10 years ago…
I just read a tweet by @mademyday about things that did not exist 10 years ago.
Ten years ago we did not have a project called Colloq that we, as a team, want to be the next thing we will be able to live from.
Ten years ago I didn’t now that surfing is a thing, let alone that I would like to spend every free moment I can spend on the water. Always trying to catch the next wave. Failing, falling and trying again. Whenever I can.
Ten years ago I didn’t know the one person I want to spend every possible minute of my life with. Having fun, enjoying all the happy moments together and also going through the tough times a life can challenge you with.
Ten years ago I did not have my own place to write notes like this. Creating such a place was one of the many projects I wanted to do at some point in my life and overall I did not put much priority on it. Over time this hack developed itself into a thing I can use whenever I want to. I don’t need to use it, but when I do, It’s there for me.
The thing about „it’s just there“ is that we do not appreciate stuff as much as we should. There are so many „things“ we take for granted these days. When I reflect on the items I use every day, most of them didn’t exist ten years ago. No matter if software & hardware, ordinary things, flats! or people around me. Most of the time I do not think about a moment in my live when they haven’t been around. That’s why I wrote this note. It’s not about mentioning every single thing, and especially person, that I would miss if it would be ten years ago, it’s about silently appreciating the things that make a difference in your live and try to support them every single day as best as you can.
Thank you. Every single one of you.