Because I don't have the pressures I used to I am going to have to force myself to keep learning on my own. Working in a small company I was forced to learn by every day events so at home work wasn't as important. I bought a server for home study a couple years ago and have been administering a web server, Windows Server 2003, Exchange and all that stuff. If I put my hands on it I will learn. I will have to stay motivated to keep learning the new technologies. Otherwise I fear my skills will become outdated. There is nothing sadder than to see a guy let go in an IT position that he has had for years because he didn't keep pace with the times. I've seen it happen before. I must resist the urge to "get comfortable" with where I am at. It's not what got me here and it certainly won't keep me here. This is part of the reason this blog exists. Every day I post something new I am doing and if I don't I get upset with myself. I see way too many developers relying on code they have written for the past number of years and then never doing anything new to push themselves.