Over 20 years ago I starting working part-time at a local bookstore. That path careened me in and out of many awesome (and a couple of not-so-awesome) retail jobs. I've been fortunate enough to work with some really great people along the way.
Although I have had a very successful career as a General Manager for several different companies, 20 years in the same industry has grown a little stale. I find that I'm no longer challenged and that I've come to far outgrow this field. I need something that will challenge me daily and will force me to constantly learn and develop myself. I've always enjoyed all things related to technology and have decided that I would love to spend the back half of my career working in web development/software engineering.