I have thought (and prayed) and I am jumping the chasm to being a full fledged programmer. I will initially be tasked with cleaning up some email parsing stuff using Perl (of course). Then I will be doing XML stuff ala some web services and possibly some Java with ArcGIS.
I am pretty stoked as I really love programming and I look forward to the growth this will certainly cause.
I don't have to change companies (which is good) just projects.