Monday, 23 February 2015

April 2014 Update

Geez, its getting so I only do one of these a year isn't it? Well that being said, this blog was never about regularity. I just wanted a place to keep a track of my thoughts and feelings about my life and events. Anyway, here is the latest news yo!

I came to a career impasse around September last year that I no longer wanted to be a Graphic Designer, for a number of reasons (I'll go into detail in another post later). I wanted to do a "Paradigm Shift" as it were, to quote a shitty game I reviewed recently (read the FFXIII rant if you're interested).

I realised I had been blinded by my love of the profession to realise I was actually not good enough to reach the higher levels I was trying to reach, and that any further effort in that direction would ultimately prove equally fruitless and frustrating.

So I chose to do something drastic and ambitious. In hindsight I wish I had thought of it sooner, but I believe there was still plenty of time to try and make this strategy work.

What strategy you ask? I am now pursuing a career in technology, particularly computer hardware. I signed up for a 2 year course in Network Engineering at a college in central London (again), and am learning and relearning about everything from the inside of a PC and Network Architecture to coding MySQL and Java.

Difficult stuff, but you know what? I couldn't be happier!

For the first time in my life, I feel genuinely motivated to learn new things, and more importantly I'm more willing to help others. By doing so, I'm not only helping myself in the long run, but I'm also earning the respect and trust of my teachers and peers. I feel stronger and more confident than I ever have in a social environment...its about damn time!

Anyway that'll do for now, I'm planning to write about my reasons for quiting my last job and other stuff in the future, so until then take care of yourselves!