This is my first ever shutdown week with Amgen, and I’ve got to admit that it’s pretty sweet. Essentially, it’s a forced week long vacation in the middle of the year, and when I get back next week, I won’t have a billion emails to trudge through. However, this week really snuck up on me—I was bad about making plans ahead so just ended up buying some last minute plane tickets to NYC for Independence Day weekend.
I’ve used this extra time to primarily work on myself literally—in a self-portrait and more figuratively though the Strengthsfinder 2.0 book and online test. I am typically a bit skeptical of stuff like this because of the Forer/Barnum effect (vaguely worded predictions so anybody can read anything from it… think: horoscopes & fortune tellers), but I figured it might be an interesting exercise to complete and think about.