What is hump day? It’s Wednesday. The hump to your work week. 2 days down and 2 days to go. On hump days I will be sharing articles, videos, or other form of entertainment. It will include links to other posts I have liked throughout the week. Some are parenting articles, others are personal finance ones, and occasionally there will be a random funny article. Enjoy!
On this day in history
In 1849 Harriet Tubman escaped from slavery in Maryland for the second and final time. Imagine that…in this country people had to escape from slavery. It blows my mind. We have come a long way in this country in a short time and I want to give some props to Ms. Tubman.
She escaped twice from slavery and was a spy for the United States Army during the Civil War. She led 13 missions into Confederate territory and rescued 70 enslaved people. This woman would go back into lands where she new she could be captured, beaten, and killed, risking herself for the freedom of family and friends. Beyond these 70 people, she also helped guid the raid on Combahee Ferry which rescued over 700 enslaved people.
This woman was incredible and could we all be so driven, resourceful, and helpful in life. She went on to be an advocate for women’s suffrage and also continue to work hard for the African-American community. Thank you Ms. Tubman for being an inspiration.
Hump Day articles
Michael at Nerd’s Eye View drops some knowledge about why being a redwood is better than a pear tree. I must agree, redwoods are beautiful. Actually it is an argument for being in a niche and not diversifying too soon. It is a good read and I recommend you jump over here now.
One of my favorite forum posters is Vagabond MD. He recently met up with the Happy Philosopher (at least virtually) and wrote about physician burnout. I can say from experience that it is real and surreal. It creeps up and then effects your relationship with this life and career you have laid out for yourself. He has some good steps to get out of the funk.
J Money also covered burnout…this time not physician burnout, but regular human being burnout. He brought out some Derek Sivers and figured out where the time versus money ratio really stands for Hustling…he calls it the Triad of Hustling. Over the years I have become better at determining what events are worth my time, but like most of us, I can always improve.
So there you have it, 3 great articles. Hope you all had a good Thanksgiving and are not getting sucked into the consumerism of the holidays. Remember most people are happy to just hang out with you and spend some time. If they are not content with that then you should really reconsider the relationship.
Have a great rest of the week.