Hi! I'm an early-career software engineer (ex-quant dev, operations engineer). I've been involved with UCLA EA and Stanford EA. Interested in puzzles and AI alignment.
I resonate with this — I’ve had a multi-month stretch of mostly 60+ workweeks and didn’t realize I was burnt out since the work felt purposeful. It seemed absurd to me that /quantity/ of work would also burn me out.
Having more unstructured time where I can do whatever I feel like doing is v helpful.