A farewell to my past life- towards something new


15 years in the same IT company, that officially makes you a dinosaur. :smile:

Good luck with your new job!


Loads of best wishes on your new venture :slight_smile: Keep us informed of your progress


Remember @komemiute,

On doing what you are afraid to do by Ralph Waldo Emerson. "It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, Always do what you are afraid to do."


It’s on.

I’m about to finally completely resign (hand phisically it in) to my actual boss.
I’m scared but firmly convinced this is the way.

Wish me the last bit of luck. :slight_smile:
And thank you all for the messages so far. It helps immensely.

In ten minutes you’ll know the whole unadulterated truth, plus my future plans.

I got this.
Boy, I really do.


Courage is often thought of as the opposite of fear. It isn’t. Courage is being terribly afraid of something and despite the fear and uncertainty doing it anyway. Most people never dare put themselves in a position to experience that. I salute you for it. O7 (or as we used to, S!)


A slide to live by…



@komemiute Best to you, sir. I understand where you are in this space. I’m in education and made a shift from the classroom to student services and an intervention specialist. I made the move during a time of uncertainty (our district was cutting support positions, so there were days I wondered why would I move from a sure thing into a position that could be cut at any time). The change was good because I’m still able to serve kids but in a different capacity and my position has not been cut going into my third year. Moving on faith can be terrifying at times but you gotta do what’s best for you.

Wishing you clear skies and a good tail wind.



I remembered a comic I saw last year, shortly after I quit my IT job (long):


That strip hit very close to home for me. I’m a stay at home dad and feel the pressure to ‘do something with my life’ all the time. But hell with that, I am doing with my life what I find most important and meaningful.


I had written an essay in response to the sentiment above, but thought it best to summarize. It was way too rambling and biographical.

Every successful person that I know works hard, and the happiest of them own their place of employment. Across the board. I feel extremely fortunate to be one of the latter.

The grass is also perpetually greener. I do lament every time that I drop the DCS Hornet into a carrier that my dad didn’t give me a shove towards Naval aviation! Man, that’s fun!


Whether this turns out to be a “right” decision or a wrong turn, you will never regret having the courage to “Get Out There”.
Call me cheesy if you must. Here is the Life Magazine Motto.
"To see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, draw closer, to find each other, and to feel. That is the purpose of life. "
And yes… I love “The secret life of Walter Mitty”
We are all so proud of you.


Some 20 hours later I’m still on the edge of my seat! :wink:
I hope it all went well with your ex-boss.


Maybe he was made an offer he couldn’t refuse.

All the best in your new endeavor.



Eh, I knew I said ten minutes and then the whole day literally flew out of the window.
So, yes, I did it.

I officially resigned from the longest job I ever had- but considering everything I’m glad I had this experience.
It was hard, taxing, exhausting at times- but it also allowed me to build my expertise, meet great people, travel and face different realities; plus I had my challenges and overcame (mostly) all of them.
In more than a way I’ll always be grateful for what I had.

On the other hand I also knew there was no more room for growth, improvement- the daily work was just the same identical constant grind.
I know how it reads here, all jobs have a part of daily identical grind but- in due time- I’m willing to explain the actual problem.
So, this, plus the rising costs of two kids now well into school, demanded for a better alternative.

Luckily I ended up in contact with another father from my kids school that was in dire need of an technician that was light on his feet around high tech Computing and some more specific components (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CAN_bus).
Luckily all of that was exaclty what I was knee deep into.

Oh I was almost forgetting: specific components common in aircrafts and… Racing cars.
I guess you can see where this is going.

More info at a later time.
In the meanwhile I’m really humbled by the shower of support and meaningful messages.
I’m not sure I’ll be able to answer meaningfully to each one- but I read them all and loved them all.

Thank you so very frigging much.
Love you all.


Goosebumps! Really! :hushed:


F111 with 18 inch alloys? sounds awesome


LOL, maybe. It’s stuff that actually runs a bit faster than that.
Also burns fuel better than that.



Turbocharger / turbine blades? Sounds awesome whatever it is!


You will be working on Canadian Buses!!!

I’ve ALWAYS wanted to do that!