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Discussion on: How the hell did I even get here?

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Remco Wessels

I just live my professional life kinda like my personal life. Where ever the wind brings me. I can't remember to have a plan more then just "well, that's looks nice let's heads that way." So I ended up spending a significant amount of time with my son, best time of my life with a lot of memorable moments and, consequently, a returning lack of money. A good life has it's price ;)

Overall my life brought me a lot of fun and knowledge, much more then only coding knowledge. With the downside that I will never be a cutting edge coder. But then again with the, for me very important, upside of just doing what's comes to mind.

My advice: If you want something that looks like a career don't follow my path.

And tnx for let me think (a little) about my coding life.

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Arden de Raaij Author

Remco, buddy! Thanks for your reply and apologies for answering you so late.

I think that's a healthy attitude. Like I said before, I get anxious just thinking about all these productivity books! In the end, the fun you have with the people you love is the most important.

But in the meantime it's nice to dive into some rabbit-holes at times, who knows how you get out! (If you even get out)

Seeing I don't have children and my biggest responsibility is to put pants on, on some days. (oh yeah also, pay rent) it's nice to focus on something else I'm really interested in. I'm not sure I'll ever be a cutting edge coder, but as all of us here, we can build something out of 'nothing' and that's something valuable in its own. I'm hoping to add to that a bit. How? I don't know yet.

Anyway, I'm enjoying this privileged position, and I hope I can write my follow up soon