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2015 Retrospective

2015 was the best year of my life so far – even more so than 2012.

At the beginning of this year, I lived on a sailboat in NYC and typed code for Google Ideas, but felt the need to push my piano mastery and other other aspects of life forward.

So I left, lived in Thailand with Nicole for three months, sold the boat, rode my motorcycle across North America, and became a concert pianist.

Now, on the first day of 2016, it appears I’m an entirely different person. I live on the opposite coast, in an awesome collective with my partner and loved ones. I’ve attained a degree of sustainability without $DAYJOB, resulting in far greater time-wealth. With this freedom I found greater capacity to code on anything I wished, while also practicing ludicrous amounts of piano.

Here’s a rough breakdown of what I was up to:

Adventures & Travels

Music / Creating

Productivity / other work

Personhood / Responsibility

So, here I am, excited for an even better 2016!

San Francisco, Jan 2016


2012: The year I graduated one year early from CMU, moved from Pittsburgh to NYC on a motorcycle, started at my first “Real Job”, paid off all my debts, had my own Chelsea apartment before I could legally drink, cured a long-term medical condition, truly became serene, learned many lessons, gained a lot of privilege, and met many incredible humans.

The increase of personal freedom is always something to celebrate. It provides more space to think about increasing freedom generally.

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