This past Monday was Presidents Day and the kids had the day off from school. As it turns out I also had the day off so we decided to go to Universal Studios and ride some rides. One of the joys of living in the Orlando area is the abundant amount of Amusement parks and as we went about our day I really started to see how a day at the park is just like my life in IT in a lot of ways. One of my favorite movie lines is, “Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you are going to get” from the movie Forrest Gump. So for me and my observation of the day I declare that “Life in IT is like a day at the amusement park”. It is a life where you hurry up and wait.
That may be a bold statement for some but let me explain my thinking. You have spent a great deal of time planning your trip and or vacation to the amusement parks. Once you have finally gotten to your favorite amusement park you know you have a plan on what to do once you walk through the gate. You pick a ride and you head in that direction and get into line with the family and life is good. Now, while you are standing in line you really start to contemplate how these other people that got an express pass, are able to slip through the other line and why in the world you don’t have one.