Tina Sieber


To be nobody-but-yourself — in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else — means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting. --E.E. Cummings

Tina‘s Journey

Growing up in Germany, attending university was a socially acceptable occupation, which gave me ample freedom to explore, while also getting a degree in something I was sufficiently interested in; biology. And so I spent the bulk of the late 1990s and early 2000s practicing cool skills they hadn't taught me at school, like touch typing, writing HTML, building websites, publishing a blog; and occasionally reinstalling Windows. Eventually, I started making money with what I had taught myself on the side. When I finally left university, I had earned a PhD in Biochemistry and had become a freelance technology writer. In the following years, I became an editor, earned a degree in sustainability, and was temporarily re-hired by the university as a project manager and organized a workshop series, which in turn led to a teaching assignment. I have a lot of loose ends left to tie up in my journey. The thing that led me to study biology was a vague passion for the environment, which evolved into a deep interest in sustainability, and the desire to aid in our transition. How I will do that, I don't know yet, but I'll figure it out while I do what I can.

Tina‘s Practices

Every morning, I take up to an hour to #clear my inbox, so I know I'm not missing anything urgent. Tasks are transferred to my #running To Do list to keep an overview of what needs to get done and when. Then I can focus on getting work done. I #manage my energy by working on what I feel most motivated to do or what is most important and urgent. This helps me keep procrastination at bay. Every evening I #clear my desk, update my To Do list, and refill the water I aim to drink each day, so it feels like a fresh start the next morning.

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