Loneliness | James' Coffee Blog
Note: This post discusses loneliness. I'm okay. Let me say that again. I'm okay. I feel more connected than I have in a long time. With that said, if it weren't for my friends being open about their experiences with loneliness -- and the encouragement I received to talk about my feelings -- I may not have written this essay. I hope my experience below is helpful to someone and conveys one key point: if you experience or have experienced loneliness, you are not the only one. Let my post below be a testament to that.
Getting diagnosed with ADHD (10 mins read).
Looking back at the process to get diagnosed with ADHD.
I've got ADHD (4 mins read).
Announcing my recent diagnosis with ADHD Inattentive Type.
I'm Joining Deliveroo (2 mins read).
Announcing my move into Deliveroo as a Senior Software Engineer.
'Knowing Me, Knowing You': Wiggly ears, custom pizzas and a burst appendix (5 mins read).
A copy of answers to the DSA's 'Knowing Me, Knowing You'.
I'm Joining the Cabinet Office (5 mins read).
Announcing my move into the Central Digital and Data Office (CDDO) as a Tech Lead.
New Job Title, Who Dis? (1 mins read).
Moving into the world of being a Tech Lead.
New Desk/Office Setup (6 mins read).
Sharing the new layout for our office, and my new desk setup with my new Dell UltraSharp.
Removing Distractions with the Focus Mode within Android's Digital Wellbeing (4 mins read).
How I'm using Android's Digital Wellbeing functionality to reduce endless scrolling of social media, and reduce my reliance on my phone.
2018 in Review (25 mins read).
Looking back at 2018 as a whole - both the positives and negatives, and looking forward to 2019.
Happy Second Appendixaversary (2 mins read).
Celebrating the second anniversary since my appendix ruptured - and reminiscing on the benefits of a well-funded NHS.
Music and Associations (2 mins read).
Music has a crazy way of reminding you of times gone.
Take Take Take: Rethinking How I Consume Free and Open Source Software (4 mins read).
Thinking about how I should be contributing back to the projects I rely on so heavily, both financially and with my own contributions.
Adulting: The Constant Struggle of Prioritisation (3 mins read).
A rant about how it sucks to be an adult because there's so much to do, but very little of it is stuff you want to do.
Moving Teams after Three Years (4 mins read).
Announcing my move between teams at Capital One, and looking back over three years in my previous team.
On Panic Attacks (3 mins read).
Remembering my first (and so far only) panic attack.
Had a very exciting end to the week.
I'm looking forward to sharing some news on Monday - keep an eye out for a blog post!
Croatia 2019 Summer Holiday (7 mins read).
Some of the highlights of an amazing holiday with Anna in Dubrovnik, Croatia.
I'm Not Good With People (12 mins read).
A bit of a raw look about how I'm really poor in social situations, how I've got to this realisation, and how I want to do better about it.