Good thing I’m not doing any of those daily posting challenges. I’d be failing miserably, even by my already low standards. Are you wondering where I’ve been? (probably not, but I need a way to start this post, so please bear with me…)
If you follow me on twitter (@krisobi), you know that I’ve been taking a summer class in Biology over at the local community college. The class is six weeks long and meets four days a week from 8-12. It’s a long one. But I don’t mind, I’m really enjoying it and happy with my decision to dip my toes back into the school thing.
So I decided to jump cannon ball-style back into the academic life and enrolled to get another bachelor’s degree over at my local SUNY school. The same one I got my first BS from. Initially, I thought it would only take me a year, year and a half to get the second BS, but since my first degree was in art, we’ll just say I was a little light on the science and math courses. Now it looks like I’ll be spending at least the next two years taking pretty much all biology/chemistry classes. With maybe a math class or two thrown in for fun. Then after I kick ass in those classes, there is a year of internship. So, three years. I will totally be over 40 when I finish. That thought freaks me out, but I think it would be worse to be over 40 and think, man, I really should have done that when I was 37. Right now I’m sort of thinking, man, I should have done this five years ago.
Last Friday, I registered and got 15 credits of classes. All set to go for the fall semester. I’m so excited. Even though my schedule sort of sucks and I pretty much had to take whatever classes were left, I can’t wait to start.
There’s the update. I’m going back to school and turning my families’ lives upside down.Read More
Everyone reading this is probably rolling their eyes and thinking, “Get a job, man. This is way too much self-imposed drama for one person to post about.” And I would agree. But I have to get this out and then I can move on.
If you read my last post, you know that I was debating what to do with this site and with my other professional site. Thank you for all the feed back. It really helped me focus a bit. So what I’ve decided to do is just have my other site be my resume/portfolio. Something to send to potential employers/clients. This site will stay the same. Only improved. I’m thinking redesign, new pages, all sorts of interesting things. It’s not like I don’t have the time to do it. And I need to keep my skills up. I’ve been watching too much Dinosaur Train and Wonder Pets, it’s making me less smart than I used to be. My brain might be shrinking, there seems to be more room in there.
So anyway, that’s my plan, Stan. Stay tuned…Read More
Maybe you’ve noticed that it’s been a little quiet over here. I have to be honest, things aren’t the same. A little of the passion is gone and I’m not feeling as fulfilled as I have been. Got a little bit of the wandering eye, if you know what I mean.
So in the interest of total honesty and to start from a fresh place, here it is: I’ve been cheating on this site with another site. I know, it’s shocking. Want to hear all the gory details?
A few weeks ago, I got the idea into my head to start a new personal site. One that is a little bit more professional in nature and that actually has my real name on it. I know, OMG, right? I’ve always tried to be pretty anonymous here. I mean, most everyone who reads here knows who I am, but the concrete google proof isn’t there. The new site will have that solid proof, so I have to be a little bit more responsible about what goes there. So maybe no more passive aggressive digs at my previous employers, ex-boyfriends or family. And no more swearing. And no naked photos of me shooting heroin while saluting a statue of Lenin. You know, that sort of thing.
I probably should have done this back when I first lost my job. Maybe one of the reasons I’m not getting a good response back from employers because I don’t have a good online presence. I’ve been avoiding setting up my portfolio because it’s going to involve a lot of digging through old hard drives, getting screen shots from websites that don’t exist anymore and scanning things that don’t have electronic versions. It’s time for me to just get it done and move on. Maybe Anna should start learning about html and help me out a bit.
I’m still trying to decide what to do with this site. I don’t want to delete it. I like a lot of my older posts. I wonder if I should import some of the better ones over to the new site. Or maybe I’ll just link back here. Seems like I might be making things more complicated than they need to be. I just need to focus on getting the new site up and running and looking good. Then I can focus on the older stuff.Read More