We had the good fortune of connecting with Matt Bobke and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Matt, what matters most to you?
I have learned over the last few years that in this single life that I have to live, I want to spend as much time as possible having fun. For me, that means traveling the world with my partner, taking every chance I can to get together with friends, and pursuing my passion projects intensely. I have a fun career, but it’s easy to burn out if work and personal time blend together by labeling work as “fun”; I need to be intentional about separating them.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My partner and my parents deserve so much of the credit for the life that I have the privilege to live. My partner is my rock, my supporter in everything that I do; I love her to the ends of the Earth and back. She encourages me to step outside of my comfort zone and try new things every day. My parents raised me by setting the example for how I should strive to live my life in a determined, honest and caring way. They are both selfless people who worked so hard to provide me with every opportunity that they could; they have been there for every accomplishment of my life. I am so lucky to be as close to them as ever.

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