Chem class

Today I decided to commit to my inner geek and applied to Western Governs University to earn a bachelor's of science in Information Technology.

Sally found this amazing (and affordable) online degree program at WGU and it seems to be a perfect fit.  I can learn at my own pace on my own time (in the outfit of my choosing) and credits from my alma mater can be applied toward this degree.  I KNEW that PR degree wasn't a waste and that there was reason I toiled through the trenches of J102 and J104!

Johnny 5 craves datas.
I have always been what some people might call "plugged in" and an internet nerd by trade but it wasn't until recently that it occurred to me to turn my passion into a profession.

True, I know my way around the interwebs, but I want my knowledge base to extend beyond Google and memes; I want to learn everything there is to know about data processing, too.  I want to be a Database Diva, a Code Warrior, a Programming Princess.

LOL cats and animated gifs are great, but I want to take it a step further: I want to invest in myself and guarantee job security.  Anyone who graduated into the current job market understands how critical marketability is and the uphill battle you face without it.


Frankly, I'm too old for that shit.  While love is a battlefield, I'd prefer my career path be a scenic drive with great tunes and no commercials.

I have finally found the career I've been searching for (five years later than expected) and it's full speed ahead.  I've transformed into the robot from Short Circuit yelling "More datas!  More datas! Need more datas!"   I'm picking up what you're putting down Johnny 5 -- I crave datas, too.

No, it isn't.  Sorry.
This time around no binge drinking photos will surface on Facebook (sorry kids) and gone will be texts asking for Tina on my cell phone the next morning.  I'm at peace with that; I had my time policing myself but I'm a big girl now and its time to think about the future.

Although I'm so scared of getting older (I'm only good at being young), excitement overcomes me as I take the next step of my journey.  The boyfriend always jokes about it being about the journey not the destination (to my shegrin remaining comfortable in my skin and challenging myself to be my best.

Part of being an adult is loving yourself for everything you are (and aren't) so in the spirit of credit scores, I am going to admit something to you which may or may not come as a total shock. ... I am a total geek.

My suspicions of this (rad) fact were confirmed last month when I was teased about the light reading I brought on vacation: Imagining the Tenth Dimension by Rob Bryanton.  Until that point it never occurred to me that most people wouldn't read a book about String Theory because it interested them, let alone consider it light reading.

N00bz.

1 comment:

  1. I think it's great that you are paying attention to your career. It's quite important that you do what you WANT to do. Think about it - driving to the same job for 30-40 years isn't really what most people look forward to, so go ahead and take some of that variety. I wish you luck on your journey -- sushirevenge

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