It’s hard to believe that my last day of full-time employment was May 24, 2019. A lot has changed in the world since then. I thought about my next move many times, and the timing finally feels right to step back into full-time work. I’ll be starting on March 25, 2024, just a few months shy of a five-year break. I’ve gotten to do many things that I wanted to do, and missed out on doing many others, but I’m glad I did it. This was actually my third mini-retirement: my first in 2012 for six weeks, where I traveled to the Philippines, Singapore and Abu Dhabi; my second also in 2012, for three months in California in a startup accelerator; and this third one, focused on family and domestic travel. 

I haven’t been as active here on the blog, but I kept creating elsewhere. It’s actually really interesting to see some of the pros and cons of each platform. 

Platform Pros Cons
Blog Total control, say anything No feedback, feels like yelling into the void
Quora Engage with strangers, good insights No ownership, metrics are strange (some answers get traction, others don’t)
LinkedIn Build a professional audience, network, feedback and tags Poor promotion, writing gets buried in feeds
YouTube Monetization possible, high feedback/engagement Weird comments and trolls, more effort to produce

I’m excited for what the future holds. If you’re seeing this and haven’t spoken to me, hit me up to chat! And also, I’m glad you’re here. 

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