First I wanted to become an archeologist. As a little child I used to dig holes in our garden, and find broken pottery, unusual stones, sometimes a piece of metal. It sparked my imagination.
Then I wanted to become a playwright or poet. I even wrote some rhymes and a short comic play, but they weren’t met with much enthusiasm, so I soon forgot about it.
In my teens I was very proficient in science classes. Actually only physics, not chemistry. I set out to become a physicist.
But in the end, reason prevailed when I realized I wouldn’t have a bright career because of my country being poor and not a good environment for scientific research.
So I became a software engineer. I don’t regret it today, but much of my job years were stressful, I should’ve worked as a freelancer or independent game producer.
Tim, my real first name is Andrei. Feel free to call me by my first name from now on