March 19th, 2006

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02:49 am - just because I never call doesn't mean I don't love you
Hi, Internet.

Sorry I haven't been calling or writing.  Oh come on, don't be like that baby.  Don't be jealous.  It doesn't have to be that way.  It's not even like that!  I've just been busy, that's all.

I think I'm going to start taking lighter courseloads... one, I hate calculus to the point of.  Um.  Hating it.  And two, business has been picking way up lately, and I'm realizing that, you know, it's not like I have some Great Plan that predicates on me getting my diploma as soon as humanly possible.  Yeah I'm not getting any younger, but hell, what's the hurry?  It's not like I'm starving by ANY means now, and it's also not like what I'm doing professionally isn't, at the very least, perfectly good resume material in the meantime while I get the degree.  So I think instead of trying to rush rush rush to get the degree as soon as possible while still getting enough work in to keep afloat, I'm going to back the pace off to what's consistent with me being happy and doing a good job and not feeling harried and maintaining the level of support for my clients that I always have.  And, you know.  Not tearing my hair out.

I mean let's be real here - if I finish my degree in 2008, in 2010 I'll be 38 (omfg!) with a Bachelor's of Science in computer science, and about 12 years of professional industry experience, 8 of which are running my own consulting, administration, and sometime development business full-time.  Whereas if I don't finish my degree until 2010, in 2010 I'll be... 38 (omfg!) with a Bachelor's of Science in CS, and 12 years of professional industry experience / 8 of running my own business full-time.

Why rush?

Current Mood: trying to omfg RELAX
Current Music: blessed, blessed silence

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From: jesebel
Date: March 19th, 2006 - 02:20 pm
I was wondering what happened to you!

Chilling out and taking your time is definitely a good thing. I did the speed through in four full-time years plan and ended up completely burning out and having HORRIBLE health my last semester. Learning is something that should be savored. It just sucks that it costs an arm and a leg to savor it!

We should do sushi soon - I'm not on the continent much longer!!!


[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: March 19th, 2006 - 03:56 pm
We should definitely have sushi soon. Being Jessless will be a terrible, terrible thing. :'(

[User Picture] From: starfyer
Date: March 19th, 2006 - 03:08 pm
There ya go! I ended up taking my 2 years off, and now that I'm back I'm rushing like hell to get things done :) I really would like to graduate next May, and I actually think I'm going to pull it off without killing myself too dead! Sweeeet.

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