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Perpetual Challenge: Student vs. Consultant 2

Things have been pretty busy lately for me (Not surprisingly). When I’m not working, almost all of my spare time is occupied by my studies. It’s a difficult balance to be both a good Consultant and a good Student.

If I were to use an analogy to describe it, it would be like having two wives at the same time (who didn’t know about each other). You need to please them both but when you spend more time with one, you’re taking away from the other. Unless you can find a way to spend time with both of them at the same time, you’re never going to be a good husband to either one of them.

Such is my school/work life. I can’t be the best at either as long as I’m doing both. Thankfully it’s only another 3 weeks before I have my final exams and then I’ll be back to normal for a while. I think I’m going to just take 1 course at a time (Instead of 2) to help stay more focused on my work.

Here are a couple snaps I took of the books that are contributing to my history essay that I took with my new Canon SD1100 IS. Back to reading!

2 thoughts on “Perpetual Challenge: Student vs. Consultant

  1. Reply Scarbs Nov 18, 2008 7:17 pm

    I’m glad I only took the one course. I have to admit your other course is pretty cool though!

  2. Reply Chris R. Chapman Nov 24, 2008 3:22 pm

    Good post, Jim. I suggest a corollary: It’s just as challenging to be a consultant who has to manage multiple roles, eg. “project lead/manager”, “developer”, “client-facing liaison”. I find IT more like the jealous mistress rather than wife. Same dynamics apply.

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