Tara Calihman

Project Managing Your Life

Or how I used two-week sprints to pull off a big move

sb_float I've learned many things from my days working in tech, not the least being the power of a well-placed gif. One of the other major takeaways has been Agile.

(I know. I can't believe I'm writing about Agile either. And it is capitalized, yes? Like a movement?)

For the past two years, I've been part of an Agile marketing team. . . .

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July 12, 2016

A Tale of Adventure

and how you're involved...

sb_floatI’ve seen variations of this exact blog post. The one where people thank their current company for all they’ve learned, the one where people list everything they’re going to miss, or the one where people lay out all their reasons for leaving.

Although I am grateful and there have been many lessons, this is not that blog post.

This is a plea . . .

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June 26, 2016

Alpine Ascent

#4 of the 40 Shorties Project

They were on the side of a mountain, hundreds of miles from home and scheduled to get married the next day. It was painfully obvious that she could not stay there in the snow, her calves ripped open and glaring with fresh burns. She leaned forward, pushed herself up and attempted to put her backpack on without wincing in pain.

Where do you . . .

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May 31, 2016

Howl at the Moon

#3 of the 40 Shorties Project

Ever since Erica & Jacob had lost Zach, the coyotes and their full moon yipping had become intolerable. It didn’t used to wake them up but now neither one could sleep through it. As soon as the first coyote started the high-pitched barking, they were both wide awake. The chorus of coyotes that joined in, singing a song known only to them, . . .

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April 15, 2016

Order Up

#2 of the 40 Shorties Project

I looked forward to Saturday nights. We were so busy, they just flew by. Before you knew it, the band was setting up, the kind brothers & sisters distracted by their dreadlocks and pints of hoppy ale. When you worked in a microbrewery, beer was the answer to everything.

Burger late to table 15? Buy them a pitcher.

Table 7 complaining . . .

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March 31, 2016


#1 of the 40 Shorties Project

She hadn’t actually gone into the cell booth herself. It intrigued her and she’d seen others do it but she never seemed to have the courage to enter on her own. There was only room for one in there so asking a friend to accompany her was also not an option. Instead she looked, longed and wondered what happened when you closed the door. It was . . .

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March 17, 2016

Surprising Myself

Or how I shaved 15 minutes off my half-marathon time

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Maybe it was the fact that I actually considered nutrition during this race. In other races this year, I haven't had anything to eat and very little to drink during the race. In this one, I ate breakfast 3 hours before race start, had a gel 15 minutes prior and then another one 53 minutes in. It made a very obvious difference in how I . . .

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August 15, 2015