Well, it’s been a long while since I last put up one of these long winded life updates. Well, considering that I’m currently sitting in a giant cylindrical tube hurtling towards Los Angeles at improbable speeds, I figure I don’t have anything better to do.
It’s been a hectic last few months. After almost five years at Advanced Academics, I have changed jobs. I think the simplest way to say it was that the stress finally got to me. Five years of constantly being on call, working almost every weekend, thinking about the job day and night. Well, there’s only so long you can keep that up, at least as someone else’s employee, and I reached that point. Of course, I’ve now become one of those dreaded and loathed technical consultants, but being on the dark side has a lot less stress. I’m currently contracted at Chesapeake Energy, an enormous natural gas concern headquartered in Oklahoma City. Considering that I know absolutely nothing about the oil and natural gas industry, it’s a little scary. However, after a decade in educational technology, a little change of pace is a good thing.
Outside of the work front, things are starting to get much better. Now that I have my evenings mostly free, I’m starting to get caught up enough to have a sort of regular routine. I’ve even gone so far as to start dating again which is so out of character for me that some are trying to forcibly commit me. All and all things are good and getting better all the time.
As I write this, I’m currently on my way to Hawaii for a week in the sun and surf. I’ll try to post a few travelogue entries though we’ll have to see how bad the hangovers are . . .