Today I was fired. Bummer.

It was a cool company to work for and I now have a much deeper understanding of how buildings and the systems within them are put together. I have increased my skill in software titles such as Revit, AutoCAD Architecture, Cyclone and Navisworks. I’m leaving with a handy and transferrable toolset.

Far more importantly though, I’m leaving with a clear understanding of where I need to position myself within companies in the future. I’m a generalist when it comes to my professional skills. I have consciously decided not to become an expert in any one area or on any one topic. I like to know a little about a lot. It keeps me from getting bored and I feel that given the right company or business venture, it will only enhance my most marketable skills: human interaction and management.

I realized, while working quietly in my cubicle, that I miss frequent and direct interaction with customers, vendors and management. I miss being influential to a company’s bottom line. I miss doing the things that bring me enjoyment.

I enjoy writing. I enjoy talking (too much sometimes). I enjoy teaching, helping and convincing. I especially enjoy being part of the problem-solving process. I can build and fix websites, computers, skyscrapers (virtual ones anyway). I can sell, support and manage people and products. I experience an actual thrill when people ask for my help or advice, even if it’s just a relative with broken wifi.

I crave to learn.

Today, I decided what my career is going to be when I grow up.