It’s been far too long since I last posted and that is something I wish to change drastically over the coming months. I’m a full time business support consultant for a small firm in the Midlands, UK. My job role entails a wide range of information technology (I.T) roles, from architect of new networks all the way through to physically deploying new infrastructure.
I had never intended to be in the I.T industry, I originally trained as a structural engineer but seemed to slip into a support role for a company I was working for at the time, this snowballed into a full time career of nearly a decade.
I would be a liar if I said I didn’t enjoy my job, I get exposed to vast amounts of technology which as you should know is one of my passions. I also get to meet and work with some incredible people, as a self confessed socialite this is a great position to be in. What I don’t enjoy about the job is the stress involved when dealing with multi-million pound companies, there is a level of pressure which I have put up with over the last five years that has become increasingly tiresome. The invasion of work on my personal life has been deep set too and although not always necessarily in the number of hours worked, is often more about my mentally exhausted state at the end of a day.
One of my other passions is writing and the sole reason I started GuyOnTechnology, a method for me to make my ideas and opinions available to an audience. It was never intended as a revenue generating opportunity, more an outlet for my enthusiasm for technology. I like to think I have come a long way with writing, when I look back at the early days of this site, its apparent I started as a complete novice but have evolved over time into a more experienced writer. This experience has become apparent to a number of parties, who have asked me to write for a fee web and printed content.
So where am I heading with this post?
Recent events in my life have made me realise that I’m at a point where I can no longer do both to the capacity I would prefer and so its time to make a decision on which career path I continue down. The stability that my career in I.T has provided has been invaluable but also acts as a method of keeping me in the industry, where as my relatively short writing career has vast opportunities in the near and distant future. My initial thoughts are to slowly decrease my I.T role as I gradually increase the articles I do and forge a solid career in writing.
Have you been in a similar situation? I’d love to hear your thoughts.
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