What is Staying Focused?

Staying Focused is a weekly-ish newsletter that invites you into a raw and unfiltered behind-the-scenes of my journey in life. I saw weekly-ish because I aim to be in your inbox on Sunday morning (NZT).

In each newsletter, I share:

  • an interesting idea that has been ruminating in my mind — that could be anything I am struggling with, anything I’ve overcome, or anything I think you might find useful;

  • my favourite things of the week — anything I find interesting like movies, books, podcasts, and videos;

  • content that I have published;

  • a quote from anything I have read.

I am Kiwi born with Sri Lankan heritage

Who am I?

Best explained with a timeline:

  • 1993: I was born in Palmerston North — where I spent most of my life growing up.

  • 2016: I graduated from the University of Auckland as a fully qualified optometrist and moved down to Christchurch to start my working life.

  • 2020: I began writing online.

  • 2021: I moved back to Palmerston North to focus on a career change away from optometry into software development.

  • 2023: I started a new career path as a web developer.

  • the future is bright… brighter with you.

I think sharing my journey is something that could help others, while also helping me reflect on my thoughts.

I’d love for you to walk this path with me.

Why Subscribe?

Subscribing helps me support others by writing more meaningful posts. What you get is:

  • access to commenting — join in on the conversation and be heard.

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A weekly-ish newsletter about my journey in life.



Web Developer and Optometrist