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Adam Crockett
Adam Crockett

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Between Silicon and Soil 🌻

Sometimes interests hit me in a big way, but programming was different, I wanted to be the best, catchem all so to speak, I trained hard and learned a lot of frontend knowledge by heart, nobody told me I didn't actually have to do that, so I remembered as much as I could.

It's been a long time since then, I now find myself asking a big question I never expected, is there more to life than programming?

Thanks to my career (and the pandemic) we have πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘¦ been able to move from a rented apartment/flat in a not so nice area to a beautiful Victorian house in the sticks.

We got fast internet and the rest is history, I then saw the garden, now as a lazy kind of guy I never really cared about the gardens, it always got a bit overgrown but I had agreed to moving here on the condition I would mow the lawn once in a while, thanks to fast internet and Google lens I become an expert at identify plants, my girlfriend (might as well be wife) well she started planting, I started planting too, we tore up the weed proof membrane and got to work, it's 6 months later and we have learned the terms of the trade, how to care for our chosen plants and a bit of garden design, now I'm wondering if somehow I could just start a flower farm and say goodbye to programming one day? I guess that's a retirement plan but it would have been nice to do this on this side of 50.

Anyone love gardening, what do you care about, what is your favourite plant?

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Scott Simontis

I would definitely be a paramedic if they got paid worth anything in the United States, but I am looking forward to buying some shitbox project cars as an adventure!

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Adam Crockett Author

That's an awesome idea, saving people, very rewarding as well, maybe you could / have training and a part time job?
The car I can understand, i have had a project classic rove mini, MK2 golf etc, cars are so expensive though, money pits

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Scott Simontis

I actually dropped out of university to become an Emergency Medical Technician. I didn't understand how to cope with a lot of the mental challenges, but I feel like I would find it a lot more fulfilling now. Unfortunately, I made some poor life decisions in my mid-20s and was incarcerated, so I am not sure if I would be allowed to volunteer anymore.

I had a Subaru WRX for a while and it was the coolest money pit I have ever purchased haha. Next one will probably be a Miata or S2000.

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Adam Crockett Author

You should see my Skoda VRS mrk3 in black, absolute sleeper with a 2.0 TDI Audi block.

Not quite a WRX or s2000 though, fantastic choices!

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privatecloudev

i actually do communiy web development which different ball game becasue you cant make eveey decision

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Adam Crockett Author

I also did something like this this many years ago for a local city council, I did make some money from it too - I hope your enjoying you community web development and you grow from it

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privatecloudev

Cool