Back from sabbatical

As of today I’m back from my sabbatical. It’s been almost 7 years since I’ve written here, and I’ve really missed it. I think having 2 quite major burnout events and other life challenges made me quite internalised; and naturally that put my writing firmly into my daily journal, and out of the WordPress editor.

No longer.

I’ve got a lot to say after the past 7 years, it’s been quite a journey:

  • 2 major burnouts. Chronic fatigue syndrome, an ambulance, a long road to recovery.
  • Hung up my author-hat and set about surviving; and back to software engineering.
  • Built and sold another software company (Zero BS CRM to Automattic).
  • Worked at Automattic for 3 years; learned a lot.
  • Refurbished a whole house, mostly by hand, DIY.
  • Went from panic attacks daily to freedom from them.
  • Purchased 37 acres of land to grow more trees on.
  • Took a year long sabbatical and built a cabin in the woods.
  • Got solidly into making things with my hands.
  • Now, finally, picking back up the keyboard and making digital things again; writing here.

It’s been a long time, internet; now let’s get to making cool shit.

Let’s make mad sh*t.

I’ve made a lot of things in my life, and I intend to make a lot more. My biggest goal is to make a good and happy life.

Join my journey to authentic autonomy; let’s make craft software make money!

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