How time has flown – over a year since I did my last post – what has happened?… Well, as it turns out – a lot, so I thought I’d go through a few things apart from the obvious such as Covid-19, America losing the plot, China looking to become the new Germany and the world economy being on the brink of collapse ;)
So what have I been up to? I checked my calendar, and I must of just started at South East Water (SEW – Australia, not UK) as I was doing Diversity Training. SEW are what’s called a government owned corporation, so they’re technically a company, with the Victorian government owning 100% of all the shares, which actually makes for a pretty good mix. You get the thoroughness of government and decent conditions (as in they actually believe in “psychological safety”) along with a commercial imperative, so we have budgets that have to be justified which is not like the bad old days of wasteful government. And yes, the building is pretty much on the beach so we can go for a swim at lunchtime in the summer :)
I have been and continue to do some quite interesting things in the Enterprise, Solution and Technical architecture spaces as I have the privilege to work in a supportive environment that allows me to experiment. I won’t go in to any of that here though as that’s over a year worth of stuff which should be worth writing about.
Personally? It’s pretty good too. To jump back to the present, I’ve managed to end up in quite a decent position (ie I have a job) and am currently living on an island away from Melbourne which is great as they’re currently having some problems with nasty old Covid-19 (but nothing compared to most countries). I’ve been pursuing my music and reconfiguring quite a few things – lots to write about on that front. In the intervening time, we moved to a lovely house in a bayside suburb, but have stopped renting there in favour of living away from the city at the Island. What will the future hold?
What are my passions now? Pretty much as they’ve always been – I love my work, so Architecture and (agile) Process are still at the forefront of what I do for work. Privately, apart from having a great time with my lovely wife Brij and our new cat Chloe (she’s a RagDoll – never knew the breed existed until a week ago!) and pursuing my music along with some photography.
All I can say is that I hope you’re going well and able to make the most of whatever is going on around you in these chaotic times
PS Why the Maybe…? Because the one thing I’ve learnt over the past few months is we haven’t got a clue what will happen. I may get bored of blogging again, but this has been a fun post, so hopefully there will be a few more for a while.