I'm sitting here at my desk at work. This is not unusual, but it is the last time I'll be sitting here for eight months. I'm taking an educational leave from work and am heading back to school.
I work in the IT department of a University as a Systems Administrator and have been here for 11 and a half years. The funny thing is that I came to this university after high school and ended up dropping out in my second term. I was busy working at an internet provider at the time and was making money and learning more about computers and the internet than I was at school so I ended up dropping out. I worked at the internet provider for about six years and then got a job as a technician at the University.
I've moved up in the University, but I can't really move up any more unless I have a degree. So now I'm heading back to school to work on a degree, on Tuesday I'll be coming back to the University as a student rather than an employee. I won't finish the degree in the eight months, but I'll make a significant dent in it and then do a class at a time while I'm working.
So what does this mean to my fellow sifters? Well I probably won't be able to try to snipe the Zero Punctuation vids each week for the next while. I'm not sure how much time I'll have for sifting while I'm studying and doing the student thing and juggling family life.
I'm looking forward to the change for the next eight months, I'm hoping that it refreshes me.