Jamie's Blog

Lessons from a life of startups, coding, countryside, and kids

Review at 30

So, I’m 30 today. What’s different from 5 years ago?

  • I’m married
  • I live in Cork, not Dublin
  • I rent a house not an apartment
  • I am on the lowest rung of the corporate ladder, rather than being at least one step up
  • I earn roughly the same
  • I’m fatter and not any fitter
  • I spent wasted 3 years on a PhD that I’m not going to finish
  • I’ve developed photography as a hobby
  • I don’t drink (relatively speaking, compared to 5 years ago)
  • I’ve expanded my programming language competencies beyond Java: Python, Ruby & C#
  • oh, and I’m still blogging