Dear reader 🤗
My name is Michael Genesini. I am Italian, and as per the stereotype, I love pizza. Well, maybe a little bit more than the average, considering I got it tattooed on my sleeve 🍕.
I am definitely an introvert (INFP-A), and I struggle to know new people because of it, but I really love to get meaningful mental connections with other human beings.
I have worked professionally in the software industry since 2015, overlapping for some months with my master's degree in computer science engineering. In 2021 I started my journey as Engineering Manager, which I fell in love with 😍
When I am not working, I do outdoor activities. Mainly walking and hiking on the marvelous Orobie mountains, but also bouldering and slacklining. I tend to try a lot of new hobbies because I get quickly excited about new things. To name some of them: playing board games with friends, learning Arabic and Portuguese, learning Go (Weiqi), playing Djembè, and tending a terrarium.
I am a super slow reader, and I struggle to keep my reading pace consistent. I'm trying now to schedule specific moments of my day for that, and I avoid having hard goals for the "number of books" to relieve the stress of being so slow.
I also struggle with keeping a personal knowledge base for the things I read. I would really love to keep a Zettelkasten, but I haven't found a good workflow yet.
I meditate every day 🧘
What is this Blog?
Writing fosters our ability to explain and refine our ideas to ourselves and eventually to others.
Lately, I have felt the need for this thinking clarity. I read a lot about the actual positive impact of a writing habit and to push this out. I want to try to go public to have a strong commitment to this.
It is like my digital journal, but I don't want to keep it only for career and technical subjects. It could be that I share short reflections, unfinished thoughts, book reviews, and whatever pops up on my mind. Hope you won't get too annoyed 😁
How you can contact me
I would be delighted if you wanted to contact me to talk about anything.
I'm quite active on LinkedIn, if you want to reach out to me, feel free to connect and send a message 🥰