May 2000: Graduated college
May 2000: Started my first job
Feb 2001: Bought a house
Apr 2001: Quit my first job and started my second
Aug 2001: Got married
Feb 2006: My daughter was born
Dec 2009 (a week ago): Quit my second job and started my third¹
A quick timeline like this can’t convey all the incredible stuff I’ve gone through this past decade. Simply put, I became a grownup. All I’ve learned from marriage, parenthood, from the people I’ve met and the ones I’ve lost, from all those highs and heartbreaks, nobody can take that away from me. I’m so far ahead from the egotist little kid I was just ten years ago, and it feels great.
¹ That’s right! Fifteen years after making my first web page (I knew right then and there it’s what I wanted to do for the rest of my life) and years after holding positions that leaned more towards IT/enterprise tech stuff, I’ve just become Senior Web Developer at an interactive agency in San Juan. Took a while, but I feel I’m finally on my way.