Posts Tagged ‘personal’

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  1. 02 Jun, 2022

    Threadbare

    This is the third time in the last four years that I’ve been forcibly yanked away from my normal life —both personal and professional — for extended periods of time. My nervous system is threadbare. My bones are exhausted. My […]

  2. 11 May, 2022

    Announcement: I’m Going to Miss You, But I Am Taking a Sabbatical

    This post really resonated with me, and hits at my feeling of needing an extended break to just kinda collect myself and get my feet back under me. My family has been through multiple rounds of crazy shit and it’s […]

  3. 16 Feb, 2022

    Working Better: Interview with web designer Brad Frost – Noisli

    Here’s a pretty candid interview I did about how I do a shit job of taking care of myself and my wellbeing. But I’m working on it! Ever feel like you wish you had more time in the day? Guess […]

  4. 03 Jan, 2022

    2021

    There’s no doubt about it: 2021 was unquestionably better than the nightmare that was 2020. Of course, we’re still in the midst of a global pandemic that continues to throw a wrench into any attempt at living a normal life, […]

  5. 13 Sep, 2021

    BDConf & Mobilewood: 10-years later

    Subtitle: How a Wisconsin-based wastewater management magazine forever changed the trajectory of my life. In early 2010, I was hired as a “mobile web developer” at R/GA at a time when the iPhone 3GS was brand new, Android was still […]

  6. 05 Mar, 2021

    Joining Project Healthy Minds

    I’m thrilled to announce that I’m joining Project Healthy Minds, a non-profit focused on destigmitizing mental illness and getting people access to mental health care and resources. There is a growing global mental health crisis that has been exacerbated by […]

  7. 01 Mar, 2021

    Notion Habit Tracking: Update 2

    I wrote about how much I love Notion and I’ve been keeping track of my healthy habits using the tool. Keeping up with new years resolutions and forming new habits requires consistency above all else. When things start slipping, it’s […]

  8. 04 Feb, 2021

    Notion Habit Tracking: Update 1

    I recently wrote about how much I love Notion and have been using it to stay on top of my personal and professional life. One of the things I’ve been using Notion for is to track my progress on healthy […]

  9. 13 Jan, 2021

    Fear and Loathing in The United States of America

    This is the first post I’ve ever written with the mindset of “I’m going to revisit this post 1, 5, 10, 20, 40 years down the road and either laugh or cry at how accurate or off the mark I […]

  10. 06 Jan, 2021

    Slowly Falling In Love With Notion

    This post is a long time coming. I’ve been using Notion since 2017, but it’s been a slow journey to get to a point where I can say that our relationship is official. Notion is now an invaluable tool for […]

  11. 27 Mar, 2020

    Hobbies for the hell of it

    I like playing music a lot. I love it, in fact. Playing music gives me an enormous amount of physical, mental, and spiritual satisfaction. I’m fortunate in that I get play music in some capacity every day, often starting my […]

  12. 19 Mar, 2020

    Strange and Surreal Times

    These are strange, surreal times. I hope everyone’s staying as healthy and safe as they can be out there. It’s really difficult to process the gravity of the coronavirus outbreak, especially since the situation keeps changing by the day (or […]

  13. 11 Jan, 2020

    3s and 7s by Queens of the Stone Age on Drums

    I’m kicking off the new year trying to continue making things like I was attempting to do all of December. While I didn’t make something every day in December, but I made a lot of headway on projects and made […]

  14. 31 Dec, 2019

    2019

    2019 was thankfully lot different than last year. This time last year I was in the neuro ICU with my dad as he came out of a coma and was fighting off spinal meningitis. I’m so incredibly thankful he’s made […]

  15. 16 Dec, 2019

    Making Things in December #13: Cookie party!

    For day 13 of making something every day in December, we went over to our friends Val and Jason‘s place for a Christmas cookie-decorating party! Val whipped up a ton of gingerbread and sugar cookies, which we then took and […]

  16. 09 Dec, 2019

    Making things in December #8: O, Christmas Tree

    For day 7 of making something every day in December, I decorated a Christmas tree! That totally counts. Making things in December timeline: Day 1: recorded new song Day 2: wrote blog post called Music and Web Design Day 3: assembled […]

  17. 01 Dec, 2019

    Making Things in December

    So I landed in a rut. Creatively speaking, at least. I realized I’ve been generally feeling pretty uninspired lately and have also been getting worked up over some pretty inconsequential things. Obviously this isn’t a good place to be. I […]

  18. 13 May, 2019

    Brad Frost Web Headquarters

    Well, it happened. A new headquarters for Brad Frost Web LLC is now in my backyard. Why? I’ve been in my house for almost 5 years and have always used one of the guest bedrooms as an office. But now […]

  19. 13 Feb, 2019

    Time for Happiness

    This article as well as a whole slew of others all seemed to come along at the same time, and they’re all hitting me at a particularly interesting time in my life. I’ve spent the last 6 years grinding really […]

  20. 24 Oct, 2018

    Hoarding

    We’ve have had a rough last couple months. I’ll spare you the full story, but my wife and I put our lives on hold to (amongst many other things) clean out a hoarder house. According to Wikipedia: Compulsive hoarding is a […]

  21. 07 Jun, 2018

    I dunno

    Hi, I’m a web designer. I make websites for a living. I try to keep up with how things are getting done in the industry in order to continue to make websites. That means I learn new things. I’m fortunate […]

  22. 09 May, 2018

    My struggle to learn React

    I’m going to be honest: I’ve had a hell of a time getting my head around React. More than any other technology I’ve touched over the last 10 years of my career, I just haven’t had it click for me. […]

  23. 31 Jan, 2018

    Gramps

    Gramps was a force of nature: an entrepreneur, a tinkerer, a devoted husband, a family man, a role model, a doctor, a wannabe musician, a builder, an amazing storyteller, and so much more. He was vulgar and hilarious, and was an […]

  24. 05 Dec, 2017

    No Fly Zone

    For the first time in almost 5 years, I don’t have an upcoming trip planned. Not for a client, not for a conference, not for a workshop, not for personal reasons. I’ve been extraordinarily privileged  to be able to travel […]

  25. 31 Aug, 2017

    A New bradfrost.com!

    So after a good many years (cobbler’s children and all that), bradfrost.com has finally gotten a facelift! This makes the 8th redesign of the site (although a few redesigns have been relatively minor). Here’s what I’m excited about with the […]

  26. 02 Jun, 2017

    In Defense of Liking Things

    I absolutely love this article, and I’ve found myself revisiting it in my head over the last few weeks every time I encounter every new thinkpiece about god knows what. There are many very real, very terrible, and very important things […]

  27. 15 Jan, 2017

    How I Got My Attention Back

    These are some beautiful words from Craig Mod. He describes the anxieties many people feel about technology’s strong pull on their attention. I can certainly relate.

  28. 30 Dec, 2016

    2016

    2016 was wraps up my fourth year running my own business. Here’s a look at what I did in 2016 by the numbers: Wrote 1 book containing 193 pages and 40,660 words. Wrote 23 posts on my blog. Shared only 11 links on my blog. […]

  29. 21 Dec, 2016

    Deliberate Giving

    Like a lot of people, I’ve increasingly felt the urge to put my money where my mouth is and give to causes that I care about. Aside from a few monthly donations I’ve had set up for a while, I often find myself […]

  30. 15 Nov, 2016

    What to do?

    There are literally thousands of things you’re not doing right now. There’s no shortage of people telling you things you should be doing. And if you do one thing, there’s still thousands of things you’re still not doing. It’s not […]