Sabbatical: Week 1

Yesterday, it occurred to me that part of the reason why I’m always so tired is because I try to maintain a lot of hobbies outside of work. Most people, I think, would tell themselves, “Hey, there’s only 24 hours in a day. You’re not going to get to do everything you want.” Whereas my response tends towards waking up before dawn and trying to cram as much as possible into each hour, which, of course, is extremely sustainable. Continue reading “Sabbatical: Week 1”


A few months ago, I switched teams at Automattic from Happiness Hiring at over to the Knock Knock WHOIS There (.blog) registry team. It has been a great change and I’m loving sinking my teeth into the new role.

Now that .blog has officially launched (as of November last year), my team had a chance to get together for a quick meetup in San Francisco, CA, prior to heading over to NamesCon, a domain conference in Las Vegas. Going to San Francisco is still exciting for me since, despite working for Automattic for quite some time, I’ve only been twice – which also means I’ve only actually seen our office twice!  Continue reading “SFO > LAS”

It’s a bird, it’s a…

While taking our company photo at this year’s Grand Meetup in Park City, Utah, we also had a drone film us, which resulted in this pretty nifty video. Okay, yes, I was a little freaked out at the time, but the result is awesome.

I’m just about a week shy of my three year anniversary at Automattic. Seeing the whole gang together in this video makes it clear just how much we’ve grown. We’ve almost tripled in size since I joined, and I’m still impressed by the kindness, intelligence, and sincerity of each of these individuals every day.