It’s been more than a year since I wrote the last post on this blog. That’s quite a while! Time has really flown by. A lot happened in 2013, lots of ups and downs with work, lots of trips around the world, good and bad, but I haven’t really covered any of it here.

Last year I visited the USA, Ireland, Thailand and UK for work. As personal vacation I went up to the Swedish mountains to hike, to Barcelona and to Germany for a board-gaming convention as well as two or three weekend trips to various locations in Scandinavia.

I have gotten out of the habit of writing quite a lot. I don’t have a lot of motivation for it when I’m really focused on something else, like work. At the same time though I think it’s a wonderful habit to have, to write and improve written communication skills.

I’ve never had this blog for the readers, it has always been for myself. I am certainly more weary of putting information about myself online because it’s being monitored to a much higher degree. As a kid you don’t worry about future employers seeing what you write and judging you on it. I do now, so it requires a higher quality of writing, something that is quite inhibiting.

Looking back though, I regret not having any posts other than the few from Portland for the entire last year.