First I want to thank everybody who chimed in with their comments, suggestion and support on my recent school post. I really appreciate your feedback. I gave the situation a lot of thought, talked with my friends and ultimately came to the conclusion to quit wasting my time with school. Regardless of what angle I took on the subject, the outcome always looked bleak. Maybe sometime down the road I will go back and finish up my degree, but I don’t see that happening anytime soon. So, what does mean and how will thing change things?
Well first and foremost, I am happy. I generally liked school but after four years, two majors and not gaining much ground, I was absolutely sick of it. There comes a time in your life where you need to do what’s best for you and not worry with what everybody else will think or say about your decision. That is exactly what I have done and it feels great.
Second, I am getting a jump on my original plans of running OCIA.net full time. I planned to do this after graduation in December but now I get to do this nearly 10 months sooner. I think the timing for this is perfect, coming fresh from our first trip to CES. I cannot stress enough how valuable that experience was and how much it has increased my motivation and desire to run the site.
Time… the one thing in life that, no matter how rich you are, how much “technology” you have or how hard you try… you can never alter time. Well, in a sense, I have done just that. I now have all the time in the world essentially to do what I want. I already know up front that I will need to work on my time management (more work, less play) but I don’t see that being a huge problem, especially considering the work isn’t really work to me because I enjoy it. Don’t get me wrong, I am taking this very seriously.
I have already started ramping up my review output and plan to continue this trend. My initial goal is to personally write 3-4 reviews per week, on top of the normal management duties and updating this blog, which I also plan to do more of. Perhaps 2-3 posts per day starting out; we will see. Anyway, enough ramblings, time to get to work!