Then I worked for a bit again to save money, and quit again and just got back this year from 3 years driving all the way around Africa. 
The people I met, the places I saw and the lessons I learned will stay with me for the rest of my life, and I personally love the life.
I've decided I want to be a travel writer and photographer, because it makes me happy. I have way less money, but I'm happier than I've ever been. I have written a couple of books about my adventures, and I write for a slew of magazines now too.
Do what makes you happy.
 The Road Chose Me Volume 1 - https://amzn.to/2wkxceX
 999 Days Around Africa - https://amzn.to/2H93IUH
I love the coding aspect. I love using my brain, solving problems, working with intelligent people.
I can't handle sitting inside for 50 hours a week, and I can't handle business politics and nonsense.
So I quit my Software Engineering job and took 2 years to drive from Alaska to Argentina, having the time of my life. 
Then I worked for a bit again to save money, and quit again and just got back from 3 years driving all the way around Africa. 
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