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The past few months have been hectic (the good kind), but, now that I'm able to breathe a bit, I get reminded that I need to do things besides just work. I've probably said it a few times in the past, but when you get down in your work it's easy to forget. Last month, I learned I was nominated and named a finalist in the Phoenix Business Journal's Top Tech Exec awards. With a project winding down and a free weekend, I decided it would be a good time to get out and reflect a bit.

I'd been planning to do an adventure ride on my "new" adventure sport bike for a while, but hadn't had felt comfortable doing this solo (I'm not all that mechanically inclined and these rides generally go places where there's no cell service). I decided to buck up and tackle the Apache Trail - that dirt highway (AZ 88) that winds along the Salt River past Canyon and Apache Lakes up to the Roosevelt Dam.

I'm still learning the skills necessary to take two-wheels out onto dirt roads, but I suppose it's the same thing every week with this company. I'm always learning. This month, I've been tinkering a lot with NativeScript, an open-source, cross-platform mobile development tool which is allowing me to create a pretty great app that will be coming to market in the next few months. Recently, I've been working outside my usual comfort zone as we've built out a client's application so that it can be leveraged as a kiosk on location. There will be more on that - I just got the tablets we'll be using for the kiosk in this week and there's still some work to do.

For now, I'll leave you with this. There's more to it than just business and I need to take my own advice and take some time off once in a while. If I don't, I get to miss out on views like this.

Apache Lake Vista - Superstition Mountains, AZ
Salt River, Arizona