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Learn more: what's a Now Page?
Last updated: 2022-08-27
What am I up to right
This is my
/now page. It's written with two main goals mind:
- To answer the prompt:
Think of what you’d tell a friend you hadn’t seen in a year.
- To provide focus, clarity and public accountability on my goals.
It will get updated sporadically - probably between quarterly and monthly.
Oh, blimey. It’s been almost exactly 1 year since I wrote one of these. (1 year and 1 day!)
There have been some big changes…
What's new in my life?
I spent 3 months living in a co-living space in Wembley.
Turns out I’m a big fan of Wembley. It’s lively! Good buskers, hustle/bustle and - importantly - I was two minutes from a Lidl.
However, Wembley did feel quite pricey considering how far out it is.
Additionally, the co-living did not have much of the ‘co’ part. The building I was in had lots of self-contained units, with good communal space, but not much of a communal atmosphere or spirit.
However, it did have a private cinema, which I made good use of:
- Binged Stranger Things in it
- Watched England win the Euros Women Finals in it
I’d be interested in trying co-living properly at some point.
After my lease expired, I moved out of London to base myself back in the West Midlands (#boomerang).
My original intention was to use that as a launchpad to travel and write a book, so it didn’t make sense to have a London rent as an outgoing for that.
However, my plans changed, because…
This, of course, is maybe the big news.
I’ll be posting more about this in due course…!
What am I focusing on?
err, building a startup, as you might expect.
However, other things: I’m delighted to have been invited to speak at LeadDev Berlin!
I attended LeadDev London just a few months ago and to be in the speaker role now is very exciting.