Do you ever wonder if you are getting to the place you are aiming for or if you are just treading water? I'm a goal oriented person (GOP). I see something down the road and I work to get there. I try to see the logic al steps between point A and point C.
But some days it seems you have to feel like you aren't getting anywhere to actually realize where you are going.
You need downtime to realize you are having uptime.
Father, I wrote code today. Lots of code. And I got paid for it. Actually, what people pay for software is amazing. Open source is as amazing as the fact people will pay us to do something we love.
Okay, not everyone loves the pressure that goes with technology jobs, but some people look at it as a challenge. I believe, truly believe, the future will bring much more interesting challenges and that's a good reason to stay in the game. I don't know about you but my mind needs to be stimulated more than a lot of the people I seem to talk to. Filling out forms all day does not make work interesting. Dealing with problems I've never even knew existed and needing to get it done ASAP is interesting.