For the first time in many a year, tomorrow is not a school day.
As befits the approach of mid-life, I'm starting something new this fall. Thing is, I don't exactly know what that will be. What it won't be is something at Yukon College: neither teaching nor computing.
There are a number of reasons for my leaving the College, paramount of which is the answer to this question:
When I look back in five years time, will I be glad that I chose well-paying system maintenance in a windowless basement?
Teaching is a separate issue. Unfortunately, there just aren't enough students. Not for what I teach, anyhow. While I could keep my hand in for one course per term, that's too low a job-satisfaction-per-unit-union-nonsense ratio for my tastes.
No, it's to be a clean break from the College for me. That is, after one more month of part-time contract work in the aforementioned basement. Then begins a German course I've had my eye on. Perhaps even a spot of welding next spring.
My "something new" may just be a career as a Mercedes mechanic. I know of at least one in the Territory -- and wouldn't you know it -- it's usually parked at the College.
It, at least, must be a little bit fun to start all over again doing something that doesn't involve code or keyboards.
Oh, it'll probably involve code and keyboard, but maybe in different ways than I'm used to.