When I started to work at 3beards in June 2013 I knew very little about startups. Mike and Joe were looking for a web developer and I was lucky enough to join the team as employee number one and help them shape the future of the company. It wasn’t long until I felt at home in a startup and amongst startups. That was also my opportunity to focus on developing one product and get better at it.
I haven’t always been a keen runner. Having asthma as a child I actually used to hate any sport that involved running. Over time, however, I’ve tried to work on this. I now find myself going for the occasional run - and, dare I say it, enjoying it! I’ve come a long way and to celebrate this I’ve decided to challenge myself.
The other day as I was on a walk I found myself wondering if I was happy with my life. The ultimate answer is yes, and people who know me know I am happy, but I wanted to dig deeper because I think it’s worth taking some time to think about it. Happiness is something that is not easy to define or even understand, and I feel like people often forget what it means.
Last June I quit my role as a Web Developer and Project Manager in a web design agency, only to join the 3beards in their mission to grow the tech community. It has been an amazing journey so far and I feel like a changed man. I wanted to outline the reasons for this move and also what impact it has had on me.
One day. That’s all it took me to put this website together. It’s not a perfect piece of work; it certainly needs to be improved but here we are. It happened and today it’s here for you to see. One day is a fair amount of time but the task can be tricky and take longer than we think in the first place. I’ll try to explain here how I did this.