When One's Job Is Not A Job

I've been at this business of software development since I took a class in FORTRAN at Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business during my Freshman year of college. That was in the Fall of 1977 or Spring of 1978. The rest, as they say, is history. Fourty-seven years later, I still get my kicks and make a decent living writing software for a large, respected cybersecurity firm.

I've always said that life is too short not to love what you do and I can say, without question, that I still love what I do. Having the opportunity to continue working in the technology business as a Principal Software Engineer is very satisfying... and rewarding!

I am grateful for the career I've had thus far. I am also looking forward to the next few years as I approach retirement. I don't have a certain date in mind but, God willing, I'll keep at this for at least two more years... maybe more.

Lots of people look forward to retirement with great anticipation. For me, retirement is something that will come... eventually. However, it's not (yet) what I live for.

Thank you to all of my employers, co-workers, mentors, customers and colleagues who have supported me over the years. You've made this one heck of a ride!