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I work as the web coordinator for a univeristy, so essentially I'm just a web/code junkie that sits in front of a computer (AKA::average nerd). I've had lots of other jobs, including sales, accounting, radio dj, many stints in a variety of management, publishing, even carpentry, reconstruction of historic homes, and welding. I'm not knocking other jobs in general, or what people do, but I love what I do now! I'd rather sit and code and research on a computer, than any other job.
I just finished a project at my house. I put up a fence in my backyard. I am so sore from that one day of physical labor, that it made me thankful that I don't do that all of the time. While I was using the post hole digger (for four hours) I had a chance to reflect on my current projects. It was amazing. I had such a clarity of thought on some problems that I need to overcome. I eventially ran back to my house and got a notepad, so I could jot notes as things came to me.
Even though most of us are in IT or IS, and we don't do the physical activitiy as say a construction worker, I do think that we get just as exhausted after a good day of work. It's not necessarily the physical exhaustion, rather the mental exhaustion of trying to think of every possiblity during flowcharting, planning, debugging, or whatever. I also believe that I feel the same sence of accomplishment when I finish a wonderful piece of code, as I do when I finished a construction project. I think that I found my calling as a computer person. I enjoy doing other things, but only a true coder would think about code while doing about anything.

My Medition Today: When do we know that we find our calling? Does it scream at us, or is it silently there all the while?

I know for me it was silent. With every job that I mentioned above, I became involved with compters and systems at work. It wasn't something I tried to get involved with, but I just became more and more involved. One day a friend asked why I didn't just go into the compter field. I guess I never thought about it until Rog mentioned it to me. I just assumed that you needed to have more experience in computers (BTW: I have a degree in history... thus my long list of jobs above. ;) ) What I realized after my first year in the computer field, is that you don't need the experience, but rather the determination, and resolution to always keep learning and not to give up as you face problems.

- Mission
"Heck I don't know how to do it either, but do you think that's going to stop me?!!"

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