And on we go with another year

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It’s soon going to be 2003. This is a year I’ve actually looked forward to for quite some time. There’s quite a lot of unfinished business that I’m hoping to take care of this year, professionally. Obviously, that will start on Jan 6 when I take the A+ certifications. From there it’ll probably move into the Network+ certification as well as more time spent playing with OS X and Linux.

Can you tell that I’m trying to beef up the skills that I list on my resume? Yes, the new job search will also start in 2003. I will have been here long enough to be fully vested in the pensions funds at the end of 2002, so I owe it to myself to see what other possibilities are out there for me. I at least owe it to myself to see whether there is a possibility of working for a more leading-edge, or visionary company. One that actually grants their IT people some authority and respect. 🙂

Does that mean that I might possibly not be a One-Man IT Department any longer? Yeah I guess that is possible. I might have to change the name of the blog then, eh? *L* I don’t know what it means, we’ll see when/if we get there.

Whatever it means, I’m excited, and a little scared, of the possibilities. For all the things I dislike about my current job, there’s a certain security in having my own boss not understand what I do. It’s comfortable. Heck I can generally blog and read blogs all I want while I’m working, that’s not always possible in other workplaces. But it’s time. It’s time for a new challenge. It’s time to take the skills I’ve perfected over the last 5 years and use them in a new environment, while adding new ones that will never be possible in this environment. We’ll see if I can do that. I know I’m not going out into the greatest tech job market in the world, but it’s time to at least see what’s out there for me.

It will also be the year I move over all the Child Abuse stuff, and try to grow that area of the site. I know there’s a lot of good to be done with that site, and I want to do as much of it as I can. Child abuse is a devastating event, and any effort I can make to help the victims of child abuse, whether it be giving contributions to Prevent Child Abuse, like it says above, or just providing them somewhere to be heard, is worth it.

On top of all of that, I want 2003 to be a year in which I learn to be a better husband than I already am, a better uncle to my 3 year old nephew and month old niece, (Who I absolutely fell in love with after finally being able to spend some time with her at Xmas. She’s beautiful..) and a better friend to the people who matter to me.

Should be an interesting year, and I’m sure most of it will be documented on one blog or the other. 🙂

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