This day – 4.May – is very special day for all Latvians. The Declaration “On the Restoration of Independence of the Republic of Latvia” (Latvian: Deklarācija Par Latvijas Republikas neatkarības atjaunošanu) was adopted on 4 May 1990. The Declaration stated that, although Latvia had de facto lost its independence in 1940, when it was annexed by the Soviet Union, the country had de jure remained a sovereign country as the annexation had been unconstitutional and against the will of the people of Latvia.
This year I really cannot celebrate this important event with my people, because my mind is occupied by something else. Today is also kind of my own independence day. After a long process of consideration, I finally dear to quit comfort of employee and start my way as trainer and entrepreneur. After full two years, I leave diva-e. Thank you all for time you shared with me! It was my pleasure to get to know you and your stories. Some of you I will keep seeing in software related MeetUps, dragon boat trainings or on a bike path. Especially hard was to say goodbye to my team, I will miss them a lot! But my way takes turn now. I am over excited and anxious the same time, but one thing I know for sure – in following few years I will learn a LOT!