1. 2023: Year in Review

    Reading time: 12 minutes
    Posted 2 months ago

    As the year draws to a close, it is an opportune time to contemplate the accomplishments of past years in order to gain a better perspective. Looking back on my achievements, I feel a sense of pride and gratitude for all that I have accomplished, with the help and support of those around me.

    This year, many things that were previously in progress seemed to fall into place, leading me to pursue a new career direction that focuses more on engaging people rather than code. This is a path that is better suited for me at this stage in my career.

  2. Content Creation Process

    Reading time: 5 minutes
    Posted 5 months ago

    Ever since I started the process of writing a book I have had to work on streamlining the content creation part a bit! For articles on my personal website, I usually write and post when I have something the share. Usually these are simply articles conveying my thoughts or small tutorials focussing on a very specific topic. For the book Building Real-world Web Applications with Vue.js however, I have had discover a new process.

    It started with determining the outline of the book with all the topics we wanted to cover and address. That structure really helped in getting the scope for each chapter right as I've discovered. Scope creep is a real thing, when you want to teach and deliver well rounded projects!

  3. Importance of decompressing

    Reading time: 2 minutes
    Posted 10 months ago

    Taking time off from work is crucial for our overall well-being. It allows us to recharge, de-stress, and reset our minds. When you take a break from work, you give yourself the opportunity to focus on other aspects of your live, such as spending quality time with family and pursuing hobbies that we enjoy. This can help you feel more balanced, refreshed, and fulfilled.

    We work in a tech industry, and I find myself often times glued to a screen. During office hours, but also occasionally on evenings. I just got back from a 10 day break in Iceland. It was my second visit and the first with my kids. Being able to decompress is important. Being able to decompress in the environment that Iceland brings is next level. My Instagram feed is a testament to the rugged landscape.

  4. Getting the first miles in

    Reading time: 3 minutes
    Posted 10 months ago

    I finished the draft of the third chapter today. After some proof reading of my own, it will be off to the editor for the first review. After writing a couple of chapters, it's a good time to do a bit of reflecting on the go.

    I really enjoy writing this sort of content. Having the structure of the entire book laid out beforehand also really helps in making sure that I focus on a specific topic at a time. Without, I think I would be tempted to start drifting off topic by elaborating on more niche or advanced techniques.

  5. 2022: Year in review

    Reading time: 4 minutes
    Posted last year

    When the year closes, it's always a good moment to reflect on the past years achievements to see the bigger picture. If I look back to my achievements, I am proud and grateful for all I've achieved with support of people around me.

    A lot of things that have been in the works seemed to click this year and directed my career into a new path, more focussed on engaging people over code. Something that suits me at this point in my career.