Several events have converged over the last week or so that have resulted in this wildly overdue “How I became a Happiness Engineer” post.

One is you may have noticed my blog has a shiny new domain name.  My employer, Automattic, is the company behind the new .blog  top level domain and they gave each of us one with one condition:  Blog at least once per month. I’ve not been great about that recently so I’m using the domain as a push to reinvigorate my posting habits.  I think we both know that what it really means is way more cat pictures, but I thought I’d start out with a real post.

The second thing is December 22 marked my 2 year anniversary as a Happiness Engineer. Now it sort of seems like I’ve always been here but looking back at old journals I’m remembering just how badly I wanted this job and how much of a long shot it seemed to be at the time.

The third thing is this rendition of “How I got to Memphis”  from News Room.  The song has become a favorite but what sticks with me is why they used it:

 

So how did I get to Automattic? The path was not direct, but sort of perfect in its way.  Here are some of the highlights

It’s been a wild ride but I couldn’t be happier to have purchased the ticket.

Want to join me?  We are hiring.

 

Posted by:Maureen Carruthers

Smart. Kind. Funny. At least that's the goal. I care about encouraging girls to consider STEM careers, helping nonprofits be the best they can be, cats, and German-style boardgames.

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