"Wandering the grey" is for introspective, curious people who are unsatisfied with default thinking. Those who dare to question the unfulfilling narratives they've been sold. This isn't a breakup story. I will still write about tech occasionally. But the scope will broaden: we'll talk about work, life and play.
I love how you talk about the grey nature of tech. I feel like as a product manager, it's so easy to get caught up in the business and metrics and general silicon valley hype that sometimes people forget some of the basic tenants of what it means to be a human and how that impacts our work. I love the new direction for the substack, and I'm excited to see how your reflections on this topic change as you get deeper into your sabbatical.
I have been wandering in the grey-ish zone for a few years now. I could not find the words to explain it as you did but I have so many examples, it’s crazy! Our upbringings are different, and I never really followed the most polished narrative, a life-long contrarian, but the reflection you are having in an interesting one. No need to physically leave to travel, really (I hate it), but I do identify to what you say. Enjoy your time there!