Howdy, folks!
It's only been 20 days but everything feels like it's moving much quicker for me now that I'm on LOA. Anyway; I just thought I'd check in. More so to give me an excuse to lurk around the board for a day than anything else...
My mom is currently 100% healthy now. She'll actually be heading back out Monday, so more or less the crisis is averted, and much sooner than expected. However; I cannot come back to the board just yet. Which is killing me. I've been putting a lot more focus in school, and although it started out as a way to distract myself, I am actually enjoying the new things I've picked up along the way. I've begun delving into other areas of design which has helped me expand my horizons immensely.
Which brings me to an exciting point in my life. This upcoming fall I'll be eligible to start a full HCI degree program, and it's a decision that brings an incredible amount of anxiety because it's a very specialized program, which means there's not a lot of fallbacks should I decide it's not what I want to do with my life. So until I make a final decision on that, I'm finishing up my classes for the semester and have been spending my free time exploring new hobbies as well.
it has honestly felt good to take a break. Even though I miss the community. There's a lot of weight lifted off you, oddly enough, when you spend less time at your computer and more time doing other things. Even if it's just for a few days at a time. I suggest trying it now and then; it's like taking a spontaneous nap. You don't really want to do it, but you love it when it happens.
Whelp, that's all from me. Peace and hair grease.
P.S. Andrew still sucks.