Someone at work asked me when my anniversary of working for the County would be. August 5th, 2010 will be my first full year at the County of Bruce. I haven’t held many jobs for a year, as I usually get bored or some crazy circumstance leaves me changing jobs before a year is up.
Working for the County, I’ve learned a fair bit, and got my PHP skills moving back upwards. I’ve realized that I am still really good at coming up with potential solutions for difficult programming and user interface challenges. I’ve also realized how much I miss marketing, and really communicating with people.
The startling thing for me is how fast this year went by. I moved to Walkerton, Ontario where I lived alone, bought my first car, changed career paths, decided to split from my wife, dealt with crippling depression, and money issues and while I am still having a pretty rough time in life, I’ve made it through all of this still able to joke around.
I always thought that if I had to go through lots of hardship, I’d quickly become jaded, but the cynic in me keeps me relatively safe, and my poor memory balances out the rest. It is amazing the hardships people can take on when they don’t really give themselves a choice.