Looking back at 2019, been a ride

I started 2019 unsure how things were going and the death of my father was a plot twist that none of us are really prepared for. But looking back it wasn’t a bad year personally and it seemed to fly by at a good clip.

It also was a year where I looked back and examined the road behind me. I feel like I made my own unique path and it was completely guided by technology. In 2016, I left a job that I had been at for 6 years. In the technology sector being at a job more than 2 years is quite unusual. Most techies are trying to rack up companies on their resume and that’s ok. Guess that’s just not my style. I’ve run across too many people who have burned the candles at both ends and are a shell of their former selves. I’ve also figured out that I’m a “Jack of all Trades and Master of Some”. I can pretty much tackle any problem in technology with enough research and in some areas, I can really master something in a short period of time. It also keeps me from getting bored.

After over 20 years of working at technology companies, I needed to strike out on my own. Fortunately, the technology platforms for freelancing has come a long way. Sites like freelancer.com and Upwork have been amazing. The variety of jobs on offer is so enticing. It made the choice to become self-employed pretty easy.

Anyway, I think I’m done rambling. 2019 was pretty good and I can’t wait for 2020.