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All Good Things Come To An End

The past two weeks have been extremely emotional. When things get intense, I eat copious amounts of Ben & Jerry’s write. As all good things inevitably come to an end, I am counting my last days with Elastic. It is very bittersweet, as it has been the best job I’ve ever had, and the longest-tenured one to date. So I figured this chapter of my life deserves a short story of its own. The story begins in the summer of 2018… … a year before I will officially join. It was the summer when my dad almost died. I spent…

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What 2022 Taught Me?

Looking back at 2022, one of the first things I notice is that I had barely written at all. I wanted to. I tried. But my mind would always go blank before I could make a coherent thought. Was it because my mind was so busy elsewhere? Let’s have a look When I think of the year behind me, I have to say it was a year of extremes. I have had some incredible, unbelievable moments, but also some horribly dark and depressing moments. Overall, you could say it was pretty ok, although there were barely ok moments. The year…

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The pandemic has been going on for nearly 2 years now. I can’t help but wonder – have we grown more socially awkward during this time, or did the isolation just surface the worst in us? Have the things that we normally kept hidden with our busy working schedules and a dozen hobbies started to pop up? Observing my interactions with people over the past while, I must admit I have learned some important lessons. 1. You will lose close people, people in your inner circle The number one lesson is also the hardest one to accept. When I felt…

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Who Are You?

Who are we really? If you were to be asked that question, are you sure you would know the answer to it? My Twitter bio says I’m a software engineer, a passionate runner, a fitness enthusiast, a beer lover, a Bryan Ferry fan, an auntie, and an occasional scribbler. But past this very brief intro, who am I really? The truth is: some days I don’t even know. The things I feel most grounded in sometimes slip away from underneath me. And then I get lost and it comes out in very unexpected ways and in the most awkward circumstances.…

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2021 – The Year I Created My Netflix Account

No, I haven’t been living under the rock for the past few years. When I started dating my ex, Netflix wasn’t such a big thing yet. Once we moved in together, we decided to use his account as our joint account. And it had remained our account for months after the separation. We were both silently using it, not wanting to be the asshole that changed the password. Until, soon after the New Year’s, he stopped paying for it. I assumed he created a new account, so I went and did the same. That Netflix account was the last thing…

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