Wondering Wanderer

Katrin Valdre

Written by Katrin Valdre who has a permanent address in Portland, OR but does not believe in one physical location. You should follow her on Twitter

So you too want to work remotely?

August 12, 2019

First it was individual offices, then cubicles, then open floorplans followed by remote friendly workplaces. The reality is that some of us…

Week Notes Vol 14

August 08, 2019

I’ve been going down a rabbit hole of reading about the history race and class in the United States for the past few months. Some of this…

Week Notes Vol 13

August 01, 2019

After two and half years of planning West Coast Estionian days is finally here! Kicked off by mass dance practice followed by potluck on…

Week Notes Vol 12

July 25, 2019

There are two kinds of people - those who care about status in context of travel and those who do not. I travel a fair amount but I am…

Week Notes Vol 11

July 18, 2019

Post vacation blues is a thing . Usually it doesn’t hit me as hard since I’m always plotting the next adventure but this time I came back…

Week Notes Vol 10

July 11, 2019

Vacation in Estonia has been a flurry of activities - one could almost say a castle a day? We attended the main rehearsal for the dance…

Week Notes Vol 9

July 04, 2019

Is there anything better than unstructured time? No meetings, no phone calls, no obligations except to go see family while on vacation in…

Week Notes Vol 8

June 27, 2019

Vacation autoreply - check. Slack OOO status - check. Updated team calendar - check. Signed out of Slack and work email on my phone - check…

Week Notes Vol 7

June 20, 2019

Another year older and realizing nothing really matters more than surrounding yourself with people who love you and people you love (often…

Week Notes Vol 6

June 13, 2019

Burnout has been on my mind a lot lately. I’ve been essentially working two jobs for months now - one being what my job title is and the…

Week Notes Vol 5

June 05, 2019

It’s an amazing feeling when you finally accomplish something. I set up a goal back in April 2018 and chipped away at it until all of the…

Week Notes Vol 4

May 29, 2019

I’ve been thinking a lot about fear, failure, taking responsibility and finding ways to overcome challenges this week. There’s this quote by…

Grand Canyon Rim to Rim in a day (May 25th, 2019)

May 28, 2019

We came up with the plan of hiking Grand Canyon R2R in a day during a long weekend trip to Utah in November 2018 after hiking Angel’s…

Week Notes Vol 3

May 22, 2019

Trails are therapy. I used to use mountains as a way to escape from some things in my life and I have finally found that sweet spot between…

Not Defied By Mt.Defiance

May 19, 2019

There weren’t many takers when I asked if anyone would be up for a “leisurely stroll” up Mt. Defiance on Saturday earlier this week. My…

Week Notes Vol 2

May 13, 2019

You know those weeks when one thing happens after another and before you know it you have logged a 50-60 hours for your day job? Yeah, it…

Week Notes Vol 1

May 06, 2019

I realized this am on my way to the airport that I had been there a total of 5 times in the last 7 days. I’ve been to NYC, SF and picked up…

DrupalCon Seattle 2019

April 12, 2019

Reflection on past DrupalCons and links to interesting sessions from Seattle.

Hello World

April 11, 2019

For over a year I’ve had a task in my todo list - spin up the site on this domain in Drupal 8. Quess what? It never happened. I realized…