Year 2012

Year 2012 was pretty tough on me. So many things have happened in a one year that it feels a little overwhelming to remember all of it. But, here are some relevant things that happened.

Awesome stuff:

  • Aleksi: my firstborn boy has grown a lot. He walks and almost talks now. It is only matter of months when he will say his first proper words. I can hardly wait.
  • Aucor Oy, my company: I have finally managed to solve some basic issues that should have been solved years ago. There is a lot of work ahead of me, but now it feels doable. I could not have done it without the awesome people that work in Aucor.
  • Bad habbits: I stopped drinking alcohol. I can’t say that I miss it. I never liked bars and people there anyway.
  • Self-image: I have learned a lot about myself, and I have grown to accept most of my weaknesses. I couldn’t have done it without JP Jakonen. Thanks, man!

Things that sucked:

  • Stress. Building a dream company is stressful and hard work. I have done too much work and sacrificed too many hours for the company.
  • Health. I almost lost it last year. Too much stress and everything that is related to stress almost broke me. I also had an diagnose for a disease that is not curable. Its not lethal or anything, but it will be on me for the rest of my life. Bugger.

What about the year 2013?

I don’t generally give any new year’s promises, they are somehow hollow. Instead, I list some things that I have thought about a lot.

  • Facebook: I really loathe it. Facebook just keep trying to shaft the privacy of users, and I can’t trust the service anymore. It is like every time you turn your back on it, there is some new privacy policy that gives Facebook the right to sell and share your stuff anyway they please. I understand it is a company and that the service is free. I really get that. But I just don’t want to waste my time and energy on it anymore. Every minute you spend on Facebook is away from somewhere else. I miss blogging. I want to do it more.
  • Coffee: I should drink less. That is hard, because I love it so much. I have tried to replace some coffee cups with tea, but damn, its different.
  • Time: I need more of it. Building a company is important, but family is more important. Everything else is secondary.
  • Health: I am going to continue my weight loss campaign. Now I have lost 10 kg of fat, and I have still 20 or so kilograms to go. Pace is slow, and I am in no hurry. It works, it’s important and it just needs to be done. Next year at this time I will be 20 kg lighter. Which is nice.
  • Friends & hobbies: this is related to a time-issue. I want to see more friends, take more leaves and just generally do more non-work related stuff.
  • Writing: next book is on the way and after that I really would like to write those fiction novels I have been working on.
  • Tattoo: time to get the next one. 🙂


Even though it has been a tough year, it looks a lot more brighter now. I hope you have had an awesome year, and I really hope that year 2013 is going to be even better.

Happy new year 2013!