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Notes to my 10 year-old self

By May 11, 2021April 20th, 2022No Comments2 min read

I know that this a departure from the usual Musings about Software Development posts on Cost Estimation or Functional Size Measurement or even leadership, but I’m going to go out on a limb and hope that at least a few readers might enjoy it.  I was going through my personal blog archives today and STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) were always in my future, even at age 10. Between then and now, I’ve travelled the world and spoken in over 30 countries pre-COVID.  I’ve worked with some amazing people who are doing incredible things with software development worldwide, and many do so to make the world a better place.  Some of them are even volunteers for organizations or writing ISO standards.  This post is simply a personal look back at some of the things I wish I knew when I was frantically raising my two kids, working feverishly to provide a happy home, and financial stability, and thinking that I could have it all (believe me, I’m learning the price of giving things your all, as I still ended up losing in an imbalanced divorce.) Let me know if any of this blog post resonates with you.  Be well.