I`ve been a member here for quite some time but took a break about a year ago, as certain life events unfolded.
Now I find myself down a new path. Back in January I got laid off from a company I was with for about 14 years, let`s just say that was rather eye-opening.
Since then I`ve been on sort of an extended vacation, enjoying time that was lost to me in the past. But I know it cannot go on forever and I must face reality and figure out what I`m going to do. A huge part of me is excited to pursue IM full time, something I`ve always wanted to do. But I`m not sure I can do that, because I really want to be in the service industry, dealing with the public.
I'm considering going back to school at some point for nursing (huge career change for me, software programmer!), but might have to wait a year for openings. Meanwhile, I'm going to delve back into my IM projects for now. I will probably offer writing services soon, with a goal of building up a small ongoing client base.
Anyhow it's great to get back into the swing of things!