2015

2014 was crazy. I changed my job, moved to a new house and had a child in the course of 3 months. 2015 was a year to enjoy so many crucial milestones.

I enjoyed every struggle in my new position, trying to learn as much as I could from them. I enjoyed the pleasure of setting up our new home and filling it with great moments within the family and also with some readers of this blog. I had the privilege of witnessing my kids grow. One of them learned to be a brother; the other developed his so distinct character. Loved it.

I watched about 30 movies during 2015. If I had to single out one of them it would be Ex Machina, for the relevant topic, the strong performances and the cool production. I read 10 books, not as many as I would have liked; I'd pick The Obstacle is the Way, by Ryan Holiday, for it gently introduces Stoicism, a millenarian philosophy extraordinarily pertinent these days (any day, for that matter). It was also a year full of music, as it happens when you sign into a streaming service (and divorce from other). Let me choose Sufjan Stevens' Carrie & Lowell, not because I love the album but because I love Sufjan's work and this one seems to score high in every single list out there, so I'll play it safe here (I'm just afraid Luis will jump on me on this category).

I've written 40 times in this blog. 41 with this one. That's a great mark. I've continued taking advantage of my position as a mentor in Endeavor to know extremely interesting people and to fill my tank with the enthusiasm of entrepreneurs. Even more satisfying, I've known some of you a lot better than I did before, and that came with great learnings I take for myself. I've even found time to start developing my new app, enjoying every keystroke as an opportunity to research, to learn and to savor the blissful process of creating.

In summary, I've enjoyed it all, and tried to do it without losing the perspective of how privileged we are, and how transient all joy and sorrow, success and failure is. I think that well deserves a toast!

2016 has everything it needs to be memorable. I've got so much to do! I'll be around, as usual, sharing thoughts on my way through. Enjoy these days and see you on the next one. Cheers!

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