Holy smokes. It seems that I don't like updating my own page much. The last time I updated this page was probably in 2001. Well, I don't work for Practical Consulting Group anymore. I was laid off because the company folded. Teaches me not to work for a start up company again. I went unemployed for a month of so and found a job as a contract to hire with TASQ Technology. And there I stayed for 6 years. And now, I'm off onto my newest adventure working as a consultant for Logic House with the client being CalPERS. Yeah, I guess you can say I work with Michael. Come back in a few months and ask me then if I like my job. Right now, it's too early to tell.
Of course, most of you all know that we just had our third child. And yes, I finally got that little girl I've been wanting for so long. After giving birth to Mackenzie, I took quite some time off from work and it was fun. I enjoyed staying at home and doing nothing and not worrying about how to put out the next blazing fire at work. I liked it so much that I thought about not going to back to work, but that would mean selling our house and move into a smaller one. Michael can't support us all by himself. Also, I just hate sitting around and providing no contribution whatsoever. Finally, you just never know about the future. If for some really really bad unforeseen reason Michael and I split up, it will be very difficult for myself to get back into the industry. So, for all those reasons, I went back to work.
Working and being a full time mother has been very tiresome. TASQ is a company that resides up in Rocklin and I live in Elk Grove. Driving up to Rocklin and then back home to Elk Grove was a very long and painful commute each day. And oddly enough, I did it for almost 6 years. (Crazy, ain't I?) By the end of the day, I get very tired therefore have very little energy left for the family. I just want to go to bed and do nothing. During my time off, I realize that my situation with TASQ had to change somehow. I didn't like the commute and was wasting a lot of precious time by commuting that much. Working that far from home was taking away the enjoyment and fun of my kids and husband. Well, that led me to find a new job. CalPERS is much closer and I get to see my family much more. Although I'm still tired after work (because it's WORK), I have more time to spend with the them.
Because I am a contractor now, I am looking at ways to improve myself to make myself more marketable so I'm planning on taking continuing education classes. I am hoping to be able to get the PMP certification so I'm going back to CSUS for classes to prepare me for this exam. I am also looking into taking some technical classes to get myself more knowledgeable with the current web development languages such as Java and .NET.
Goals. Still the same. Make more money and retire when I'm 55, but now, I know how to get myself there. Find myself a better paying job and put a ton of it into my 401K. Of course, there is a shorter path, win the lottery!
Hopefully, it won't be another 7 years before I update myself again.