A Semester Away

December 19, 2012 | 1 Comments | Uncategorized

With the end of the fall semester (which was a success in terms of both grades and learning), I’ve returned to full-time work, and also to the blogosphere. Next semester I will graduate with a degree in computer engineering and a minor in Spanish. I only need 10 hours to graduate, and while I love college, my remaining classes aren’t pud classes and there is plenty to do at work, so I might keep it a light semester and do 12 hours.

I’m still not sure whether I want to dive into graduate classes in the fall next year while working full-time, or wait a while longer before returning to school. I know I want to keep learning, whether in or out of college.

I’ve thought of this blog multiple times throughout the semester, when I discovered a unique restaurant or encountered object lesson examples in the real world of marketing and customer service…but I never made it around to blogging here. I’ve blogged some in other arenas though.

Over winter break, I’m really applying myself to studying textbooks in advance of the next semester, working on developing my programming and electronics skills, and generally trying to be productive and maximize the time, while still having fun. I’m learning a lot, and trying to document that process as I go too.

I met with a marketing client today about a project he’s interested in having me work on, but in general have been working primarily at my day job and not doing freelance work to speak of. I’m planning on wrapping up budget work for the year here shortly, to help with making taxes as straightforward as possible (and facilitate getting them done early into next year).

I have a job offer under consideration for after graduation, and will likely be offered a full-time position for the same timeframe at my current job in the near future as well. It’s a blessing to have options, and I’m trying to weigh lots of factors in various directions, and look at opportunities beyond the two right in front of me too. Decisions, decisions.

I don’t know that I’ll be posting business book reviews over the break much, as I’m more focused, as I said, on programming textbooks and such…but I do hope to post here more regularly. In the meantime, here’s one post for the count.