People have told me I’m lucky: I’m working in a field I feel passionate about. I’ve known since I was twelve, when I took my first programming class, that I wanted to work with computers. And I’ve enjoyed (almost) all of my twenty-eight years (so far) in computers. But I don’t think it was luck. My mother taught me at an early age to follow my passion. And I did. I hope to teach the same to my children.