I've been the Information Technology field since 1994. Most of those years were spent more focused on living by Hunter S. Thompson's quote
about not arriving in the end with a well preserved body.
My ambition didn't kick in until my wife was pregnant with our oldest. Since then I've doubled down on the career and focused.
I cook often, it's not about eating in the end but the entire process of getting there. My wife calls me a "foodie" but that is pretty far off the mark.
Since 2005 I've been working for a company based out of Ireland in their ICT department. I've been in a seriously happy place in the time and have focused on ICT over the more generalized IT track.
As of December 2011 IBM purchased Curam Software so, for now, that makes me part of Big Blue. I'm looking forward to the change and the challenges ahead.