28

Today is my birthday. I’m 29. Instead of looking forward I want to look back on my 28th year of LIFE, man.
Played my first ever live show (after playing guitar for 12 years), cover Eagles songs.
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Took Avery to her first Seahawks game10730209_10101150496303240_1621466589383540298_n
Saw the Seahawks miracle NFC championship game
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Played my second live show covering The Cars
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Went to Cozumel with this pretty lady
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My my third live show covering Weezer’s Blue Album

Went to Sasquatch for the first time, where I saw some of my favorite artists of all-time including Robert Plant and Father John Misty11137154_10101335128399040_5967051583132627579_n
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Wrote some tunes. Project 10 became an After the Rain song, The Winds Have Changed, with lyrics by Tristan and vocals by Dave. Project 21 became The Event with lyrics and vocals from Dave.

Climbed a 200 foot tree
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Swam in two mountain lakes11700864_10101374698006230_8951069028496697893_n
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Got engaged, that was a big one
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Saw Jurassic 5
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Moved in with Avery
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Saw Father John Misty on back-to-back days
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Formed my first band, After The Rain, wrote songs and played a gig
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Went to Kauai
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Saw Foo Fighters at The Gorge
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Played a lot of golf
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Took engagement photos
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It’s a been a solid year

Attention Readers of Doing Work

Hello there.  I’ve been thinking that I like to get to know my readers a bit better.  I’m curious who you are, what your problems are, what you like to do for fun, why your are reader the site.

So if you’ve been reader Doing Work for a day, a week and month or a year, get in touch with me.  Send me an email, tweet, reach out on Skype (username cameronplommer) or leave a comment below introducing yourself.  You already know me, I’d like to get to know you.

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Entry-Level Working: Insights From Working Seven Months Full-time

 

So I’ve been working in my first full-time out of college for a little more than seven months now.  I’ve learned a lot in the past months.  In fact I’ve written about my experiences over at Ryan Stephen’s awesome marketing blog.

Check out my post here.

What did you learn about the workplace or yourself in the first months of working full-time?  I’d love to hear your story and steal some of your advice :)

What I Learned from Merlin Mann on Starting

Merlin Mann said something that really caught my ear in this week’s episode of Back to Work:

“Everyday is a new day, whether you like it or not.”

So simple but so profound. What he is saying is that yesterday doesn’t really matter.

If you failed yesterday, today is another opportunity to get it right. Even if you won yesterday you have to keep going today; past wins won’t guarantee continued success.

“No matter how much you’ve sucked in the past you can write today. No matter how well you’ve written in the past you still have to write today.”

Whatever you want to get better at or start doing, just remember that today is as good as any.

A Preview Into My Future Posts

Want to see all of my blog post drafts?  Even if you said no to that question now you can!  You see I write all of blog posts in Evernote, then copy and paste them into WordPress for editing.

Anyways, I made the notebook I hold all of my drafts public.  Just use this link: http://www.evernote.com/pub/camplommer/blogposts.

I think it’s a cool idea and a way to give people a glimpse into what’s on my mind and what I’m thinking about.

Cool idea?  Stupid?  Let me know.

Tell Me More About You

Hello readers.  If you have read my about page you probably know quite a bit about me.  Now it’s my turn to learn more about who you are.

Over on the sidebar click on “You Are You.”  Then start answering questions!  Easy-peasy.  The software is called Urtak BTW.  It’s a pretty cool little app.  I would appreciate the responses, thanks guys.

What I’m Reading

There’s a lot of crap on the Internet. But not these posts! Read, enjoy.

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10 Principles That May Make Your Work Better Or May Make It Worse

Because buying new running shoes is more fun than actually running

Pen & Paper: Better Than All Things Digital

The Productivity Tricks and Daily Habits of Famous People

Designed with SCIENCE! A Bit About Our Research Methods

The limits of evidence-based marketing

A Very Long-Term Experiment in Educational Incentives

Thomas Jefferson and preparing for meetings

Chart of the Day: Components of the Gasoline Price

How To Get Your Emails Read

The Age of Revenues

6 Website “Tricks” Readers Hate

Crafting the Life You Want: Gathering Your Tools

News Aggravator

How much money do you really need?

Evolving Workplace Productivity: 5 Workstyle Tips From Start-Ups

The Evolution of a Product

Simple wisdom: The five things you need to do to be a good entrepreneur

Open Letter to College Students, Grads, and Entry Level Gen Y-ers

Twi$$er

How We Balance Two Online Businesses, A Full Time Job, Two Kids And A Blog Without Killing Ourselves

How I Pwn* My Inbox At All Times

How to Enjoy Your Job

Abstracting Yourself to Freelance Success

The Power of the List: Essential Lists for Productivity

how to make decisions (my go-to model)

I Frick’n Love YouTube

A Lesson In Being Proactive

 

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