Whether pigs have wings

"The time has come," the Walrus said,
"To talk of many things:
Of shoes--and ships--and sealing-wax--
Of cabbages--and kings--
And why the sea is boiling hot--
And whether pigs have wings."

~ from "The Walrus and the Carpenter" by Lewis Carroll

Those of you who've known me, or read my blog in any of its incarnations over the last couple of years, understand my fondness for "The Walrus and the Carpenter" and in particular this little bit.

The last couple of years have been full of upheaval - a wedding, a layoff, a move back home, umpteen temporary jobs that never quite panned out, a dark period of double unemployment last year, and then the move to East Jesus. I've taken a dozen steps back career-wise in the hopes of doing something different and changing the options ahead of me going forward, and am dealing with the subsequent depression related to making less than half of what I had become accustomed (not to mention What I Do being mind-numbingly degrading at times.)

So, aside from debating whether pigs have wings, it's time to talk of many things:

- First, buckling down to get this certification test done. Whether it means anything immediately for me or not, I want to just get it out of the way and over.

- Second, researching options for completing my Bachelor's. If you're a kid out there contemplating whether or not to finish your degree - finish the blasted thing. It has haunted me since the last day I went to school, some almost-eleven years ago.

- Third, getting out of this blasted rut. I struggle with ruts as a general rule anyway, and this rut is really starting to take its toll on me in all aspects of self. Time to shake things up and try something different.

Perhaps not "many" things, but important things on my mind as we start the second half of 2009.