In addition to getting Java Certified today I also had the weird experience of turning down a job offer. This is something I have never done before and more unusually still it was a bloody good job offer too.
As a first born child I tend to cling to convention, conservatism and safe choices. Despite this my supposedly safe career choices often turn out to be much more fraught with risk than I had realised. So I decided to do something risky for once, turn down the safe job that I could easily have done and try for something more risky, something that I might fail at. There are other reasons of course and most of them shouldn’t really go on a public blog. Still the main point is that it was a thoroughly good offer but it wasn’t really right for me. I think that passing the exam today definitely helped me think that I can afford to take a risk and enjoy what comes out of it.