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Jason Pawlak

Husband, Dad, Navy Officer, Coder, and Tinkerer. I have many interests and am always looking to learn something new. This site is a launching point to the many areas of the Internet that represent me.

Finding Time

I am amazed every day in many different ways by the people with whom I work.  They are some of the brightest, most intelligent and efficient people I have ever met.  How some people can accomplish so much in a single day is beyond me … but I want to learn!

With a growing family and a job that I love, it is very easy for 24 hours to go by in just a few blinks.

The key I have been finding recently is that no one task can ever take all my time.  This might sound like a common sense statement to most, and that’s for good reason, it makes logical sense.  But sometimes logical ideas take some time to settle in.  When I have many separate responsibilities at work, I can not spend my whole day with just one.

I do struggle with this.  When I sit at the dinner table, I generally eat one food at a time.  This carries over into how I work through projects.  I like to focus.  I like to make it from A to Z.  I don’t want to make a pit stop at C, D, or W.  And sometimes this might be the most efficient way to get work done, but as a Navy Officer, a profession that celebrates a well rounded individual, it doesn’t work.

While at the beginning of my career it is my responsibility to gain a base level knowledge of what it means to be an Information Warfare Officer.  I spend much of my day writing code so I continually remind myself that I am not just a software developer, but a Navy Officer that has other responsibilities.

Really nothing too profound.  Just always wanting and working towards being a better me.

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