March Review

My monthly reviews had a little break. Allowing more flexibility, I hope to overcome this. This is the March update. ⏱️ I am working for one and a half months since parental leave and miss spending time with the baby a lot. Thinking about working part time. πŸ‘Ά The little one started going to childcare and brought home her first drawing. Cannot tell how much I am in love. ⛑️ I decided to get trained as a first aid instructor.

Daylight Saving Time Confusion

It’s this time of the year again. Working in a global environment, at some point, you’ll be confronted with the daylight saving time confusion. One example: We have a daily meeting, invited by a colleague from the US and scheduled for 2pm my time - usually. During two weeks in March and October my calendar is messed up, because the US already saves daylight, while Europe doesn’t. The meeting is suddenly one hour earlier - conflicting with other appointments I have scheduled for this time.

Office vs. Home Office

In a few days my parental leave comes to an end and I will go back to work. This will confront me with the question how much time I want to spend in office or work remotely. Time for reflection. The situation Before Corona, we were allowed to work one day per week remotely. In reality, this flexibility did not exist. Working from home was considered as an additional day off.

πŸ“± All the phones, I owned

I paused blogging for a while, because re-starting work and having a sick baby at home took more of my energy than I thought. Hopefully, I can find more time soon again, because I miss it. πŸ™‚ This one is in the backlog for quite some time, inspired by Kev’s blog post about all the motorbikes he owned. When I read it, I thought this is a cool idea! I should do something similar.

πŸ’» Arc Browser Act II

The Battle of the defaults introduced me to the Arc Browser. Although, this was months ago and reviews were super positive, I didn’t try it out yet. Yesterday, they announced their second act with a cool video. This showcases cool new features and finally motivated me to download it. I set it as default browser for now and see if it brings benefits for me. Let’s see πŸ™‚

πŸ’» My First Mac

The Mac celebrates its 40th birthday and with that comes another bandwaggon I’d like to jump opon. Everyone is writing about their first Mac. I joined the party quite late. My first Mac was a 2019 MacBook Pro 13" that I got from work and used intensively during Corona lockdowns. It still had four Thunderbolt ports, the only thing I am missing on the M1 MacBook Air. I was a Windows Users since I had my fist computer about 20 years ago, with some short excurses into the linux world, but always wanted to try out one of those “cool kids” notebooks.

πŸ” Fat Boy at 40

In August last year, Kev announced that he doesn’t want to be a “fat boy at 40” and I decided to accept his invitation and be accountable together. A few days ago, he wrote his Christmas update and I would like to use this opportunity to finally write something myself on this topic. Situation I am 36 years old and have some time left to come into shape until my 40th birthday, but I am having the same goal as Kev - to be fitter this summer.

πŸŽ„ Holiday Travels - Part 4

Over the weekend, the last part of our holiday travels this season took place and thus, I would like to conclude this post series. We went to Vienna. Not for the first time, the program was not that touristic. I think I will summarize some tipps from this trip in another blog post, soon. Back to the train travels. In short: We were lucky. On the way to Vienna, the first train arrived on schedule with not even a minute delay.

πŸ₯‚ Happy New Year

Dear Reader, a new year has started. I couldn’t find the time to write a 2023 review yet - a lot has happened - but I still wanted to wish you, and your loved ones, a Happy New Year. May it bring many joyful experiences. I am really looking forward to continue writing here and read your awesome blogs. I really love reading them all. Thank you.

πŸ—“οΈ December 2023

πŸ™ Personal: This year marked the first Christmas with baby. In contrary to previous years, we spend the whole time at home and invited family and friends to our place. It was exhausting, but - with the usual exceptions - very joyful. Buying an extendable dining table beginning of the year was a good choice. πŸ–₯️ Work: A few more weeks of parental leave. With the January report this section should become meaningful πŸ™‚

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