It’s been a long time since I’ve started blogging regularly, but maybe it’s time to get back to it. There’s a lot of benefit to me putting words down on paper, and not just ‘me’- anyone, really.
The last time I wrote regularly I was working in vendor management for a SaaS Fintech firm based in Charlotte which is now a public company (really missed the boat on that one…) with pretty decent market cap and and a passable take on their industry (even if the recent changes to ACH kinda totally broke their business model).
2022 has been a fascinating year of growth and adjustment in learning how to tackle unusual issues, many of them for the first time. My time with RPR has been formative in bringing my previously software-side experience in project management and ops into the world of dealing with creatives in an agency environment: a real shock to the system.
Personally, beyond the obvious huge and fantastic shift in my relationship status, a major shift has been in me learning that most of my fulfillment coming from work can build into something a little ugly when I don’t have those successes I need/live for professionally. My hobbies are fantastic- I’ll never get bored of trying a new recipe, perfecting a culinary skill, shopping for new kitchen hardware- and between the gym, the kitchen, and messing with new tech I imagine I could be happy forever.
But this next year is going to bring a bigger purpose- and I think codifying it here is going to be my way of holding myself accountable. I’d like to launch into the world of writing more, and perhaps turning this mild obsession with punditry of the political variety into a proper hobby in and of itself. While I may not be jumping into a candidacy of my own, maybe it’ll be beneficial to bring a little of sober experience and a touch of wisdom to the space after these years of contentiousness. And maybe this evolves to something a little more.
Anyway- watch this space. Let’s see if I can hold myself accountable.