So, I’m a Skydiver Now

As some of you may know, I’ve been learning how to skydive. And this past Saturday (June 7th, 2013) I finally got my “A-license”, which is the first level of skydiving. The very next day, I did a “big way” camp, which is where you learn how to do large formation skydives. It was a lot of very valuable experience, and a great opportunity for a n00b like me.

Big Way Camp Jump for the Rose from Tony Bourke on Vimeo.

I love computing, networking, and teaching technologies. I love learning new technologies. I do it at work, and I play with it at home.

And while I do enjoy it, I have other things that I do that are non-computing. I think it’s important to have something else in your life besides your work, even if (and possibly especially if) you’re passionate about your work. It will help you with your work, and help you keep sane. It will help burn-out. The people I know of who are at the top of their game in the industry have very developed non-work lives.

It’s easy in IT to get dragged further and further in. More meetings, more projects, more deadlines. Boundary setting is a challenge, but I think it’s important to develop that skill of keeping the boundaries where you’re comfortable with them.

A.B.L.

Always Be Learning.

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One Response to So, I’m a Skydiver Now

  1. ABL “Always be learning” … i love this phrase Tony. Nicked!!

    Congrats on the SkyDiving Certificate.. one of my regrets is when my car broke down on my way to do a parachute jump ; maybe one day!

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