Me 2016

Armen Kaleshian

Thoughts of a life hacker

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Back in the saddle
Me 2013
I had a really good day today.

Back in the field, working with customers to solve their difficult problems is where I belong. As much as I enjoyed the comfort of working in a cube for the past four years within support, I'm glad I decided to join the services organization. I'll admit that at first, especially with Julien just being born, I was a little nervous about pursuing a new role, but I figured that a time for change was due.

As I write this entry, I can hear him making all of his interesting noises while sleeping. To this day, I'm still surprised that he can sleep through his own symphony! In the middle of the night, I find myself waking up in between REMs and chuckling as he delivers one of his many masterpieces. I won't be surprised if he has a soft spot for orchestra music when he grows up.

Looking back now, I never really could put my finger on what I wanted to be when I grew up. Sure, I had fantasies of all sorts of professions, and roles, but nothing really stood out. The only two cornerstones that I could always count on though were that I was 'good' with people, and that I enjoyed solving problems. After 10 years of searching, I think I may have found a fit. I know that there will be aspects of this job that I won't be thrilled with, but overall, it caters to my strengths, while giving me the opportunity to pick up a new set of skills (read: project management).

As a kid, I don't think 'consultant' is in the fantasy profession category, but I'm excited to finally call myself one.


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