It’s been awhile since an update here about my professional journey and, as for most people, the year 2021 has been one for the books. In February of this year I made the tough decision to resign from my position at Codeable and see where the world would take me next, and 7 months later I’m feeling really really good about that although much is still unknown. I’m still getting fairly frequent messages from colleagues about what I’m doing as I’ve been mostly quiet about the changes in my life so this post is for those wonderful people who really care and also for myself to help chart my path forward.
When I grow up, I want to be known as the guy who invented the best way to carry a beer on your snowboard. I recently resigned from my job of almost 6 years so I’ve had plenty of time to, well, snowboard, drink beer & product design.
As a continuation of my previous post about Learning to Fish with a Fly, I’m now learning to fly tie. They say, if you learn to tie flies yourself it will increase the amount of fish you catch… and although I agree I have learned a ton… I think moving to Montana might be a better way to catch more fish… so for now I’ll just keep tying flys hoping it helps. During the winter fishing is tough… there are still fish to catch but I was seeking a creative outlet so I figured hey-ho why not pick up tying flies… thousands of dollars later… here I am with some flies that I think look pretty good but the fish probably don’t care.
5 years ago on a Monday, I woke up in my studio apartment in Mission Beach, San Diego and while still laying in bed I checked my email on my phone only to find something I was not expecting…
It was an email that immediately got my attention as an adventurous person, I was ready for this journey to come. The email had come in on a Saturday so when I saw it on Monday I shot up out of bed and scurried over to my laptop researching everything I could about Codeable. I guess about a month earlier, I had applied to be one of their WordPress experts, not really thinking much of it or knowing where it would lead me.
Even though I grew up on the Puget Sound in Washington State, I never knew these beaches were covered with semi-precious stones until a couple of years ago when this secret was shared by some friends.
Agates can be found lots of places, but they are scattered all over Puget Sound beaches, where they live in the beachy substrate and are turned over by wind, waves, tides and current… and are constantly replenished by eroding cliffsides falling into the waters of the sound.
At the start of this year, and after I fractured my other arm/shoulder, I found myself in a bit of a funk and needed to get out of it. I used to read business books all the time when I ran my agency for 3 years, but somehow recently fell out of the habit over the last 5 years or so… That changed when a book recommendation came from someone I respect, Atomic Habits by James Clear, was the book… and it was my first time reading anything by this author.