Ran into two slow as hell bus drivers today which made me almost miss the bus back home today.
Today was St. Patrickâ€™s Day which meant early exits from work to hit up the bars by quite a few of the people at the job. As the bus was going downtown, I could see huge lines at some of the more popular pubs. (keep in mind this was at around 6PM) Seems like you really do need to go early.
Iâ€™ve made it a point in recent weeks to keep on top of all things business, tech and politics. This small conscious effort has allowed me to converse with so many new people o a wide variety of topics. Itâ€™s quite nice. I think the full timers are starting to see that I know more than the things I touch and directly surround me.
Additionally, I think I can safely say that blogging has been an actual benefit to me in an academic sense. I recent months, Iâ€™ve noticed tangible improvements in my creativity. I think Iâ€™m finally starting to do what they call â€˜think outside the boxâ€™. If what Iâ€™ve been experiencing has indeed been that, itâ€™s not as special as they say. You still have to put a lot of thought into things. Itâ€™s not like youâ€™re sitting there and all of a sudden a great idea pops into your mind. You still have to set your mind to the task at hand. Itâ€™s a great feeling when people are shocked at what you come up with. I used to be strictly the implementer as PDEng would put it. Give me the idea and Iâ€™ll run with it. But perhaps, Iâ€™m starting to actual create good ideas of my own. For example, I helped a friend come up with a web domain name just yesterday that he instantly loved and registered.
Itâ€™s a different feeling when people come to you for ideas when youâ€™ve been so used to going to others for ideas. I think I like it. 🙂