Crazy

I might be crazy.

This fall I…

  1. started a new job…
  2. crammed one third of one semester’s worth of MIT OpenCourseware’s Intro to Comp Sci class into one week…
  3. started Coursera’s Python class (a ten week online course)…
  4. started a Writing Skills Workshop offered by UC Berkeley Extension as part of their Post-Bac Certificate Program…
  5. joined a gym and started going two to four times a week…
  6. signed a lease on an apartment and moved all our stuff out of storage…

To say I’ve been busy is a bit of an understatement.

But I like to be busy. Inertia is bad for me. Once I stop, it’s hard for me to get started again. So, best to dive in and start swimming and not stop.

Still, at times I have found myself wondering what the hell I was thinking. It’s not like my job is a nine to five gig. I’m sort of never not working… Yet, balance is good and, since I can’t really talk about work, I need to have hobbies to talk about, right? Or is that just me rationalizing my crazy?

Whatever. Everyone else my age is busy raising kids. I have a wonderful hubby, but we decided not to have kids. Instead we have jobs and hobbies and certificates. We like certificates.

I am a Certified Supply Chain Professional through APICS, and I’m certified in Wine Fundamentals by the International Sommelier Guild. Why not work for a Post-Bac Certificate in Writing from UC Berkeley? I’d love it if my coding classes would earn me a certificate, but I’ll settle for being able to code…

Tonight I should be wrapping up my final paper for my Writing Skills Workshop (I’ll get to it when I’m done here…). I have only two weeks remaining in my Python class. I should be excited about wrapping things up and taking a little break from busy.

Instead, I just signed up for two more writing classes.

I told you. I may be crazy.

The first one doesn’t start until the end of January, so I’ll still have a break (maybe enough time to finish that MIT OpenCourseware class I started?). The second class only overlaps the first by a few weeks… it doesn’t start until mid-March. I seriously hope I don’t come to regret this moment of insanity…

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