Category: Career Change

  • Plugging along at StraighterLine

    I’m halfway through Introduction to IT through StraighterLine, which transfers as Fundamentals of IT at WGU. It’s been a bit uphill both ways, but not in a snowstorm. My hours were cut at work, which you’d think would like life easier, but the amount of work we were expected to do didn’t change. We just […]

  • 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 […]

  • Missing the Write 31 Days Challenge

    This week’s FMF writing prompt is: CHALLENGE I’ve been missing the Write 31 Days challenge, and the time I might have spent prepping for it this month. Honestly, I’ve been feeling a little sorry for myself over it. What the heck, self? I played in 2012 and 2018, and wish I’d done it more frequently. […]

  • Bats at the umbrella factory

    Meanwhile, back at the umbrella factory. Last May, my landlord raised the renty by $50. On the first of this year, they raised it $85. In September, they’re going to raise it another $50. I’m deeply tired of renting. It’s not like it’s a fancy apartment. The only real amenities are that we can hang […]

  • NaNoCertMo: Navigating the System

    I finished the first section, which is meant to take seven days, in five days. This will eventually catch me up in the class, so that I finish on time at the end of November. One down. Five sections to go. Twenty-five days left. I don’t think it’s a surprise that I did this by […]

  • Repeat: The quick, quick version

    This week’s Five Minute Friday writing prompt is: REPEAT. Hi. My name’s Jae, and this is my brother Pete, and my other brother Repeat.[note]I had to.[/note] You guys. Holy cow. I’ve taken three run-ups for this OS class, and failed every time. But this time I’m screaming through the class like a Bentley on fire, […]

  • NaNoCertMo 2018

    Well, October was beautifully writealicious, and now it’s time to buckle down and also to sack up. I’ve been having an on-again off-again relationship with getting myself up on my financial feet. I started a class, then divorce happened. Pain happened. Loss of insurance happened. Everything happened except me finishing the damn certificate. I got […]

  • Come closer.

    Tomorrow’s Five Minute Freewrite prompt is: CLOSE. So. Close. Is anyone else eyeing tomorrow with suspicion? Did a whole month really pass, or is this some kind of trick? I haven’t kept a writing schedule since 2012 – the last time I participated in Write 31 Days. This felt so good. It felt really good […]