I’m writing this post somewhere over France, on a flight to Amsterdam where I start working at Tom Tom as a contractor. Looks like I will have some time to fill in the evenings so, for now, I intend to use it getting a decently updated blog and some programming projects of mine that I always left for later. This way I hope I’ll distract from the fact that I’m away from my wife and twin daughters.
Thankfully, I’ll only be spending 3 nights each week in Amsterdam. I’m allowed to work from home on Fridays so I get back to them every Thursday night. Yes, it is a bit on the expensive side to be flying each week. But in this way, I’m allowed to work on what I love and earn a decent income for my family. Salaries in Barcelona for my line of work are a little on the ridiculous part of the spectrum.
I should be already at the Tom Tom office, but the flight was delayed due to bad weather conditions. I hope this is not a signal of the times to come.