How I Spent My Summer.

An update seems appropriate, given that's it's been a few months since I last wrote.

The short version: Pretty damn good. Tomorrow's my 6-month anniversary at Shopify, and my work there's going even better than I expected. When I started I set a goal for myself that I wanted to be the go-to guy for Penny Arcade, one of the company's larger accounts. Now I handle them, Angry Birds, Epic Meal Time, and there's more in the works... this on top of the day-to-day work of helping entrepreneurs from all over the world launch their businesses online. It's pretty good stuff.

I landed my first paid gig as a stand-up comic, and did well enough that I've been offered another in September (details to come). Next week I'll be doing my first gig in the US, performing at Beantown Comedy in Boston on August 23rd (if you're in town, grab tickets here). And hey, if you want to see me sooner than that, I'm playing Cafe Deckuf this Tuesday - more info here.

And yet, there's some stuff that I haven't done. I don't think I'm defined by my ability to keep up with and deliver on my commitments, but it is something I really strive to do, and frankly, I haven't committed the time to #GenYOTT that I should have over the past few months. With that in mind, I've stepped down from my role in helping organize those events. I'm really proud of the community we've built over the past 20 months or so, and I've got the utmost confidence in Japman and Jen going forward. You'll still see me at their events, but strictly in a participatory role.

So that's me. I'm sure I'll have more to say in the coming weeks and months - I've been re-evaluating a number of my commitments and this blog is one I'd like to get back into the habit of posting to regularly. As always, we'll see how well I can stick to that, but that's the plan.


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