My job isn’t as stressful as some folks but there is a good deal of pressure involved with writing computer software. That’s what I do for a living and I mostly like it. Writing software is like working a gigantic logic problem like you get in those puzzle books on the magazine rack…except it is all day long, every day. It takes a good bit of concentration and the ability to block out everything else. Of course, deadlines are always too near and bugs happen in software. Just think of how often you get to install windows updates! Behind the scenes somewhere, there was a programmer retracing logic and trying to find the hole in (probably) someone else’s thought processes when they were coding it…and they were under a deadline…and they were fueled by Mountain Dew!
Don’t get me wrong, most days I really enjoy that but it is hard work. I have to tell you though, I really enjoy my therapy:
Driving out my country road is so beautiful and although there are plenty of bumps on that old dirt road, it still seems to smooth things out for me. I know I am fortunate to be able to get away and for that, I am truly thankful!
11 thoughts on “Country Roads”
I understand. Tionesta Dam and walks with my dad did that for me when I was working. We all need a place to go within ourselves to calm down either before or after a hard day at work.
Back in the day, I taught myself Basic and became quite the local programmer in my neck of the woods. But by college Basic was about dead and the new language I learned, Fortran 77 was about dead. I fell off the wagon at that point. Now I am just a consumer software buyer like everyone else.
As a country boy working in the big city, I couldn’t wait to get home from work. And the longer I worked there the more I needed to return to the boonies to escape. The city folk couldn’t understand why I would make a hundred mile a day round trip when I could move closer or in the city and I couldn’t understand how they could spend all of their life shoulder to shoulder with their neighbors. They had no idea how relaxing a walk or drive in the woods really is. You need to move out to your deer stand and get some animals to raise to really chill out. Best therapy in the world to reduce stress.
Ahh, yeah, I hear ya. Extremely intense work, programming is. Best enjoyed in moderation.
And now I’ll have John Denver in my head for the rest of the night… thanks a bunch!
(You’re roads are beautiful)
Please ignore the way I spelled YOUR
Ha! I hate when I goof something and then can’t fix it. You’re welcome for the John Denver too!
When we finally hit our bumpy dirt road for Home…some stress breaks away with each bump!
Living in the country is the best therapy for a long day at work. Even though I haven’t worked since we moved here! lol In the past 16 years of living here my husband has never complained about the drive to work or back. I’m sure you will be the same way when you move out to your new farm. I would do it for a week before moving though!
Some folk at my work believe I’m insane for making the commute I make (154 miles roundtrip). I can’t imagine not coming home to our piece of heaven on earth. I’ve been making this drive now for ten years and the only regret I have was the first car I wore out did not have cruise control.
Thanks for the pretty pics, Smooth Warren!
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