After 15 years in IT I'm feeling a bit burned out. I'm finding it harder to keep up with all the new software and technology that's released all the time and just lost enthusiasm to constantly pursue new certifications so I can work on it all. I currently work around the corner from my local motorcycle shop and ended up having a chat with the manager one lunch time while having a look around. Got to talking about the bikes I've fixed up over the years and motorcycles in general and ended up being offered an adult apprenticeship at the dealership. This was a bit unexpected and I ended up turning down the offer at first but they came back and said they thought I'd be a really good fit on the team and would I reconsider. After a few sleepless nights and a lot of pros and cons I've decided to give it a go. Truthfully this is one of the scariest decisions I have made in my life. While I'm not really enjoying IT anymore I'm good at what I do and earning a decent salary and there's a lot worse things I could be doing. To throw away 15 years of experience in the industry was a hard decision. About three years ago I lost my dad really suddenly and unexpectedly to cancer. He was only 58 and just starting to semi-retire and enjoy life. After seeing how hard he worked just to have everything taken away in a couple of weeks I made a promise to myself that I would try to pursue more things in life that made me happy and take a few more risks as you never know when you'll lose it all. I'm not that old (34) but I guess I just wanted to say that it's never too late to pursue a passion. Take a risk, enjoy life.