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Hmm, how to best describe myself?! I guess it’s fair to say that I am different personas in different contexts so let me try by answering the question “Who am I <in context X>?”
Who am I professionally?
I am working for Indicee, a local SaaS BI company in Vancouver, BC, Canada as a Software Release & Production Manager. That is to say that I manage the engineering operations, including QA, release management, production upgrades and support, etc. My LinkedIn profile is usually the best place for finding out more about my career and current work responsibility.
Disclaimer: This blog is not intended as a place to discuss BI or express any opinions related to my work or the area of business I’m in. As a matter of fact, the posts are not about my work and if I do occasionally mention something related it’ll be my opinion and not a reflection of my current occupation or under influence from my employer.
Who am I privately?
I am happily married and have two lovely daughters who make my life filled with happiness and fun. I am addicted to my family and they inspire much of who I am and what I do outside work.
Who am I in demographic terms?
I was born and educated in Macedonia, which defines my nationality. I now live and work in Canada, which defines my residence. Most importantly, I am a member of the Homo sapiens sapiens species and live on our precious planet Earth on which all living things form a complex life-system known as Gaia, which defines my views more than the previous two!
Who am I in my hobbies and interests?
As my posts will undoubtedly uncover, I love to read (I’m addicted to reading is probably the best way to describe it!) and my family has a big impact to the areas of interest I developed in my reading – child development, psychology, education, …
What else do I read? Anything from science fiction, historical novels, mystery, etc. to popular science like general physics and math, cosmology and astronomy, atomic and quantum physics, evolution and biology, philosophy, etc.
Beside reading I also love to put in-line or ice skates with my family and have fun outside or in the rink. I also like spending time on the beach or in the many parks in Vancouver or enjoy a good meal in one of the many diverse cuisines available in a truly multi-cultural city like Vancouver is. And if Vancouver is not interesting enough, then travelling around BC, taking a vacation somewhere tropical or visiting new places around the world makes live even more fun!
Who am I “spiritually”?
The irrational belief in the supernatural, especially religious beliefs and various silly “theories” of creations and intelligent design are drawing my attention too. Let me be upfront – I am an atheist! Not faithless, let me add, I have faith in science! 😉 However, being puzzled over those beliefs, I’m interested in understanding how they came to be and what sustains them over the long run.
I am interested in fostering the curiosity in my kids — that never-ending questioning, analyzing and dissecting skill that only little children posses! I also hope to impact my readers and tip them over to the side of reason and rationale that come with curiosity as opposed to the blindness to mind that comes with religion!
Who am I in this blog?
My reading, my spirituality (or lack of if we see it only in religious terms) and all my hobbies and interests will largely impact what I write about in this blog. My first post explains what the blog is about and the rationale for starting in it the first place, so instead of repeating myself I can just add that in this blog I’ll let my thoughts and opinions trickle in and keep open mind for any feedback from my readers. I just hope someone will find the posts useful and won’t hesitate to drop me a line of feedback, be that supportive or criticising!
Thanks for visiting my blog and happy reading!