10 Things I Learned in 2015
2015 was a huge year for my family. I learned a lot of life and work things this year. Here are the top 10 life and work things I learned:
- I’m not the most important person in my world, new daughter and wife are now.
- I didn’t understand how wonderful it is to see a baby grow and change every day. It’s hard to explain to someone who hasn’t experienced it.
- Being a mother is one of the toughest jobs I’ve ever seen. I don’t know if I could handle it.
- Daycare is a place where germs congregate.
- Colorado is beautiful.
- Tri bars on my bike make riding long distances much more relaxing.
- No car payment doesn’t mean you get off easy. Maintenance on an older Jeep adds up.
- Meal-kit delivery services are great. I’m much better with a knife than I ever would have expected.
- TSA Pre is a great program.
- Star Wars is back! Both the Rebels animated series and the movie were favorites for me this year.
- Entrepreneurs don’t start with solutions, they start with problems that need solving. Customers will help come up with solutions.
- The original mission of a startup will change many times in its infancy. Founders MUST be flexible to change.
- Exits don’t usually pay off for the employees. It’s a shame because they do much of the heavy lifting.
- Amazon Echo is my favorite product of the year. It’s also easy to add custom actions with AWS Lambda.
- Wearables are great for health purposes. They are just meh for everything else.
- Microsoft isn’t my younger self’s Microsoft anymore.
- Swift is much better than Objective-C.
- Storyboarding in Xcode makes app development much easier. Android, you must follow.
- Functional Programming is very different from what I’m used to. I get it now. Not sure if all developers can make the switch.