Something new – 1 year later

Time for me to face the music and update what I have been up to – the good, the bad and the ugly.

The Good:
I am back in school doing my prereqs for my masters. Been in school now for 3 semesters and am currently in Calc I. It was harder then I thought it would be to go back to school. Not just for the additional work, but getting back into the mindset and just finding the time for it. Since I am still doing my normal work and presenting at 2-3 conferences a year (rather then cutting back as I originally planned), finding time, energy and will power has been harder then I thought.

The Bad:
Currently I am only taking 1 class a semester. If I want to get this done any time before the second coming, I need to see about bumping that up to 2 per semester and not sure how the hell I will fit that in with everything else and still stay sane.

The Ugly:
Forget reading O’Reilly’s “Doing Data Science” by Cathy O’Neil and Rachel Schutt and learning R. Who the heck has the time for it?