Wondering Wanderer

Week Notes Vol 140

January 09, 2022

Solid three weeks of no work committments nor side hustle tasks due has been an amazing time to reflect, question and plan for the future. Tomorrow I start again as a full time engineering manager at a brand new company. I’ve had plenty of time to think about what kind of manager and co-worker I want to be in 2022 and going forward. 2021 was full of lessons on both management and personnel levels. It was the year of highest turnover I have had on my team but it was also the year of resignments overall.

I don’t tend to make resolutions for a new year but I do like to have lists of things I want more/less of.


  • Creative pursuits
  • Time outdoors
  • Poetry
  • Focus on my FIRE journey


  • Manual tasks that can be automated
  • Doing things because of guilt/habit
  • Mindless spending
  • Stuff (reduce the amout of posessions instead of increasing them)


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