As I age another year, the one regret I have is that I always ceded control of my professional future to other people, and as a result, I never prioritize my needs and desires. I always focused on interviewing correctly, telling people what they wanted to hear, and doing what was necessary to keep my job. It worked for me as I have a nice retirement nest egg and have what many people see as a successful career. However, this year I realized that I am not happy with my career, and I need to regain control and restore balance. I don’t have a plan yet, but I am exploring options that fulfill my desires. I am pursuing a second master’s; this one is Data Analysis which I am enjoying. Maybe an academic path might be a fun way to wrap up a career.