Time flies when you’re having fun, and that’s exactly what I’ve been doing at Automattic for the last four years.
Only slightly terrified in a helicopter
Working hard in Italy
Not a bad view
I’ve strengthened my programming skills, learned responsive design and development, picked up Sass and Grunt, and tried all sorts of interesting tools. I’ve designed and built themes that are used by thousands of people, and it’s just as humbling to watch those numbers climb now as it was when I first became a Theme Wrangler.
I’ve watched a sunrise off a Hawaiian cliff, eaten a myriad of cuisines, weathered an ice storm in Charleston, discovered a taste for sushi, adopted a puppy, seen a rainbow over the Tuscan countryside, ridden in a helicopter over inactive volcanoes, gone stargazing with my colleagues, mastered the Oxford comma, and gotten a tattoo — to name a few things.
Hello, Golden Gate
Presentations in Charleston
Beach time in Miami
Cain & Obenland in the mooooorning!
I’ve been present when my family needed me; when my daughter was in the hospital for burns, when my father was sick, when my kids had recitals and concerts. I’ve taken long, rejuvenating vacations and, and I’ve never had to worry about losing my job for balancing career and family. My company has been supportive and encouraging, and as a result…
I’ve been more productive in the past four years than I’ve ever been. I’m constantly being challenged to think in new ways, to try new things, to stretch a little further and not be afraid to fail. My role has continued to evolve in ways I never imagined it would when I first started.
Park City photo walk
Shaved ice in Kauai
Hangin’ out in Hawaii
ThemeConf in Keswick
Black bean burger at the Lancrigg
There are hundreds of memories I wouldn’t have and dozens of amazing people I wouldn’t know if it weren’t for this quirky, driven, distributed company.
Grand Meetup Park City
Gettin’ my tat on
Theme Wranglers in Lisbon
Theme Team in Vancouver! Photo by Tammie Lister
Yep. We rock.
Thank you, Automattic, for an amazing four years. I can’t wait to see what happens next!