It’s been almost five years since I stopped blogging. At the time, I wasn’t sure if I was adding to the noise. I didn’t have a large audience, and I figured no one was reading what I wrote. At the time I used my blog to express myself, my frustrations with life, and the things I was interested in. I am not sure why but I felt ashamed in some way to communicate on this medium for fear of not being accepted or being too vulnerable. What I’ve learned since then is that when you get older, you stop caring as much about what other people think. Not in some arrogant way, but it is a release to be you. So, I’m blogging again.
Before I stopped blogging I had a safe job at a university. It was a job that I hated and a dead-end job. I left to go work for a start-up. I loved it. I found people who care about coding, design, and architecture. I wasn’t marginalized–it was the first time where I felt valued. It was like I was being rebuilt/revitalized like some gardening project happening in the hood. I think back over the last five years, and I often wonder why I didn’t leave earlier. It was five years, three kids, now four, and I wondered why I didn’t leave the first time I got an offer to leave. It was the first time I really fell in love with writing and using open source software.
So I hope to share my thoughts on development, the cloud, and everything open source.