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Nov. 16th, 2013

I read a really good article (actually, a book chapter) that has inspired me to spend more time on what's important to me.

It said, "What you invest time in, you will succeed in or improve at. What you don't, you won't." It seems obvious, yet it needed saying (to me).

So I will be focusing more time on health and delegating more chores to contractors. More time on socializing. Also, more writing, of tech blog posts and articles and also of fiction. Because there's no way I can persuade myself that being a corporate programmer is my life's work.

(It beats the heck out of scrubbing floors, but if I had a choice, I'd be programming different things than I am.)

I might even - and this would take a lot of courage and some planning - negotiate to work fewer hours. It can't happen for another six months (when my contract runs out) and would probably require a serious cut in salary. But I'd still be able to live comfortably, just not save as much.

Something to plan, think about, endeavor to persuade myself is a safe idea. I'd have to talk to my financial planner about it.

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wickedgillie
Nov. 16th, 2013 05:22 pm (UTC)
These are good things, yes.

Out of curiosity, what would you program if you had your choice?
np_complete
Nov. 16th, 2013 09:09 pm (UTC)
Well, I have a large backlog of useful things I'd like to program. And fun things I'd like to program. Once they were done, I think I'd want to either create tools for programmers, or do programming for some good cause.
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