Wednesday, August 24, 2005

How to do this without shooting myself in the foot

I'm trying to figure out how to post to this blog without getting myself into trouble. Most of what I want to write about today could get me into trouble at work.

So and so is a so and so. So and so is a moron. So and so doesn't have a clue. So and so might actually want me to drop a 20inch monitor on his head when he's not looking. Blah blah blah...

How to be nice, that is the challenge.

Sunday, August 21, 2005

Finally made a decision

I think I’ve decided what I want to do. After working with Information Technology for almost 10 years, I’m tired of it. I’m almost at the point where I can’t stand it anymore. What should I do as my second career? The answer to that question has been in the back of my mind for years now.

I want to be a Paramedic. I have my doubts. I have my fears. I might not be cut out to be a Paramedic. It might not be the right thing for me to do. I don’t care. I’m going to become a Paramedic anyway.

This is the plan: I’m going to stick with my current job for another 24 months, on my terms. I’m not going to take shit from anybody and I’m not going to give any shit to anybody. I make a lot of money doing what I currently do and I can save a lot of money in those 24 months, for Paramedic school. If my no shit attitude gets me fired, then I will have to dip into my retirement savings for school and take a nice long vacation.

I’m going to be 35 on November 3rd. I will be 36 when I start one of the 2 year College Paramedic programs in September 2007. Starting a 4 year Bachelor of Science program in Paramedicine in September 2007 is also an option, but I’m not thinking about that too seriously.