Hi again! I haven't really updated this page as much as I wanted last year, so from now on I'll update it every fortnight. In fact, I haven't updated it for a year and a half. Apologies.
Right now, I am at home.
While I have always been a travelling soul, since 2020, I have geared down in my travelling plans.
I used to travel about 40% of my time during my 20s and early 30s, but my personal situation has changed. For one, I have tired of the always-travelling lifestyle, but I've also started to grow a family and I want to spend more time at home with them.
After 11 years living with friends and on my own, I left my famous Taxdirt Rocks apartment to move to a nearby, bigger apartment with my girlfriend, her son, two cats and two turtles.
You can check my past travel activities, though. I share all my trips using Nomadlist. While in Barcelona, you can book me for a quick call to tell me how can I help you or your project.
Of course, I do a sensible amount of business travel, but not as much as I did in the past. I visit San Francisco once per year, Madrid once per month and I visit our MarsBased clients around the globe once per year, approximately.
My plans for 2023 are to visit California with my new family and maybe check two different countries. I also have to make it up to Greece, for not visiting her during 2021. Previously, I had been going to Greece every year since 2009.
2021 was a transition year, for me. I had to transition from being a single remote worker & concert-goer to a family man. My goals from previous years make no sense now, as I have to juggle my own internal intentions with the deeds of co-running a family.
Basically, I don't want to plan for too much, as I know that habits are hard to pursue with this life change. It's maybe more advisable to pursue fewer habits but better ones.
Two projects occupy part of my agenda nowadays.
First, I play in a punk rock band called _RES!_. We play fast and melodic punk rock in the style of RKL, early NoFX and other Californian bands. I play bass and do backing vocals, although I sing a song or two in concert, when we play versions of other bands. Check our first album: Sou tots uns fills de puta.
Second, I co-host a podcast about business and technology called Foc a terra with my good friend Marc Collado. It's in Catalan.
I also invest in startups. Let me know if you have any interesting projects, especially in the B2B SaaS realm.
At MarsBased, we are hitting a record year in both sales and profit. It's the third year in a row where this happens, so I'm elated with the situation of the company.
Since the company is really stable on sales, I am enabling everyone in the company to do their best, while leading our efforts in marketing and sales. I am very busy also with our podcast: Life on Mars.
As for Startup Grind Barcelona, we have been a little over one year doing events offline, after 18 months of online-only efforts (which sucked). Our monthly events are going well but we've lost a lot of support in sponsors and partners. For the time being, I'm funding it through MarsBased because I can't afford to spend time looking for partners and sponsors, as it's a huge opportunity cost for me.
2021 has been a year swamped with minor health problems, which wouldn't have been a big deal in and of themselves if isolated, but most of them came together. Therefore, I haven't been able to heal properly nor work out, so I'm slightly out of shape but going back to regular training.
I haven't done as much cardio as I used to do (mostly running) nor weight-lifting, and I think it'll be hard to go back to my good shape. I'm between 7 and 10 kg away from my ideal weight.
One thing that doesn't help to get in shape is beer, but I've cut down on drinking significantly. Now, I hardly ever party, but I like my couple of pints of craft beer like the next guy. I tend to drink only during Saturday night, as Saturday is my cheat day in my diet.
I stopped reading my age in books as I'm too tired now to accomplish it and have a whole new set of other obligations.
Since 2019, I have been getting a lot of tattoos. I'm close to 20 now. I am planning to get both sleeves done between now and Summer 2023.
This page has been last updated on December 6th, 2022.