Multiple identities

I'm a writer.
I'm a podcaster.
I'm a programmer.
I'm a machine-learnist.
I'm a sketcher.
I'm an educator.
I'm a creative.
I'm an artist.

Shapeshifting throughout your day makes it hard to define yourself with a one-liner.

While I often envy the full-time writer, educator, or coder, I choose to engage in different areas of expertise to escape monotony.

Yet when pros specialize, their discipline also unfolds into subcategories that bring nuances into their craft. (Artists experiment with painting techniques; scientists with research methods; machine-learnists with algorithms.) If you like what you do, it's easy to run away from boredom and make your daily work feel anew.

As a generalist, not a specialist, I don't dive as deep as others in the subjects I work on, but I ensure I enjoy most of what I do every day, slowly specializing in multiple areas.

August 10, 2021
Nono Martínez Alonso

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Pencil sketch of Nono Martínez Alonso.