tl;dr - Personally, because I enjoy it & professionally, because I got a new job.
2018 began as a rough year regarding my career. I was feeling burned out and I knew I needed to get a new job.
So I started applying and in November of 2018, I accepted a remote job working on an entirely different system and using entirely different technology. Frankly it's been a godsend!
It's given me the structure I desired and, most importantly, the mental space to work on personal projects in my free time and rediscover why I'm in Tech to begin with because I enjoy creating things with code.
- Quitting a bad job?
- Starting to interact with, instead of just lurking in, a community
Grow. In numbers, in character, and in diversity.