Greg Johnson – Personal Update 201509


Personal Update 201509 | 30 September 2015 | Wednesday


I hope you’re doing well. Thanks for taking a moment to read my latest update.


Since sometime in August, I’ve been working about 50-60 hours per week for my job at the University of Iowa. When one of my colleagues took a new job in Des Moines, I was asked to take over his position, while continuing with my existing full-time job duties. At the same time, we had someone in my office retire. So we’ve been very short handed.

It’s been a challenge to keep up, yet, by creating support documentation, refining workflows, and implementing some efficient procedures I’ve been able to make it all work out.

Some people take a vacation from work, to enjoy life. I’ve been taking an extended vacation from live to catch up on work. Working 7 days-a-week, I’ve done little to no writing, photography, Facebook postings, or socializing. Now into week 6 of the semester, things are starting to slow down a little bit. So, it will be good to get back into a more balanced work-life schedule.


As you may know, I really enjoy writing articles. Some are commentary, others are product reviews or how-to guides to technology.

This past month I didn’t have any time to write at all. So, just before writing this month’s newsletter I wrote an article and review about the Bevel products and company. Moments later, the CEO of the company, Tristan Walker, sent me a nice message via Twitter in response to my article.

After almost two months of overworking, I’m looking forward to returning to writing more. The Bevel article was an important one for me because their products and company integrate a lot of areas I’m interested in.


Many thanks to all of you who keep in touch and provide support for the work I do. For additional news, you can read this month’s Newsletter.

~ Greg


Origins. For those of you who are new to these monthly personal updates, they began about 15 years ago out of a desire to share from my personal life about topics of lifeways (faith), health, career, finances, relationships, effective living, and activism. This is based on the life map presented on the Resources For Life website.