My road in life has taken me all over.
Family business helped me build an understanding of supply and demand, inventory and sales.
Multiple jobs helped me find financial independence and personal responsibility.
Changing careers allowed me to try different fields of interest and expand my horizons.
When I had a health issue and had to shift my plans completely, I learned to evaluate my situation to find the best next steps.
Re-education can provide a great opportunity to stretch and learn new things.
Finally in my ideal career, I worked steadily on my abilities and began focusing on investing for my future and retirement.


High School
Information Technology, Computer Sciences
Santa Rosa Junior College


Retired: Information Technology Specialist

I maintain computers, networks, security and software on a large complex network.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Problem Solving

Day to Day

My typical day started by checking servers and network connections, checking incident logging software (Help-desk tickets), and emails. If there were any emergency issues, I would address them immediately. Then I walked through the various service centers to check in and provide support as needed. After that I would handle routine service requests, maintenance, and upgrades. At different points during the day, I would research future deployment, upgrades, and software evaluation.

Advice for Getting Started

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Get involved with people, groups, or businesses that are in your desired field or industry.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

Information Technology, Computer Sciences


The Noise I Shed

From Parents:

"Technology is going to be a passing thing. You should focus on the family business or a career more grounded in the past. Your aptitude isn't compatible with your desired goals."

Challenges I Overcame

Learning Issues