Five years ago today, I started working full-time at Automattic. It’s the longest I’ve ever worked for someone besides myself.
Thanks to Automattic, I’ve eaten pastéis de nata in Lisbon, tucked into tapas in Barcelona, devoured croissants in Paris, and savoured street art in London. I’ve travelled all over the US and Canada, developing a burrito fixation that haunts me.
I have colleagues and friends spread out on six continents.
I’ve answered more questions about WordPress than I could have ever imagined – and (amazingly?) I’m still not tired of it.
I have skills I didn’t when I started – responsive design, child theming – and got comfortable enough to teach them to others.
My imposter syndrome is still a part of me, but it doesn’t consume me like it once did, and I share tips with others on how to tame it.
Thank you, Automattic, for giving me opportunities to learn, stretch, and share over the last five years. You’re still my people.