I just realized my last post in this blog was May 20th. Since then, I worked a six-week contract at rPath to update some documentation. Afterward, they extended me an offer to come back to my original position with the company: technical writer. I accepted that offer and started this week as a full-time permanent "docs person."
It is good to be working again. The contract work with rPath, along with my ongoing freelance writing for HowStuffWorks.com (under the pen name Stephanie Crawford), has been an enjoyable way to rebuild my professional confidence. With the resuming of a salaries position, I have been given the opportunity to put things back together again, and a second chance to plan my finances better knowing the type of job market that's out there for people with my experience.
I was also readmitted to N. C. State so that I can finish my Computer Science undergraduate degree. I had almost three years of CSC coursework completed when I changed majors to Mathematics Education. After I got the Math Ed degree in 1996, I didn't think I would ever return to do university coursework. Now, I am looking forward to getting back into the geeky things I loved about CSC, with a renewed perspective to motivate me.
Now, off to do the stuff I get paid for. :-)