So what's with this "Not Supposed To" thing?
For the lack of better description, I call it my lifestyle choice. A while ago, I read an excellent ebook by Nate Green called The Hero Handbook. One part that I felt a deep connection with had to do with accepting what other people think someone is supposed to do. While not all "Supposed Tos" are bad, blindly succumbing to many is really just an easy way out:
This is not to say that I'm some sort of a rebel or an exemplary nonconformist - far from it. #workinprogress
But I do tend to do things that raise people's eyebrows.
Spending years on my undergraduate and Masters degrees in Computer Science/Software Engineering and then deciding I will never write code again? Check.
Quitting a well-paying job I really enjoyed at a great company so I could go on a six months round-the-world trip? Check and check. Putting in my notice on a day stock market experienced the third biggest drop in history? You betcha!
Moving from the sunny San Diego to middle of Kansas for a six months for a job? Yup.
You get the idea.