Do other engineers get a little sentimental when they stamp a design?
I got my Oregon professional engineering license in 2003, but didn't stamp drawings for years. I was doing a lot of design and construction management and commissioning, so I didn't need to bust out my stamp and sign any drawings. Now that I'm designing HVAC systems, process piping, and plumbing, I stamp and sign drawings. Whenever I do, I think of how much I learned in school, on the job, and from other engineers to get here. I'm also aware of how much the rest of the world trusts engineers to get it right. Every time I put a stamp on a drawing, it feels like a little ceremony of gratitude and responsibility.