IT Pilgrimage

A Journey From IT to Freedom

What Is The ITPilgrimage?

What is the IT Pilgrimage? Let’s begin at the begining. From Wikipedia:

A pilgrim is one who undertakes a pilgrimage, literally ‘far afield’. This is traditionally a visit to a place of some religious or historic significance; often a considerable distance is traveled.

A cultural pilgrimage, while also about personal journey, involves a secular response. Destinations for such pilgrims can include historic sites of national or cultural importance, and can be defined as places “of cultural significance: an artist’s home, the location of a pivotal event or an iconic destination.”

OK, so now that we have a definition, what does it mean, here and now. In short, I have started this site to try to chronicle a journey. I expect this journey to be long, and full of bumps and potholes in the road. While at this time, this is a lone journey, I do hope at some point to find some other Pilgrims on the way.

Where are we going, you might ask. Well… in short, anywhere but here. As an IT 9-5er for a major corporation, that shall rename nameless, I woke one day and realized that I did not want to be here anymore. As I looked around, I realized that very few of us actually do. It seems that most of us just sort of fall into IT and just never seem to get around to leaving.

I have always been told that if you want your next 5 years to look exactly like your last 5 years, just do nothing different. Its that simple. So in order for my next 5 or 10 years to not be like the last, in order to be able to wake up in the morning and have a reason to get up, so the journey begins.


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