I have had a day of clearing my head as today is my last day of being unemployed. The job I said I had lined up is starting tomorrow and after a whole summer of ‘slacking off’ (or relaxing as I think most other people call it) I’m actually looking forward to getting back into a slightly more ‘normal’ routine and office banter (and socials) again. But what have I actually been doing, and where will I be working from tomorrow?
- I’m starting work at Expedia/hotels.com – I’ll be working in their offices in London (Islington to be precise)
- having not really touched a computer in anger over the summer I’m hoping I can still remember how to code
- I have continued losing weight – 20.8kg (45lbs/3.2 stone) lost and body fat percentage (down 11% from where I started)
- fitbit says that I have walked over 920 miles
- my mum has undergone rather major but what looks like very successful surgery to remove all visible cancer
- I’m no longer feeling depressed
So in what is probably a rather poorly kept secret I now no longer work for the Mozilla Foundation, in fact my last day was last week but in an attempt to stay ‘offline’ for a little while after that I’m only starting to look at the blogs and that kind of stuff again now.
- with everything that they’re doing, and everything not work related that I’ll now need to be doing it felt like a good time to go
- not sure what the future hold yet – but let me know of anything interesting you have (rossbruniges at gmail dot com)
- mozilla is a great place to work – I’m happy to have done so and hopefully left a good legacy of websites, standards and friends!
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