12. August 2013 12:33
Here it is. My first attempt at writing a blog. I guess I should start out by introducing myself.
I'm a 26 year old student doing the equivalent to the 3rd year of high school. Lets just let that sink in for a bit... Now I know what you're thinking, but I'd like to explain.
After I finished the last year of middle school (equivalent to 1st year of high school, confusing eh?), I didn't really know what I wanted to do. I knew I liked creating/inventing things, but I wasn't really sure in what area that should happen. This first lead me to try taking a year of pre high school to figure it out, but with the lack of a goal I lacked focus, and after a few months I dropped out. That repeated for longer than I'd like to admit, but after a while I decided I'd rather wait, and take my time. I started driving a cab and found out that I loved it. Meeting new people, talking to inspirational people, like executive leads on various small and large companies and even a few CEO's as well, not to mention, the money. Some time before I started driving the cab I had begun programming. Turned out driving a cab was the perfect job to match that hobby. I had plenty of night hours with no customers where I could sit at home, programming and learning. Then, a year ago, I decided it was time to move on. I still loved my cab job, but I couldn't see myself doing it for the rest of my life. Then I went back to high school to give it another try. This time, with great success, I'm getting top grades, I'm focused and I'm loving it.
Now, there's no doubt that I've wasted a lot of time. But I've enjoyed the time I've wasted. And that's what matters to me. Feeling good about what you do, no matter if it's being the CEO of a large company, the lead developer at ArenaNET or driving a cab while programming on the side.