and maintainer of:
I have been working on fixing RT3 tickets for half a year now and I know I am going to do this for the next 6 months (at least).
The problem is that the sheer amount of work and the size of the team I am part of, I get really tired from the job (am I burning out?), meaning when I get home, I do not have any energy left to do any programming.
I have dreamed of becoming an ISV for quite some time and this is my ambition. But due to the factors pointed out above I cannot find the time and energy to realize this. Even though I have a network and everything it still requires a lot of foot work.
Apart from my ambition for my future I currently feel my career is stagnating - I do not get to do any programming and my personal preferences for a job are not fullfilled to the extent I would like to - I have tried to address this with my boss, but it does not seem to fit into his grand plan.
So I am considering the drastic move of terminating my current employment and going back to school.
I have followed an education which I never really finished - I am not sure whether it is necessary to finish it, but I would like to use my brains a bit and do some programming again.
Possibly I would be able to finish my education in 2 semesters - that would mean that I would need to find out what I want to do by the end of 2004. Whether I should find a new job, start my of company or continue education.
Right now I am investigating whether I can start this semester, next thing will be to figure out the economic aspect. There are several scenarios - but lets see what happens...