Tonite I came across this really nice post from Kelly (@kellabyte) on how passion drives her to continually learn and explore. She also talks about how a simple idea ends up igniting the fires and quickly spawns into putting in a lot of late nights Kelly also talks about the challenge of finding an environment that lets you fulfill those desires as part of your day job rather than just in the off hours. I really appreciate Kelly’s honesty and passion, it shines through in her article.
As a side note, I can totally resonate with what Kelly’s saying. I was there for over 10 years. At each place I was trying to find my “groove”, but none of the places felt quite right. Flash forward and I can say that persistence, resilience and relentlessness finally did pay off (fortunately). Certainly there were many tradeoffs in getting where I wanted to be. And although your employer might not like this, for me it meant jumping around until I found the thing that made me happy.
It can happen….I am living proof!
Check out Kelly’s post. How does it resonate with you?