Tim Brown

March 5, 2021

Hey world

Publishing a blog/newsletter through HEY seems like a pretty fun idea, so I’m giving it a try. Because of the way HEY is designed, I feel good using it for email. And I feel good right now too, writing this note. :)

I’ve made design tweaks to my website, but I haven’t posted anything in a long time. Only so many hours in the day. Been focused more on work and parenting. Plus, 2016–2021 has been pretty demoralizing.

Anyway, lemme tell you about what I did today.

  • First I got up, took care of my dogs (two of them are old, so it’s a process), and made coffee. Sent a message to one of my nephews, today’s his birthday.

  • Next I got started on a busy workday. Replied to some slack messages, triaged email, handled expenses. Drafted a planning document, wrote a meeting agenda, more coffee.

  • Then meetings, all solid. Crisp, positive, moved us forward. Nine calls, six different teams. Answers, decisions, strategy, camaraderie, introductions, bonding, innovation, and alignment. A mix of product strategy and design discussion — just how I like it.

  • Finally, had a beer. Broke down some delivery boxes. Ate dinner. Fed the dogs. Did the dishes. Definitely didn’t spend enough time with my girls today. I’ll make up for it tomorrow.