Dream Job? We all have them and we think of them often. But for some reason we do not speak of them much. Could be that we would like so much that it is just not possible or it might be that if we look at the really great dream job we would dearly love to have it would make us feel miserable about the current job and how far it might be from where we would want to be.
But I have my dream job. It is not perfect and it is not as highly paid as some get for far less experience, but it is steady, challenging, pays enough, and it forces me to keep learning. I also have contact with the new developers and admins as to not get rusty. And work with new technology as to not become a fossil.
As I have said before, most of those I started this IT journey with have either gone to that big computer lab in the sky, or have retired. They did not stay in the field long enough to see technology advance to this point where many of the technical challenges we once thought magical, mystical, or simply impossible have been overcome and the impossible has become the norm. And now since we have institutionalize the dreams and hopes of the past into the everyday, we can now start to visualize an even broader and technologically advanced future that we once could not even think of dreaming about. Simply said, we can now dream it, work it, and possess it, be it a job or a process.
Dream big, and success big!
Not all gray hairs are Dinosaurs!