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.