For the past 10 years I’ve worked for Alsoft, a Mac utility software company in Houston. On Friday I walked out of that office for the last time. It felt very very weird not to be going back.
And I didn’t have anywhere I was going. Early in my career I switched jobs about every two years. Then I settled into Alsoft and ended up spending a decade there. This time I didn’t have another job I was going to.
I quit because I’m in paramedic school and of the 28 people who started in the night class, only 6 are still going. As a result, the night class didn’t make. At the same time my wife got offered her dream job in Abilene as a professor of English at Abilene Christian University. Her job change was going to mean we were moving, so my days with Alsoft were numbered anyway. We decided paramedic school was a priority for me and the only way that would work would be for me quit Alsoft.
So what now?
I’m never one to dwell on the past much. Always looking for opportunities and this could be a big one.
I’m going to school 2 days a week, that leaves the rest of the week open and means I don’t have to cram paramedic clinicals into the weekend. So every moment of my life isn’t full of either work or paramedic school.
I’ll have more time for photography. Both personal pursuits like I’ve been doing, and some commercial work I’ve already lined up. My professional – ie. for money – photography site, Reactuate Photography, has been updated and will be getting more updating in the near future.
Speaking of website updates, I’ll be able to spend more time on my various web properties and podcasts. Expect to see new things from Confessions of an EMS Newbie and Photographer and Model. Also I’ve got a new site in the paramedic realm coming soon as well.
Not having enough time has also meant I haven’t had a chance to bring to life the many OSX and iPhone app ideas I’ve had. Now I will have time to.
Hopefully the web sites will begin to bring in some income. I will also be offering my services as a freelance web developer, internet marketing consultant, and OSX/iPhone developer.
It will be an adventure, which used to be a regular part of my life and needed to be again. It is a little scary, but also exciting.