Holy Moly, I am retired!

Musings

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