I’ve had a rough time the last 2 years. With knee surgery behind me over a year ago I began another life challenge that’s taken some time to work through. In September, while on a motorcycle trip with my dad and brother, I was hit head on by a car who came into my lane. I survived, thankfully, with a few issues that are still causing me problems today. The absolute worst of my issues has been the consequences of a traumatic brain injury (aka a concussion). I’ve been seeing a neurologist for about 6 months who is monitoring my progress and ongoing challenges.
One of my ongoing challenges mostly deals with short term memory. I have a really hard time calling recent things to memory. This has presented some major challenges with life and work, and I’ve been working to create healthy habits to help combat this, but it’s still difficult. I’ll definitely blog about some of these as we go forward, but wanted to write a quick blog to say, I’m alive! I haven’t forgotten about Millennial Geek, and I actively miss blogging.
Other than that, things have been on the up-and-up. I was out of work for the last 3 months of 2016 (working part time for 2 months of it). The best news that wasn’t shared, was that I was approved to and hired my first direct report to help with all of the work I have been involved in the last several years. We’ve been working at a good pace for the last 4 months since I came back to work and I’m looking forward to sharing some of the insights we’ve found along the way.
This weekend, my associate and I will be attending and participating with Startup Louisville’s Startup Weekend. They describe them as:
Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations.
I’ll be sure to blog about it in the next couple of weeks! Here was an article I found talking a little bit about why ideas won’t succeed at startup weekend. In the end, we’re doing it to get some experience in rapid development and to share some expertise we have.
I’m going to set a reminder to blog at least once a month and keep things updated. For my less professional life updates, check out http://millennialgeek.com. Millennial Geek is a ‘Life as a Millennial’ blog where I plan to talk about more general concepts than here. Thanks!