Going remote, again.

I’m in the middle of a big transition in life. I recently accepted a position at 10up, an award winning web development agency with more than a few Webby Awards under its belt. Obviously this meant a transition away from my position at Gateway Church, a position I’ve held in one form or another for the better part of the last 6 years.

One of the primary reasons for the job change was to be able to focus on developing projects in WordPress, Vuejs and React. My development interests have shifted some over the last few years as I’ve tried many new technologies and I’m feeling more confident than ever that WordPress and JavaScript are what I’m most excited about. But that’s not the only reason, 10up is also a completely distributed company with all 150+ of its employees working remotely from home.

I love many things about working from home but what I’m looking forward to most is being there as Lil does all of her firsts. She’s going to be crawling soon and I’ll be there for it. I’ll be able to give Crys a break from her routine whenever it’s needed. I’ll be able to sit outside and work by the pool on nice days. All while working with a team of super-talented and passionate individuals on projects that’ll be used by countless people. I’m pretty darn pumped!

The transition isn’t without cost though. While I’ve definitely had a love/hate relationship with office dress codes, commuting times and all of the other stuff that goes along with working in an office environment, I’m leaving behind an amazing team of people at Gateway. We’ve done some incredible work over the last 6 years and had some wonderful laughs along the way. I’m going to miss them.

As part of this transition I had a week off work. I used part of this time to revive this blog and as I looked over the entries spanning back nearly 20 years I was reminded how valuable it is, even if no one else ever reads it. There are many things I would have completely forgotten if it weren’t for this blog, so I’m committed to carrying it on. Stay tuned, if you like.

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