Why I Haven’t Written In A While

Life got in the way…and I’m loving it!

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It’s been a little over two months since writing my last post, Medium Should Have A Footer Feature. Before that story I was averaging at least one story (usually more) a month. So I figured I should give you guys a bit of an update on my hiatus!

As you all know, life gets in the way sometimes.

When people say that, I feel it can sometimes carry a bit of a negative connotation. For me, however, life got in the way in some of the best ways possible. Below are the ways it has.

It’s Been A Ruff Few Months

The first big event…we got a puppy!

His name is Primo, and he’s really, really cute. Despite the cuteness, puppies are a handful, and Primo has been no exception. The teething, barking, early mornings, potty and general training have definitely consumed a good amount of my bandwidth.

That being said, I’d do it 100 times over. Just look at this face!

Simply The Best (Man)

Next, I was given the privilege of being my cousin, and closest thing I have to a brother, Rico’s, best man!

Despite being at opposite ends of the East Coast, it feels like we grew up together just next door! Rico and I have been to different countries, islands, and cities together. We did our career-switching software engineering journeys alongside one another.

I’m truly touched, thankful, and am looking forward to all the festivities! Some of which called on me to help with planning and organization, and in my opinion, best man tings take precedent over writing.