September 23, 2011
Career path

Just left a conversation where I compared my career to a cicada who’s a year or 2 off on the 17 year cycle of the rest of the cicada clan.

They climb slowly out of the earth, bursting forth from their shell, and begin to perform a passionate mating song… only to be confronted with silence.

As the realization that there are no others slowly dawns, the passionate song becomes a lament of the fact the they will not, in fact, be getting laid. Shortly after that, attracted by all the ruckus, a robin swoops in, snatches up the cicada, and feeds it to her young.

Yep. That’s about it.

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