TMG: Judging by the tone of my last few posts my life seems…compartmentalized. Sometimes I’m a mother, other times I’m an engineer, yet others I’m a gamer, etc. While that is often true and those different characters largely do not intersect that doesn’t mean they don’t have an impact on one another. The truth is the skills that shape who I am as an engineer, for example, come in handy when it comes to being a gamer or a parent. As I’ve gotten older I’ve learned how to adapt certain skills, refined for one specific craft, into something much more generic that has applications across all of the pieces of my life.