Quote of the Moment

"Beep Industries currently has no openings. This is a good thing. Any number of career paths are better than game development. Lots of jobs are more lucrative and far less work. We hear marketing and animal husbandry are filled with potential."

Monday, January 2, 2012

New Year, New Blog Posts!

Happy New Year everyone! Granted if you’re reading this, it’s a post that’s probably been up for a few days, but that’s the way things go around here.

It’s been a busy couple of months. I’ve largely settled in to a new routine of job hunting and getting to know my kids again, which has included some interesting challenges of their own. Meanwhile I think I’ve mostly come to terms with leaving my last job. There are definitely some perks to no longer being associated with Huge Global Multimedia-MegaCorp, especially when I no longer have to facepalm at some new bit of media produced by one of our other divisions. There’s also been the pleasant realization that for the work I was doing at HGMMC, I should have been making significantly more money than what I actually was.

I’m also realizing that while it seems counter-intuitive, I’m actually less stressed out now than I was for the last six or eight months of working. Turns out that constant crunch really was starting to take a toll on my stress level. A couple of my bad habits that indicate stress have just sort of gone away, after resurfacing hard in the last couple of years.

This is starting to sound like one of those incredibly annoying articles about the “funemployed” that the LameStream media was publishing back with the Obama Recession started. Ick. Let me assure you that isn’t the case here. While I am definitely enjoying some unexpected benefits of leaving a somewhat toxic work environment, I am very much focused on finding my next gig. I love my kids, but I was never meant to be a stay-at-home dad. But in the meantime, it’s nice to be playing games, and catching up with my favorite shows again.

Until next time,

For those with wings, fly to your dreams.