April 30 2018 - 2:00 AM

I think about why I've never posted on the blog here before and I wonder why that might be. I'm not one to talk about myself I suppose. Maybe that should change. 

Two years ago, at the age of 39, I decided to go back to school. I enrolled in an undergraduate Fine Arts program and am just now finishing. It was really the best thing I've ever done for myself. For the first year and a half of classes I also worked full time. Between work and school, my days were always at least 18 hours and frequently 19 or 20. I got very used to not sleeping more than 4 hours. (Keep in mind how incredibly unhealthy this must be) I repeatedly had periods of 30 to 40 days in a row with no days off. 

At the end of my third term (out of four terms) I quit my job after 14 years. There were various reasons for doing so but overall I feel it was a positive move.