Welcome to issue #57 of The Slice!
Yesterday was a good day, as it marked the beginning of the last leg of my networking and IT infrastructure studies, which I should complete in about a month or two. To bring you up to speed, back in April I had a "fuck this shit" moment in my life after working in marketing for close to 4 years. I had enough, I needed a change of scenery and for some reason, me going to back to college for a few months seemed like a good idea (it was...)
I'm now 25, so going back to class has been a pretty weird experience mostly because of my age gap between me and my classmates, even though I'm basically still a tadpole to some. Fun fact, it turns out that my subscribers are a lot older than I think, but its awesome to know that I have a very diverse audience after speaking to a few of you. Here is response in an email I got not too long ago."wtf...you're only 25!!"
I've also realized that I have been learning wrong for the last 6 years. My course is quite theory based as well as very hands on because I work with a lot servers, switches and command lines, so I've had to change the way I approach studying, mostly to unguided study
and trial/error by practicing.
Safe to say it's been a ride and a refreshing one at that. I guess you're never really too old to make a monumental change in your life, be it career, location, interests or even direction, but I don't regret my FTS moment.