I’ve been living and breathing computers longer than I can really remember. My family got our first computer when I was around 8 years old, and it pretty much set me on the technical path I’ve followed ever since. There was never any doubt at all.
Technology has always been my primary passion, and I’ve spent my entire professional career being wholly invested in it.
So it was a bit of a shock when I realised a few days ago that something had changed.
Somewhere along the line, my passion switched from the practice of technology to the integration and process of the technology. To the challenge of getting businesses and IT groups communicating with one another and behaving synergistically, and the precision of making sure documentation around all that is accurate and enabling.
It’s not going to change any time soon – it’s a multi-year challenge, and it seems appropriate it happens as I’m approaching my 40th birthday, but I don’t see it as a mid-life crisis – rather, a mid-life awakening.
It’s cleansing and invigorating to see a new potential path, no matter how long it will take to realise.