I really, really want to bring this suuuuper dated website up-to-date, but I've been so focused on things outside of technology that I haven't devoted any time to broox dot com.
Let's fix that... at least for one blog post.. and talk about last year.
2018 felt incredibly productive.
It started with some fun travel and ended with me literally canceling all travel for the last 4 months and just hangin at home. I got a new job. I built a lot. It was awesome. It was all awesome.
I moved from a Commerce team at PayPal to the Commerce Team at Venmo, which has been much more my speed. They brought me out to Colorado and New York a couple times, which were nice trips, but the best part is: I'm building rad, heavily used stuff with amazing folks again. It feels good to build. Man.
and we, of course, got to Chicago a few times...
Beer. There was a lot of beer
We did a lot. I built a lot. We spent a lot.
With all of the house work came a bit of hosting. We hosted an enchilada party, MS Walk party, pizza parties, a giant birthday party, brunch parties, brew parties, fondue parties, our first Christmas at home, and had a ridiculous New Years Eve party.
We've built this house to party.
Lots of shows. Mostly at festivals like 80/35 and Riot Fest, but...
I saw Marilyn Manson, The Pixies, The Wombats, Atmosphere (twice), Phantogram, Kesha, Illenium (at Red Rocks!), The Aquabats, K.flay, Sum 41, Digable Planets, Flogging Molly, Cypress Hill, Weezer, Wolfmother, Jerry Lee Lewis, Beck, Andrew WK, Suicidal Tendencies, Blondie, Bad Religion, Run the Jewels, and Pusha T.
Manson, Aquabats, and Pusha T were my favs...
Pro wrestling is super weird. Especially live, televised pro wrestling.
I did a lot of yoga and continued to hang with my therapist once a month. Both continue to be awesome and I believe played a huge part in the year's productivity.
Softball was hilarious. I don't think I'd swung a bat since I was like in Jr High, so I barely knew what was going on and was pretty terrible... but I hit a home run toward the end of the season. That felt rad.
I'm proud of 2018. We accomplished a lot... but I'm even more excited about 2019.