Taking a different path

This year has been a lot for every single one of us. If you’d said at the start of this year I would be sat typing this, I would have not believed you. However, here I am writing this post. Tomorrow, Friday 11th is my last day at Automattic after 7 years.

It’s been an incredible adventure and I am so very grateful to have experienced each and every moment. When I began my journey I didn’t have any expectations and in that same flow I enter the next chapter without any plans. It’s exciting and thrilling, just as any adventure worth having should be.

This week I was lucky enough to be part of the WordPress 5.6 release cohort, which for the first time was made up completely by those identifying as women and non-binary. The jazz artist to represent the release was Nina Simone and never before has the powerful song ‘Feeling Good’ meant as much as this week for me.

It’s a new dawn
It’s a new day
It’s a new life for me, ooh
And I’m feeling good

I am so thankful for the people, the places and the times I’ve shared. As my role became one of a full time contributor, my journey got to flow along the channels of the community I deeply respect and appreciate. WordPress and open source was part of my experience before joining Automattic and I have a feeling I am not done with that exploration.

Onward to new adventures, with so many happy memories to keep me going along the way. I am going to listen to Nina Simone now on full volumne and highly recommend you also do for your soul. Change can be good and I feel good about this one. I leave with a full heart, deep respect and care for everyone I’ve adventured with. Thank you.


7 responses to “Taking a different path”

  1. Topher says:

    I wish you joy in the journey my friend.

  2. It was a pleasure working with you. I have so many good memories (and debates over silly things). I look forward to future collaborations in design, art, and now music!

  3. Carrie Dils says:

    “When I began my journey I didn’t have any expectations and in that same flow I enter the next chapter without any plans. It’s exciting and thrilling, just as any adventure worth having should be.“

    Love that. Wishing you all the best in your next adventure!

  4. Hedgefield says:

    It’s been a great collaboration with you the past few years, wishing you well in whatever you do next!

  5. jeffpaul says:

    :sad-panda: but honestly excited for what’s next for you, only the best of luck for what is next!

  6. Every time when I use the block editor, it will be a reminder of the amazing inspiring 3 years with you on the project. I will miss you. Thank you for all!
    Big hug and Good luck!

  7. Aditya says:

    I have been inspired of how you managed to work through the Gutenberg support queue, especially in its early days when it made it into core! I am glad you are working on something in the WordPress ecosystem and we are not losing out on your experience and leadership.

    an aside, hope you write more and share more of what your read – your [Reading list](https://logicalbinary.com/reading-list/) is a favourite bookmarked pages on my browser.

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