Many of you have been asking me behind-the-scenes, “dude, what’s going on?!” It’s true, I kind of dropped off the face of the earth recently, so I’d like to let you all know what’s been happening.
Well, as many of you know I’ve been grappling with the job search recently, and it hasn’t gone particularly well. Some of you may also know I recently lost a relative to a heart attack, and there were a million things to take care of there. It’s like, wow, could things get any worse? SURE THEY CAN!
My relationship of six years just ended too!
Well, I went through the usual “poor me, boo hoo” crap, and finally decided screw this.
So I went back to school.
I may be old (I just turned 42 on the weekend). I may be creepy (I’m in desperate need of a haircut). I may walk down campus with 18 year old girls either thinking I’m a professor, or huddling in groups near the “press for emergency” button just in case I’m dangerous. But I am a student.
Twenty years ago, back when I was young and stupid, I dropped out of university with a 4.0 GPA. I’m four credits short of my undergraduate degree, and I decided to go back and finish them off once and for all, by Christmas. I’m writing a chapter of a textbook this summer, about empathy in project management. With that in mind, I decided my first two summer classes should be “Communications in Organizations” and “Emotion”. I thought they’d help inform my subject matter a bit better.
I do plan on blogging again, but for the last month making a major life transition like this has been a full-time job.
So bear with me, and I’ll see you all again very soon!
PS: Incidentally? Just for shits and giggles? I applied (and was approved) for my PMP. We’ll see how that goes, too!
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