Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Job Hunting Again

It's been almost 2 years since I started this blog. 2 Years since I left my software job in Seattle and said, "never again!" Then I started building websites for clients and I said, "ok, again, but this is really kind of different so it doesn't count."

Now, 2 years later, I'm here to tell you, unequivocally, "Again!"

2 Things have changed since December of 2006. (1) I am running out of money and (2) I actually don't hate software development like I thought I did. (Good job Aunt Kathie - you called that one at the very beginning.)

The truth is, I have had a ton of fun building websites and various web applications over the last couple of years. In fact, it was only about 2 months after quitting that job in Seattle that I started getting the itch to build foodscout.org.

I was definitely unsatisfied with my life at that point. I felt like every day was a total waste of time and energy. I kept thinking "there has to be more to life than this." Turns out that it was unfair to blame those feelings on my job. The job added to it, sure, but once again, I found that I had to look inward to really solve the problem. Working with interesting people, doing interesting things doesn't actually sound too bad to me at all, now that life in general is so much dang fun.

Now, I know what you're thinking. "Diana, that sounds like a bullshit justification for falling back into that thing you swore you were done with." And you may be quite right about that. If so, I refer you to reason number (1) above: I am running out of money. Anyone looking for a good Java developer who isn't burned out on high tech?