March 29, 2015

Yet another chapter

Another ride

As many of you have noticed, I haven’t really written anything in this blog the last few months.

Why?
Well, there are good reasons for that. I have been on the road a lot less than usual, for one. I have had my hands full.

Once upon a time - it sounds like it was a million years ago and the beginning of a fairy tale and there are days when it feels like it was both - I started working in IT. I had always had an interest in computers and in tech in general so it came natural.

When I first started I was working for what can only be described as a startup - an established corporation but I came in very early on when we were setting up a new site, and we were working very much independent - in many ways - from the mother company. It was interesting and fun but at the same time pretty tough - strange hours, a lot of pressure, and on call more or less 24&7. And I loved it, although admittedly, you can't do it for too many years, it wears you out after a while.

And then I moved on to new and interesting challenges, worked a lot with people, but always in IT, often being the link between IT and the business. The business focus has been strong all along.

After years with the same corporation and after years with a similar type of business, and away from the startup spirit, I however felt it was time to move on; A long story short, I resigned and moved to Taiwan to start learning Chinese. It was time for something new, and I loved that too.