I like to brag about myself and tell people that I am an IT professional specializing in telecom, my area of expertise being mobile telecommunications. If you do not believe me then have a look at my curriculum vitae and judge for yourself. That is, if you can read inbetween the lines and discover my true knowledge and experience in this area.
The problem nowadays is that the world of telecom has been stagnating the last year or so, and it has become impossible for me to land an interesting assignment. I was hired at IQUIP in order to gear the company activities more in the direction of mobile telecom, e.g. mobile Internet and that kind of stuff. Too bad that the moment I walked in the front door of the office, things were going unbelievably bad.
So what is a so-called professional like myself doing in a place like this and what am I planning to do? I am an "expert" in something that is paper-thin at the moment. Paper thin in the sense that what used to be thick and wonderful and everywhere has now become a cellophane unreality. An unreality through which I am going to have to break in order to take the next logical steps in my (successful) career. And of course I am also feeling increasingly uneasy about my future. I have a family to think about, and their future is just as important if not more important than mine. Where will I be in a year from now?
During my life I have overcome similar obstacles and things have in the end always "appeared" to have turned out just fine. At least that is how I adapted to the new situations, trying to be flexible and open and willing to surrender. I am positive and I seek challenges. I visualize success the best I can in order to increase the chances of it actually turning out that way. I try not to forget that each of us creates to a large extent the world around us.
So what next? Today is the very last day of the month of February in the year of 2002. We are one-sixth of the way through the year, and there is still so much more to come. Telecom blues will come and they will go. Drift with the stream of things, surrender to the current, and let it all go. That's what I say.
If you are interested in exploring more about telecom and the areas I happen to pursue myself, then I can recommend the following sites: wireless newsfactor and wireless developer network. Check them out and find out all the wonderful things that are and will be happening.