nothing is worth more than this moment.
It’s a rainy morning at the Cabrits garrison in northern Dominica (which is where I’ve been living for the past few weeks). Here’s what the office looks like today:
The misty storytale-quality of this photo is not an iphone effect, but rather the mountains here actually rest permanently inside of low-flying clouds. And, it sounds like this.
Earlier this afternoon, I officially sold my stake in Nobis, letting go of my creation that’s more or less dominated my life for the past six years (and is why I’ve been missing in action for the past few months). The reasons and events that led up to this are complex on a level that I don’t think that I want to put too much out here (for risk of being misinterpreted) but I will leave this with these final words.
I’m grateful for all of the passion of their own that our staff put into building this thing that started as nothing more than some scribbling on a notepad. Ubiquity has grown to scales that I never would have been capable of achieving alone. We were incredibly fortunate to have had those first handfuls of hosting customers that stayed fanatics about what we were doing, still now, with thousands of others also worth thanking. In just a few years, these experiences have taught me an incredible amount about myself, choosing friends, and the different effects that money and power have on people. It’s also shown me what we are capable of building if we’re constantly optimistic and doing.
Nothing in my life has been more difficult that the events of the past year and a half, but looking ahead, there’s no doubt that I’m personally in a better place today than I was yesterday, and given the right efforts, I’m confident the next day will be better still, and so on. I never really expected to run Ubiquity forever, nor did I ever believe that this would be the greatest thing in my life that I create. It won’t be. But those ideas will be blog posts for another day.