I don’t know if you’ve noticed the same thing, but it’s the first year my RSS feeds contain so few yearly retrospectives, as if everybody just wanted to forget about this 2009 when our whole consumerism-based economy fell apart. As far as I’m concerned, I’m so glad this year was so chaotic, as it was a real wake-up call for me. It was the last year of my Padawan training.
I started this decade entering engineering school. I learnt a lot about software, I discovered Montreal, and then I moved in Belgium for the practical part of my training. Because looking back on it, that’s what it was. Those four-and-a-half years were really the best way for me to build up experience, to learn my craft, to meet people, and last but not least to stop trying to learn about my deeper self by looking in the distorting mirror of introspection, and start listening to myself. This last path is still ongoing but all of this work has really awakened me to what’s coming.
This 1st of January, I’m officially and legally starting my new freelance business, Epseelon IT, hence the change of name of this blog and the fact that it now also accessible via epseelon.com. It’s a big step for me, and to be honnest, a little frightening one for now and until I get the first bills rolling. But I’m deeply convinced it is the best move for me, and I’m already baffled by how many opportunities it’s created for me. I’m a Jedi Knight, which doesn’t mean that learning is over, but I am now strong enough to learn by myself.
I hope the decade to come will allow me to turn this freelance business into the company I’ve been dreaming to create for 10 years. I hope it will also allow me to learn more about those parts of myself that I’ve neglected for too long. And I hope I will learn enough about myself to let a family come to life around me. Last but not least, Canada, I’m coming back!
Happy new decade! See you in 2020!