The Dream Worked: Retired from Automattic after Fifteen Years and Two Months

Fifteen years and two months.

I retired from Automattic last week after fifteen years and two months, relegating myself to an advisor operating outside the company firewall. From 4 people in 2 countries to 1,332 people in 77 countries speaking 99 different languages. What a ride.

Being relieved of duty feels good. I need to be outside the firewall to truly rest as my health demands. I’m also outside a support system fifteen years in the making, including a Neurodiversity ERG that is dear to me. That doesn’t feel good, but I’m leaning on my other systems and stabilizing.

Cheers to all Automatticians past and present. Teamwork made the dream work.

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