I don’t think I ever really knew what I wanted my life to look like, or indeed had any thought about career when I was younger. Going to university was just expected, with no idea of what I wanted out of it. My first job was – well it was there and books were involved.
Jumping into Library Systems support mostly came about because it involved less contact with the public and some interesting technology learning opportunities. Everything from there just sort of drifted, and in large part I think that it came from never really expecting to still be around at some vague point in the future.
I never really expected to reach 18, then 21, then 30. I certainly didn’t expect to see 40, and now here I am powering on through. I still don’t have a plan, and I’m still largely making it up as I go along.
So far, so good.