I got home from work and decided to lay down for a minute and only woke up when Andy called at 11.30 to get my credit card details (he’s buying some tee-shirts online, must remember to tell him to get himself a debit card). Hope I can fall asleep again.
Looks like my contract is going to be extended for another week. Simon told me tonight that I should start looking for another one but I don’t fancy going straight into another job. It’s a hard call – if I’m not working by November then there is nothing at all around. As much as I love having time to devote to writing, I have really enjoyed getting back into programming again (I did like of it in my contract last year – it was mostly data analysis). So much so that I’ve been considering doing post-grad.
Today I checked out some of the courses – if I’m going to do it, I want to do really geeky stuff like encryption algorithms and stuff. A lot of the courses are very business oriented but if I just want to learn stuff like that, I could sit down and do it in my own time. It’s not like it’s hard to learn a new programming language. Having said that, I really feel like if I want to keep working in the IT industry, I need to update my skills.
I really, really don’t want to study part time while working – I did that for my undergrad degree and the last 2-3 years of it, I just was so burnt out and not caring. I think I might apply for all the post grad scholarships I can and, if I get one, do the course.
On top of that, I’ve been feeling really restless lately. The course I want to do is at QUT which would mean moving – and that’s a good thing.
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