Holy Moly, I am retired!
New Year’s Day, 2020. Every new year, I reflect on where I am and where I am going. Recently, I’ve been dealing with the realization that I have entered the next phase of life. I had thought after my COBRA ran out, I would go back to work. But I find that I really enjoy working on my own projects, and taking time off to read or do yard work whenever I please. I still work as a contractor a couple of days a week, but within the last month I’ve come to realize that even if I were laid off, I would not seek another job.
It’s a strange transition. So much of my identity has been wrapped up in success and being a great developer. But does it make sense to work on projects that you don’t love to make money, when you don’t need the money? My priorities are shifting, and I feel like I am surfing on the waves of change.
With that in mind, my goals have not changed much.
- Update my published apps
- Publish a steam VR app
- Organize music and photos online
- Create a wiki chatbot
- Increase bone density and muscle mass
- Research better insurance and investments regularly