Lol. This made my weekend.
Something curious happened last weekend: I published my 9,000th blog post here on this particular WordPress installation.
I stared at that number for a moment – that’s a big number. Wow, that’s a lot of clicks on that “Publish” button.
I could probably say a lot about those 9,000 clicks but instead my mind and my hands wandered to another question that I am not entirely sure I’ll ever be able to answer or know concretely: I wondered about the total number of blog posts that I’ve ever published in my entire life.
Roenne competed in her first chess tournament this past weekend and was one of nearly 1,200 kids who participated. Insanity. This was also my first chess tournament so I learned a ton too.
“I feel this constant pressure to make something of myself,” relates one young person, who now works at a startup after interning at an investment bank. “Even during celebrations, it’s like we’re all plotting the next competition. My friends have a ton of ambition and no clear place to channel it. I get the sense that we’re all trading happiness to run a little faster, even if we’re not sure where.”
Another article I’ve written for Media Temple.