Walking away from my Dutch Police job in 1995 was the best thing at the time. (20 years)
I was able to get started in: Yes Clarion (V2) and enjoyed it a lot. But the job market was not Clarion but SQL databases and Delphi (Borland) so I was asked to work this area for a long time till 2002. Mostly helping developers to go from sequential to object oriented. (Clipper to Delphi OOP). Until 2001 that market was sufficient but became after 9-11 under pressure. I found a job at Radventure in the Netherlands…Yes Clarion 5.5 which I still own, so I finally was back at the start. But not for long. I moved to the US end of 2002 and been there ever since. I did find another realm to work on being BPM. Business Process Management and have been successful ever since. Next to Clarion and Pascal I am very sufficient in SQL all databases and many other languages that I have been working with. I have my own business since 1994 and still work the same way.