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barbie (2653)

barbie
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http://barbie.missbarbell.co.uk/

Leader of Birmingham.pm [pm.org] and a CPAN author [cpan.org]. Co-organised YAPC::Europe in 2006 and the 2009 QA Hackathon, responsible for the YAPC Conference Surveys [yapc-surveys.org] and the QA Hackathon [qa-hackathon.org] websites. Also the current caretaker for the CPAN Testers websites and data stores.

If you really want to find out more, buy me a Guinness ;)

Links:
Memoirs of a Roadie [missbarbell.co.uk]
[pm.org]
CPAN Testers Reports [cpantesters.org]
YAPC Conference Surveys [yapc-surveys.org]
QA Hackathon [qa-hackathon.org]

Journal of barbie (2653)

Tuesday September 13, 2005
05:46 AM

Paradise Regained

[ #26705 ]

I was trying to find a suitable set of lyrics for today's post, but nothing seemed right. So now I'm 40. I've been getting paid lots of compliments that I don't look my age, which is always nice. The nicest compliment though was that someone thought I've blossomed in my old age. I do to. My life has taken several twists and turns and I was trying to think of a defining moment when I started to become who I am now. It was in August 1992.

In mid 1992 I was offered the opportunity to go on tour with a rock band. This was the point at which a life dream became a reality. I didn't hesitate and quit my job at GEC. In September 1992 I became a Professional Lighting Engineer. I travelled Europe, worked with a whole variety of bands and acts, and had a lot of fun. I learnt a lot too.

It was perhaps the biggest change in my life, and started the road of discovery of who I really am, and what I wanted out of life. It's been a wonderful journey so far, and I feel that I'm coming into my own. I have a lot more confidence in myself than I ever have. There are also so many opportunities opening up for the future, that I think I'm going to discovering even more about myself in the coming years, and what I'm capable of.

I feel I'm entering the 3rd phase of my life, where I start to really understand where I'm going. It's scary, terrifying and exciting all at the same time. I'm looking forward to it :)

PS: Thanks to everyone who has already sent birthday wishes. Much appreciated. Pity you couldn't all share in the doughnuts here at MessageLabs ;)

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  • First of all, happy birthday! :-)

    I start to really understand where I'm going.

    Just you wait until YAPC begins and that feeling will be gone.

    It's scary, terrifying and exciting all at the same time.

    Yep, that's more like it ;-)