career so far. As I began to recount one experience after another, I remember saying that I wish I had learned this one particular lesson earlier: You have greater chances of achieving career success, not by finding and landing that dream job, but by becoming a “dream steward” wherever you are. To be

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Tech Tuesday: Goodreader

I like to read books across multiple devices which is why I like the Kindle app. I have it on my Macbook and my mobile which allows syncing of my reading progress across both devices. In short, if I leave off at a certain page on a Kindle book I’m reading on my Macbook, I can resume from the same page on my phone. But I have always had a hard time finding a way

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On Cherishing Small Beginnings

I got home later than usual today after a late night meeting for work. When I arrive, I see my 11-month old daughter having a little trouble sleeping past her bedtime, so I carry her in my arms and lull her to sleep. It doesn’t take long before she falls asleep, but I stop myself from putting her down too quickly. I remember that this season won’t last forever and before long Harana will insist

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Stay With Your Problems a Little Longer

As I put more time on the blog and aim to write two to three posts a week—an audacious goal considering I only published a single post last year—, I am forced to revisit my pile of unfinished drafts and incomplete reflections. Looking at each one, I notice that many of them could have been finished if I had only spent a little more time on them, developing ideas and completing my thoughts. I realize

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Hi Malaya. You’re Three!

Hi Malaya, Last week, you turned three years old. Can you believe it? When I think about that, I realize how fast time flies. It feels like it was just yesterday when you said your first words and took your first steps (yes, you talked before you walked). Now look at the energy ball you’ve morphed into. I have a number of wishes and prayers for you. But let me list those another time. Instead,

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