I have been developing Web sites and applications professionally for six years. And when people ask me what I do, I typically say “I make pretty Web pages.”
A bit of introspect since the current state of things allows me plenty of time to look into myself and gain insights into how I can get closer to the person I want to be.
Like many others, I’m sure, I do not live near where I work. Work is actually about 55 miles away from home. Some of it is lack of available jobs in my field near where I live, some of it is lack of options for mass transportation from where I live to where I work, some of it is lack of affordable housing near where I work. Most of it is I love where I live and I love where I work, and don’t see a need to change either.