The past few days have been a blur. I put the Cognito Office into low power mode, put a ton of stuff into storage, and prepared to rent out my place for 5 weeks while I take a break.  Maybe that’s oversimplifying a bit, its difficult to describe exactly where I’m at right now. I first moved Cognito into an external space in early 2010.  This was when Ajax went from being a project I was doing primarily on my own out of my house to a true endeavor, and thus a very significant moment for me and the company. It was definitely bittersweet packing things up.  So many things happened in that space, both good and bad.  I feel like a new person sitting at my desk, here in my home once more. Tomorrow at 6 am I catch a flight to Glasgow Scotland, where I will spend the next 4 weeks  bouncing around and pondering what I’m going to do next with my life.  The trip ends with me in Derry, Northern Ireland as a keynote speaker for the culture tech festival, and I’m sure I will have many experiences along the way that will help me in deciding which branch of the path to take next. Every day I understand more deeply the luck and honor I’ve had to explore Ajax for the past 4.5 years of my life.  I’m both humbled and grateful to know that my work had an impact on the publishing industry at large, and that I was given the opportunity to spend so much time polishing it. I’m sure I’ll be writing more details about the Ajax experience with my much needed downtime over the coming weeks.  For now, it’s time to unwind and not think too much about things for a while 🙂 stay tuned.