I did it "My way"

Today is my last day at Arrow and I can't help but think back to the good times I've had in the past 6 1/2 years with this company. I started off as a database developer (introduced by my first manager as "someone who'll write some queries and basic database stuff"). Shortly after being hired I became a DBA and then as time progressed I got bumped up to Senior DBA and DBA team manager. A few years later I found myself in the Enterprise Architecture group as a Solutions Architect, designing data intensive applications and putting out data "fires" here and there. A good portion of my "firefighting" time is spent looking at MS Access databases that business people built, helping them either fix these databases or figuring out an easy way for them to convert them to a production platform.

Overall it's been a good time, but the time has come for a new opportunity, so, on Monday I start at iJET. I can't wait to get started, but before I leave Arrow I must sing a little song....

My Way by Frank Sinatra....
And now, the end is near;
And so I face the final curtain.
My friend, I'll say it clear.
I'll state my case, of which I'm certain.

I've lived a life that's full.
I traveled each and ev'ry highway,
And more, much more than this,
I did it my way.

Regrets, I've had a few;
But then again, too few to mention.
I did what I had to do,
And saw it through without exemption.

I planed each charted course;
Each careful step along the byway,
But more, much more than this,
I did it my way.

Yes, there were times, I'm sure you knew,
When I bit off more than I could chew.
But through it all, when there was doubt,
I ate it up and spit it out.
I've faced it all and I stood tall;
And did it my way.

I've loved, I've laughed and cried.
I've had my fill; my share of losing.
And now, as tears subside,
I find it all so amusing.

To think I did all that;
And may I say - not in a shy way,
"Oh no, oh no not me,
I did it my way".

For what is a man, what has he got?
If not himself, then he has naught.
To say the things he truly feels;
And not the words of one who kneels.
The record shows I took the blows -
And did it my way!

Yes... it was my way.


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