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So I'm about six months in on the new job, still super happy. Life is generally great. Recently went to Seattle and Vancouver (where Vancouver almost tried to keep me) for a professional conference. That was interesting... I need to start actually reading blogs to know what the industry is talking about at the moment, because there's a whole shared vocabulary I'm not aware of.

Over the summer I've done a fair bit of name change paperwork stuff. I now have updated name with Massachusetts and Social Security as well as some of my banks. There are so many banks. So many. Why so many?

I'm thinking about a couple of ongoing learning things I could do with myself now that I finished my degree. I may take a class on French Idioms from the Alliance Française of Boston, particularly since it's been ages since I've kept my French in practice and I don't want to lose it. (Also because I feel like idioms are one of those things that keeps you from following what's going on when you aren't native, and I'd love to specifically learn some.)

Also considering a graduate degree, but trying not to rush into things. I may want to look at some Data Science related classes (statistics, analysis of algorithms, maybe other things) to figure out if that looks like something I may want to do with my life. I think in particular I should be trying to do some online learning in a few topics to get a feeling for how good a fit any of the options I'm considering are.

I dunno. I'm happy, not stressed, and have accomplished most of the aspirations I had previously, so I'm spending a lot of time thinking about larger questions. It's a good thing, but I feel a bit adrift and floating on the wind.

I'm going to join a community chorus again this fall so I can keep something musical in my life. If I do that and the French course, then fall will have my Tuesdays and Thursdays busy, which might be a nice thing, actually. Having too little to do seems like a problem for me.

Feels harder to have much to update when it's like, "well, life is pretty good. Okay then." I am not complaining that this is a problem. :)

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Aug. 27th, 2016 08:56 am (UTC)
But it's nice to hear the 'things are mostly OK' posts. I know what you mean about it being harder to post when you're happy (or even that after a while you feel that you only use LJ to complain and that isn't fair). But nothing has yet replaced LJ for helping me really follow people's lives, so I'm going to try to do positive stuff too. Luckily I have a heap of Iceland photos to post so... that's this weekend's task (along with finishing tiling the bathroom ...)
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