There are many stories of developers retiring and going into the forest, dropping all technology behind them and just being with nature.

I don’t think this is true for just developers but for any job where there is a great deal of complexity that lives within our minds where the simple task of “dumping” everything out is cathartic and our minds are left to wander.

Oddly enough, part way through emptying my wandering mind I find myself thinking of different apps I could build, solutions to problems I’ve had, ideas on where to go next that they come back so hard they push out the simplicity of what I’m trying to get away from.

Developers never retire, they just figure out how to balance the complexity with the need to wander.

Want more? Check out my book Code Your Way Up – available as an eBook or Paperback on Amazon (CAN and US).  I’m also the co-host of the Remotely Prepared podcast.


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