Thoughts on Changing Careers at 34 — for the second time

Last week, in a job interview, the HR guy on the other end of our video call asked me: “You’ve done all this interesting stuff, and now you want to be a software developer? Are you crazy!?”

I’m not sure if the idea was to catch me off guard or not, but it did. I was prepared for the question of why I wanted to shift to a career in software development, after already…