I usually don't like to use this blog for strictly personal reasons, but I will do an exception for once, to get advice from y'all.
Hypothetically, I would like to know what kind of work opportunities I should look for, if I was in a situation where my current work situation was alright, but not satisfactory (since I've been at the same place for 6 years.) Further, I'm interested in getting away from Sweden. The places I would most likely want to be situated in would be SF or London.
The picture is complicated by my lack of academic degrees. The kind of experience I have is strictly professional and recreational. (In which category should I put my work on JRuby?). Apart from that, my interests are in the region of work where I can use different languages, and will not be constrained by Java. I haven't done consulting, and maybe I should do that. On the other hand, I'm not sure that is the right thing for me either.
So, please. I need advice. What should I do with my professional life at this moment?