I received my latest marks early this week. I'm very happy with them as I had worked very hard to achieve them. Congrats to me! WooHoo!
Time is now flying by very quickly in this course. It only seemed like yesterday when I first started down this new path in life and it is now nearing its' completion. There are less than four months of school left. Unlike a lot of the other students in the class, I have enjoyed every moment of my time there. This is understandable as I have a lifetime of life experience behind me already and can look at things with different (read: "old") eyes. I feel young again, just like I did when I was in my early twenties and attending university. But with a more realistic outlook on future prospects and goals.
I also recently started my internship a few months earlier than anticipated simply due to the training required for a new part-time job that had come my way. The job is only one to three days a month and will certainly not pay many bills, but it helps. The internship, on the other hand, is a few days a week and occurs after class is over. It makes my day very long and I'm exhausted by the end of it, but I'm learning some new things and get to see Network Administration in real life versus just reading about the things that need to be done in a book. I'm enjoying it and feel more useful and productive with my time.
To be honest, most of what I do I already know from previous life experience with computers and troubleshooting. Only a small fraction of the work involves what I learned in the course so far even though it is totally relevant to the course materials. I'm sure new things will come up quickly as there are going to be upgrades to the network very soon that I will be involved with first hand. I should learn new things at that time.
All in all, things are going fairly well in my life, if a bit exhausting. I hope to be able to translate my current successes into a real job upon graduation.