I figured that was an appropriate title considering it’s David Bowie’s birthday, and it’s also my last day at my current job.
I’ve worked for the State of Wisconsin for almost five-and-a-half
years. In that time I’ve done a lot,
learned a lot, and experienced a lot, and
that’s just the work-related stuff. Due
to the nature of being admin support, I also always had a lot of “unoccupied”
time on my hands during work hours. So, in
that time, I did a lot of personal stuff too.
I managed to nearly finish my Master’s degree, and only have
my Thesis left to complete in order to graduate. I managed to write and self-publish several
short stories, and several gaming products.
I’ve communicated with people all across the globe, and reconnected with
old friends. I’ve waxed philosophical,
political, and nonsensical. All from the
comfort of my work computer, while still managing to complete all of my
assigned tasks, and make my Bureau a better place.
Monday, I will be starting a new chapter in my career. I have been hired by the Veteran’s
Administration as a Voucher Examiner.
Don’t ask me what that is, exactly, because I only have a vague notion
that I will be reviewing benefit vouchers for accuracy and potential
fraud. The location is closer to where I
live, and I won’t have to pay for parking (I don’t think). Both will save me a lot of money each
month. And because it’s a Federal
position, the potential for advancement and growth is much greater than it is
here at the State level (thanks mainly to Scott Walker).
I imagine that, since my job will actually be focused on
specific tasks, unlike the “jack-of-all-trades” nature of admin support, I won’t
have nearly as much “free” time during the day.
So, those who see me around Facebook will probably see less of me. And my infrequent blog posts will probably be
even more infrequent.
Of course, once I finish school, I will probably turn my
evening attentions towards more creative endeavors. I am always compelled to create stuff. So, since I will be unable to do that during
the day, it will force me to do it at home.
Which, honestly, is where I should be doing it anyways. I’ve been lucky the last few years, but I
know it’s not normal, nor should it be expected.
So, here’s to 2016 being a year of new beginning already. And I hope that trend continues.