This anecdote resonated with me. From a USAF Colonel, the core of this story and thinking is a timeless question: to be or to do?
Having been in the IT industry for 29 years – and have always wanted to write software. Cut code. Create things. Do real things.
For the last 20 years, my job has largely relied on being someone rather than doing. Now is the time to get into the doing. Creation. Making things.
Long story short: after leaving Microsoft, taking 6 months off – the world of software development beckons.