I’m packing up the last of my stuff at Raytheon. Gonna go home early today; there’s not much point me hanging around all day.
It’s been a good run. Almost nine years. I started as an 18 year old contractor with a few programming classes under my belt. Now I’m a “senior engineer”. I’ve worked with some very sharp, very nice people. I’ve learned a tremendous amount.
This represents a new chapter in my career. Until now I the jobs I had were jobs that more or less came my way. This is the first time I have taken conscious and directed action to move my career in a specific direction. It took a lot of preparation and energy and courage to take that step. But I took it, and now it will be easier to take more steps like it. Piece by piece, I am aligning my life with my overall goals and values, rather than allowing it to be dictated by circumstances.
On a more mundane note, our DSL is still kaput at home. So I won’t be online much until I get set up at the new job. Call if you need to get in touch.