5 years ago I began my professional career in the web industry and threw myself in head first. I’ve loved every minute of it, even those weeks where I worked for 80 hours, the all-nighters and where I wanted to throw in the towel. I wouldn’t change a second of it.
But with the pace of which I have thrown myself at challenges and career progression, combined with the pace of the industry has seen me begin to lose myself. More being everything for everyone else, and not for me.
The me who would read everything he could get his hands on; the me who would stay up half the night working on a side project or designing another theme for my blog; the me who would get involved with online communities sharing and solving each others bugs; the me who would put myself out there, fail and then pick myself up to try again.
As we grow up, sure, our goals and responsibilities change. What we perceive as side projects change – Breaking Borders is a big project of mine which I pour my heart and soul into everyday. But I want to work hard on taking myself back to the other things I enjoyed doing, before I lose myself entirely.
And if you don’t see me making any progress on this – feel free to kick me in the butt.