Seven weeks ago I joined Automattic as a full time Happiness Engineer.
For those not familiar with what we do, Automattic are the creators of WordPress.com, WooCommerce, Jetpack and a range of other products that are popular among the web crowd. As part of my day-to-day job I now get to help people build their eCommerce stores using WordPress and WooCommerce.
I have been a user of WordPress for many years now. It’s something that I have enjoyed doing ever since discovering it, and more than once I have helped people build their sites, for free. Now, for the first time in my life, I get to say that I’m making a living out of something that I have loved for the entirety of my adult life. And that is an amazing feeling.
Joining Automattic was a long and challenging process that I may write about at a later date. But right now, I just have to say that I couldn’t feel happier or prouder about myself.
And this couldn’t have come at a better time for me because, right now, I needed a victory. I needed to remind myself that I can turn things around for my own good. I needed to rediscover that life can be good despite its shortcomings.
So here I am now, able to report that I’m happier than I’ve ever been, with the greatest job I’ve ever had. And yes, life is good.