On June 6th I leave. No more internet, no more design, no more blogging, no kidding.
I’ll be in Uruguay serving a mission for my church for 2 years.
I don’t know what I’ll be doing with the blog but I’ll make sure it gets updated somehow. Most of the posts will probably just be an update on how things are going for me in Uruguay. I hope you stick around.
The past year and a half have been incredible. It’s amazing how much can happen in a year. If there’s one thing I’ve learned it’s that real-life experiences will teach you a lot more then any schooling.
It will be tough getting used to a new country and a new language but the hardest thing will be setting aside the things I’ve worked so hard to build. My career, my relationships, and Random Shapes. I’ll be back at it in just 2 years but like I said, it’s amazing how much can happen in a year.
There will be one last redesign on this site before I go and maybe one for Random Shapes.
I can’t wait to go but I’m not in a hurry either. I’ll try to make the next few months a little more exciting around here. I want to get back on topic and start some good discussions before I leave.
Congratulations on getting your call!
Posted by Daniel Nicolas on Mar 18, 2007.
I do hope you have fun in Uruguay. I still hope we are all here when you get back.
Posted by Bryan Culver on Mar 18, 2007.
What are you doing in Uruguay and good luck 😛
Posted by Nick on Mar 18, 2007.
Good luck Matt, hope you have fun, and enjoy your time spent there, congrats.
Posted by Laurence Anderson on Mar 18, 2007.
congrats. I lived in Ecuador 6mos on an exchange program and it was definitely an eye-opener and I would not trade that experience for anything. I’m assuming you’re not taking the station wagon? 😉 Thanks for all the hard work you did on our site and good luck on your mission.
Posted by Sean Tierney on Mar 18, 2007.
Congrats, Matt! I’m jealous. Best of luck. Learn Spanish.
Posted by David Askaripour on Mar 21, 2007.
Thanks guys! I’m looking forward to it!
Posted by Mattbob on Mar 21, 2007.
Best of luck! Take care of yourself, take plenty of pictures, and have the most fun you can possibly have! I have the greatest admiration for you because you chose to give up your life temporarily to help others. You rock!
Posted by Ranjani on Mar 26, 2007.
Congratulations, Matt. I know how big of a deal this is for you. May God bless you in your endeavors. I hope you keep us up to date…
Posted by Logan Leger on Apr 3, 2007.
Congratulations, Matt. We’ll miss you around Phoenix, but will look forward to your return! Hope to see you before you leave.
Posted by EricaLucci on Apr 5, 2007.
Sounds like a great opportunity to experience, what will you be doing while you’re there?
2 years is quite a long time… amazing commitment.
Good luck! We all look forward to your return. 🙂
Posted by Takumi on Apr 6, 2007.
[…] A few weeks before SXSW I was invited to speak on a panel at the yPulse Mashup conference. It will be on July 16th – 17th and I’m gonna miss it. I’m gonna miss the opportunity to speak and tell people about this little site I’m a part of. I’m gonna miss the experience of another conference and the chance to go to San Francisco. Anastasia, thanks for the opportunity and I’m sorry I can’t go. […]
Posted by Mattbob | Missed Opportunities on Apr 10, 2007.
We’re expecting a major photoblogging effort from you Matt! Whenever you can get to a stable high-speed connection that is…
Those Uruguayans are damn lucky to have you, you’ll be missed.
Good luck, get out there and take up the chance to improve your soccer skills. 😛
Posted by Michael Visser on May 15, 2007.
Thanks guys! I really appreciate it.
Looks like blogging won’t be easy but I’ll have email and a mailing address. My dad will be posting part of my emails and maybe photos so the blog will stay updated.
I’m not gonna let a little thing like a foreign country, a new language, and no internet access stop me from blogging.
Posted by Mattbob on May 15, 2007.
I’m sure your life will be changed for the better. One day, I want to do something like this.
Posted by Aaron T. on May 16, 2007.
Congrats Matt, Have fun learning Spanish in Uruguay
Posted by Thilak on May 17, 2007.
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