Hi, i'm Lucian, and this is my blog where I like share notes on life in the (blue) cloud. I'm a Cloud Solution Architect, specialising in Azure apps and infrastructure, at Microsoft, in Sydney, Australia.

Six years goes by pretty quickly

It’s an age old saying: time flies when youre having fun.

At the end of December, I finished up at Telstra Purple.

I joined Kloud on January 5th 2015. I remember being told I was #27. At a start up I guess that’s significant. Kloud grew from that start up into a large organisation. There’s been a lot more people come, and sadly some go, since that excisting summer day in January. It’s not been acquired and re-branded and morphed into Telstra Purple. Similar ideas, different execution.

This last year though I’ve thought about perspective and a few of the things I’ve picked up over the last 6 years:

  • β€œOften it isn’t the mountains ahead that wear you out, it’s the little pebble in your shoe.”
  • β€œNothing is really work unless you’d rather be doing something else.”
  • “If you’re the smartest person in the room, you’re in the wrong room.” Not that I think I am the smartest person in any current room, but certainly I feel as though if I were to level up again and get new expereience and new perspective, I’m now in the wrong room.

There’s so many amazing people I could list off that i’ve had the pleasure of meeting, working with, working for over this 6 years that it wouldnt be fair to try and list them as I’m sure I may very well miss someone and that would be unkind.

So for now, as one chapter ends, another begins…