Me and Elvis are chillin’ at home, but we’ve perhaps overdone the heating up, so this post will be short to not ruin the keyboard from my sweat. All in all, it’s been a wonderful year! I’ve finished my Bachelor of Philosophy, meaning that I actually have something to show for, both academically and professionally.
It has been a trying year too. Studying 100% AND working 20% AND taking care of a crazy puppy (not to mention a crazy girlfriend) the remainder of the time is not easy to accomplish, when what you want to do is pushed further beyond other required tasks. As an example, on this, the last day of the year, I am working on the GNU/Linux MCE home media server, a project I began 1,5 years ago. It’s within reach, I just never get the time.
I want to use more of my time writing. I have a 7 year old project just calling for attention, as well as a couple of other commercial and/or philosophical ideas. If this is what I want to do for a living, as opposed to being an IT consultant, I must work on it. A lot harder.
I have a temp job at one of the major ISPs in the country, and I’m just a few steps above the bottom feeders. I like clocking in and clocking out at the end of the day, but this work is not very rewarding over time. The big companies leave a lot to be desired in terms of efficient bureaucracy and responsibility. I quit my past job because I could not accomplish what I wanted to, being drained by so many other tasks. However, the experience of starting over again in a new job has been really valuable to me, regardless of the job itself. I have the confidence to do what I want.
For 2013 I am looking forward to using more time to write, academically and artistically, get back in the gym and lose my Christmas pounds, and quit my nicotine addiction. Hopefully, I’ll also find the time to migrate and re-vamp this site into something more permanent. It’s just a matter of time before my database falls apart.
I hope you had a great 2012 and that 2013 proves to be a challenging, fruitful New Year for you and yours. Happy New Year everyone! Now I’m going to turn off my servers, get myself a beer and dish out some zombie mayhem in Left 4 Dead 2 before Lady C returns from work. See you around!