I guess we are all different things to different people. I am a husband, son, uncle, boss, employee, teacher, student and trying just as hard as everybody else.
I presume if you are reading this you are likely my wife, my mother or at least a friend or family.
I think I was destined for interactive. My grandfather had a few hundred acres in Ohio where he tended to his crops his animals and provided for his family, raising healthy strong men and driven outspoken women. His last name is mine, Fields, which for what he was doing, made all the sense in the world. My father opted to stay out of farm life, a decision my non-calloused hands and feet thank him for every day and something my non-fit physique could use a little more of. I watched him and my mother ride the wave of modern technology through their careers. Heavily involved in telecommunications and business computing I had my first Apple Newton before my cursive was even legible.
And then the internet came about, just when I got to college. IRC chat rooms in dark college study rooms. Coordinated online times (side note: interesting that we had to get on the phone to coordinate a time to IRC, so we could type to each other, no?) anticipated responses, waiting lists for computer labs – I mean for the love of humanity!!! I was still using the Dewey decimal system to find research when I graduated college.
And then the working world began. And this is why I was destined for interactive. I deal with digital strategy and the execution of that strategy. No matter what channel, what technology or what business requirement you are solving for, you are likely going to be dealing with managed data. And managed data requires organized storage, which requires, yup, fields. Well, er, and, Fields.
Want to collect data, use fields. Migrate content, use fields. I mean take it one step further, my first name has its own langauge! JSON!
No getting around it, I was built for this stuff. And luckily for me, I absolutely love it.