Many people have heard the phrase “Don’t live to work; work to live”. This usually means that the goal of working should be to enable you to live your life, rather than allowing work to consume your life. Far too many people in the tech industry sacrifice their families, spouses, children, and even their sleep, in order to make it in this industry.
As some of you may be aware, I have enough allergies to various common foods to have earned the name “bubble-boy” from my friends. In fact, my wife’s friends used to semi-joke about me while we were first engaged that she should take a good life-insurance policy out on my, “just i n case”. She used to laugh at that, until she had to race me to the hospital a couple times, or stay up all night to make sure I didn’t stop breathing. Now it’s not a laughing matter. Now she’s paranoid for me wherever I go, always carries a spare epipen with her, and arranges our travel schedules around flights and hotels that can accommodate allergies.Read More »Allergies, and why Kimpton Hotels Rock