Well, I’ve got neither of those weighing me down lately, and I’m finding that “weighing me down” is definitely an unfair term to apply to either a job or a relationship. In some ways, they’re both work, but both uplifting, on a mental level that goes beyond mood. Self-worth.
But it seems to me that the last week or so has been really good, at least on the job hunt front. I have a very, very hot lead back in my Minnesota hometown; basically my dad ran into a friend of his who was looking, told me about it, and I sent him my resume Friday. Some phone tag later, it’s Monday night and I take a C++ aptitude test online... Expecting to hear back within a couple of days, I instead hear back 20 minutes later. “Talk to our project manager for a bit.” I do, and it all sounds very, very promising. I guess I did well on the test; it felt difficult but doable. Lots of obscure corner case questions about C++, it was kinda neatly written.
In other news, I applied for an Open CourseWare position at MIT, and have hopes of hearing good news from that at some point. Then I wouldn’t have to move to Minnesota, and would be working at MIT where I think I could take a class a semester. This isn’t a pure dev position, acting more of the enabler than developer, but that may be what I’m really suited for anyway.
It feels really good to think I could keep on doing development after all, though it feels kinda bad to be leaving behind the teaching possibility... But I guess that will always be there, waiting, right? Right? Hmm.