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Alastair Hendricks - Mobile & Platform Engineer

Sun In An Empty Room

Like many people, I discovered Sun In An Empty Room by The Weakerthans through Heavyweight. The song perfectly sums up the show and both the song and the show hold a special place in my heart.

How so and why? I’m not exactly sure. I can relate to Heavyweight’s content - there’s a moment in my life that (I feel) changed everything, and the show makes me think about if things may have been different.

The song makes me reflect on the last 5 or so years in my life - the changes I’ve made and the chapters that have ended and started in my life. I strangely feel happy about the song - ending a chapter/period in my life brings a new adventure and memories.

So as I pack up my apartment, here’s Sun In An Empty Room.

Take It Easy

I recently had the realisation that I need to take it easy instead of trying to fix everything around me.

This has been most noticeable at work - I switched companies within the larger group as I had felt that I could make more of an impact at the new company.

While there are multiple interesting challenges and growth opportunties, I’ve been too fixated on trying to mould company B into company A - an impossible task - which has caused more frustration that spills into my personal life and affects my mental health.

Sometimes you just need to take it easy.
Have a slow day at work, block out the noise and focus on something that brings you some pleasure.
Go for a walk.
Explore a side-project.
Go to bed early.