Postcards from places I've never been.

Well, I’m not dead, yet.

Well, I’m not dead, yet, but I did get impressively sick and have to get the nasal swab test for the COVID-19 plague. It was less fun than a pony, but more fun than being bit by a pony. I lost a friend in early March to cancer, and another in early April to heart disease. Hoping 2021 is slightly less exciting than 2020.

On the upside, I’ve been at my job two-and-a-half years, and I make the same wage as someone less experienced, who was newly hired. No, really, that’s an upside, because it’s really lit a fire under my unmentionables to get more serious about a career change.

Et voila.

Image showing progress of StraighterLine course Intro to Technology.

I’m going through StraighterLine to get my feet wet, since my brain is full of cold molasses and hasn’t been warmed up to flow new information through in a while. Poor brain. StraighterLine seemed relatively low stakes, while still being useful and providing transferable credit. I was a PC tech from 2000 to 2008, and would like to get back into the industry in one form or another. Ideally, I’ll make this change in about a year or so. Hopefully the world will be merely smoldering by that time, rather than merrily burning.

1 Comment

  1. Tamara Tipton

    Hello friend. I dropped by to see what you have been up to. I hope by now you are feeling better and hard at work on your skills refresher/find a new job plan. It is tough and can be scary, but from what you say I think it will be worth it.
    I am sorry to hear about the loss of friends this year. It has been such an incredibly crazy year filled with so much worry and heartbreak. Hang in there and keep writing. ❤️

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