In what may be the fourth or fifth reboot of this blog, we are going to talk about transitions! Every stage of life has them, going from our 20’s to our 30’s, going from being single to being married, no kids to more kids…..you get the idea.
When I first started this blog, it was a foray into eventual public speaking, career changes, book writing and more. Well, funny thing is, none of those things are come to pass. I still hope to eventually write a book. However, I think public speaking on its own is probably not in the cards for me.
However, this does not make me sad or disappointing. As we grow, we must learn and adapt. Realistically, being a public speaker would put a strain on my home life because with that is usually quite a bit of travel. That being said, I have found a new way of progressing.
Being in my current field of IT for almost 20 years now, I have learned a fair amount of things. I have made my share of mistakes and have had both awesome and scary scenarios pop up. All of these experiences have now led me into a leadership role in technology. More and more, I am asked to talk with and mentor younger, less experienced technologists in how best to learn and grow.
This has been a great experience for me as well and I will be starting to formalize these thoughts and perspectives in an official blog called newITthoughts.com. If you have the interest, take a look. I will still be contributing to this blog, but I will do more of a business/leadership focus in that blog.
The point is….we must all transition. Sometimes these are forced upon us, sometimes they are by choice. Either way, it is how we deal with it that makes that be difference. Do we crumble with the change or do we embrace it and make the best of the situation? The answer to that is the key to our future and what lies ahead.