So it’s been a while, time for an update.

The last 8 months or so has been an interesting roller coaster. For starters…my wedding day is getting ever closer. October 21st is only a few weeks away. It’s very exciting! Since Trump was inaugurated, I took an extended digital detox. The amount of hate, anger, and idiocy that I saw online really disturbed me and I frankly decided to stop exposing myself to it, hence the very long breadth between blog posts. I parted ways with Aspire Ventures for a new challenge in student financial aid with Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency/American Education Services/FedLoan Servicing. Yep, it’s a mouthful. The decision to leave the startup life came from a practical standpoint; the chance to lead a larger team that was closer to home with long term stability is an attractive offer, not to mention the ability to utilize my skills in an industry that affects millions of Americans.

In the last few years, I’ve slowly extricated myself from a lot of community functions. No more AIGA, WordPress meetups, industry social events, and even conferences. Not that I have anything against these groups and activities, but I realized more and more that my time is more precious to me then I could ever imagine…and with the thoughts of starting a family, frankly that will take precedent in my life. I have focused more time to building up meaningful relationships with my friends and family and took on more zen-like hobbies like painting, playing music, and homebrewing. Homebrewing has definitely grown into a passion of mine that I didn’t know was in me. Let’s face it, I like to drink beer….but I didn’t know that I’d love making it. From unruly Cascadian Dark Ales to super chill coffee stouts, it’s been an incredible hobby.

Lastly, I am close to finishing my RPG game book with the intent to self publish next year. It’s been a project I have picked up and put down a lot in the last few¬† years but after a lot of concerted effort, I have put together my final manuscript and I have sent it to my editor for first round of revisions.

So that’s pretty much it.