This was a big one for me. I was 34 before I was really happy in my job. In my last job, someone asked "How did you get a job at age 65?" I told them the job looked like fun and the first 12 people failed the programming test.

However, just out of college I wanted to apply my math degree. My first project, writing an app to solve 40 equations with 90 unknowns, was frustrating because it took 2 months longer than I expected (management budgeted 8 months longer).

Although every project for the next 7 years was successful, none met my expectations out of college. I took 3 years off doing something unrelated that did not need a degree.

Finally, I reviewed my work history, identified what I enjoyed the most, and went back into the work force doing that until age 70.

William “Bill” Myers, Analyzes all, Programmer, retired. If you learn anything new, find enjoyment, have a new thought, then I’m successful. Photo: 1st article

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