Only gone and done it
Done what, you say?
Done your TMA?
Made your tea?
Been caught dancing to a Madonna track?
Only gone and quit work.
Four weeks to go…. eeeek. What have I done?
Let me back up and explain….
Work has recently acquired new management. And things have changed.
And I’m not enjoying it. And neither are many of my colleagues.
Many have quit. Though they did find alternative employment first.
Not me. I stepped over the edge, not knowing how far up I was. And, consequently, how far there is to fall.
Now approaching free-fall, I have to say it’s not at all scary.
I always wanted to go to uni full-time but never got there – always landed decent jobs with some quick-tongued reasoning which bypassed the uni questions.
But now, I can. Sort of.
I am going to add SM358 – the quantum world – to M337, plus two, if not three, actuarial exams.
The equivalent of full-time study, met in the comfort of my own pad.
It’s only for a year. And I am seriously looking forward to it.
40-50 hours a week of study, at the times I want, where I want, and with whom I want.
I can spend days at relatives’ houses, at friends in London, Manchester, wherever really.
This isn’t justification for quitting my job, it’s just fact.
I didn’t consider the justifications – I just decided to walk off the edge.
The landing may be abrupt, or it might be lined with springy, spongy foam.
Right now, I don’t care – I owe myself that year of “full-time uni”. And I’m taking it.
Man against text book. Like a holiday. Only better.
Block B of complex analysis starts next week.
So does study for the actuarial CT1 and CT3 exams which I was going to sit last year, but ran out of free time.
I’ll also need to brush up on angular momentum, vector calculus, Fourier series etc for the quantum course, which has a February kick-off.