I was approached by a recruiter from The Boeing Company today. Apparently they’re looking for engineers for their research and development team. The recruiter was a stocky and excitable man who was very eager to explain his company’s corporate mission. I tried to explain to him that I was gainfully employed by Spirit AeroSystems, but he said it was perfectly natural for successful engineers to switch their place of employment. He told me that it would not be a lateral move and that I would be well compensated. He assured me that employees of Boeing thrive in an atmosphere of mutual respect and persistent learning. Had this been a recruitment offer from VoloGen Industries and Astronautics, I would have prepared my resignation papers immediately, but I was still unsure about Boeing. I refused to give the man a definite answer, but he took my indecision as a sign of willingness. I don’t know what the future has in store for me… I just know that, for a while now, I’ve been navigating by my own compass. I’m just not sure where it’ll point next.