A Letter to the Dreamer - Be Brave Enough
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When is the last time you remember having a dream of some sort of achievement? Maybe it was what you wanted to be when you grew up as of Kindergarten graduation, or perhaps it was something else. Are the young the only ones who dream? Are they the only ones who would pursue a dream? With age comes responsibility. Marriage, children, a mortgage, and a job that supports the family are all part of it. And as responsibility comes, we tend do give up on our dreams. We give up our own dreams for those of our children. The dream becomes, as Langston Hughes put it, deferred.
I’d like to share the story of one of my dreams. And in a way, it’s a dream that, rather than me chasing it for many years, found me.
Ten years ago I walked out of my classroom for the last time. After 3.5 years teaching high school math, it was time for a new adventure. I told the principal I was giving up something I loved for something I loved even more, which was the dream of someday being a dad.
I went from math teacher to support analyst. Six months later I took a role that was part analyst and part IT. Over the course of nine years with the company, the role took me into full blown IT systems administration. I made a move one year ago to a different company to help rebuild the server infrastructure. While I enjoyed the work I was doing, something unexpected happened.
You can read the rest here - http://blog.thenetworknerd.com/2017/12/04/a-letter-to-the-dreamer-be-brave-enough.
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Congratulations @NetworkNerd !
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Very motivating, congrats!
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Congratulations. Very exciting.
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