“You go Spiderman on the world at the expense of going Peter Parker on your life.” – It’s a bout time I read a “Work from home piece” that is on par with reality instead of something that claims that being a distributed worker is the greatest thing since sliced bread.


In 2010 I took a job with the fine folks at Automattic. Having been contributing to WordPress, BuddyPress, and bbPress since 2007, working with the biggest company in the WordPress ecosystem seemed like the next logical step in my career. If you somehow haven’t heard of them, they’re a great company with open-source in it’s heart and transparency in it’s soul; there’s so much publicly available about Automattic that I’m comfortable bypassing the details completely.

In short, it’s an absolutely amazing company to work for, and if you’re still reading this, you should probably think about applying.

Fast forward to 2013. After a few lengthy conversations with the most influential people in my life at the time about career goals, experiences, and my personal bucket-list, I came to the conclusion it was time to move on from the job I once thought I didn’t deserve to the job I needed to have, to…

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