tail /thoughts

SVI

Published on 2015-05-11

Time flies. It’s been almost a year since I joined Stef and John in their little experiment. Stef pitched me the idea. John sold it. They wanted to find better ways of doing remote work and growing a distributed team. They did. And I’m glad I was a part of it.

More than the chance to work on new and exciting projects, I also got to work with very talented people. And they weren’t just skilled in their craft. They were, more importantly, good people and good friends. That’s why I’m deeply saddened with the nearing of my last day in SVI.

I bit more than I can chew. I took in more projects with the thinking that I should be able to handle the load. The challenge would shape me to be more disciplined and organized. But it quickly became apparent that I will burnout soon if I continued. I had to do something about it. Out of all my commitments, my SVI tasks were the least at the moment. It was a painful decision but I didn’t want to be unfair to everyone I was working with.

It’s my last week with SVI. I’ll be attending my last hack session with the team next Monday. But it probably won’t be the last time we’ll work together. So instead of saying “good bye”, I’ll just say “see y'all”. :)