Sunday, April 24, 2011

Stuck on a Roundabout

It's been just over two weeks since my most recent post, and a lot has happened.  Yet I still feel like I've been stuck on a roundabout the entire time, driving in circles.  It had an odd chain of logic to it:

A)  Gotta figure out what I want to do with my life
B)  I want a family, but I want to get to the right location for me
C)  To figure out the right location, I have to know what I want to do
D)  But what if my right location isn't right for what I want to?
E)  And what if what I want to do isn't right for my right location?
F)  When will the insanity stop!?!?

Simply put, my thoughts had no beginning or end, making it difficult to figure out what was going on in my life.  I had reasoned that since my background and current employment are in technology, I should stick around in technology.  Then Wikipedia gave me a nice list of technology centers here in the US.  The kick to the gut is that the first listing is Automation Alley, here in Southeast Michigan. 

With my goals of finding a community and starting a family, moving might be good, but it eats up more time form my life.  Finding a place and moving can eat up enough money to push everything back for a year or more.  I'm tired of waiting and I don't need any more excuses.  I'm staying in Michigan.

With that decided, and my focus in technology, it's time I started moving forward.  With that, I'm working toward earning a Java developer certification, eating healthier, exercising, and thinking about future housing.  My professional life is a bit up in the air, but I'm looking at what would make sense with me living around here.  As the Big Three in the automotive industry advertise jobs for Java, I'm relearning Java.  I'm not yet certain how I'll specialize within Java, but I think I'll lean more toward the design and architecture with J2EE.  But that's at least a few years away. 

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