Rollercoaster ride




I am sure you have noticed that it’s been a while since I updated my blog.  Oh, and thank you PR for checking in on me.  I am fine, just busy. 


This last month has been a real rollercoaster ride. Over the last year or so I have been working part time in the evenings teaching classes on Process technology.   You may ask yourself, what is process technology? Or is there such a thing as a  process technologists?  It’s a fancy term for industrial mechanics training.  I have been doing this while working as a full time Controls System Specialist for the facilities department at my little Community College. 


I found that over the last year or so that I absolutely love being an instructor.  This of course began to elicit feelings of resentment towards my full time position.  What used to be fun and exciting was beginning to get in the way of what I really loved doing.  Too bad there wasn’t a way for me to take on teaching full time….


Then one day a few weeks ago I got a tap on my shoulder from another part time instructor.  He said that there is an opportunity to teach full time and that he was going to take the job, but he can’t due to scheduling conflicts.  He wanted to know if I was interested.  I said that I needed more information, but to toss my name in the hat anyway.


I got a call the next morning, they told me about the position and gave me two days think it over.  Oh, and by the way the job starts in a week. 


Well, I decided that the opportunity was just too good to pass up.  So after a bit of negotiating and soul searching, plus an interview or so I decided to give it a go.  I quit my nice secure job with the facilities department and jumped head first into full time teaching.  The other hitch is that it is for only one year, and then I am on my own.  A big risk but one I hope will pay off in the future.  At least for the next year I will be enjoying the ride and gaining experience in teaching and developing curriculum. 


The teaching job is to develop curriculum and teach new employees basic electrical theory and practical wiring for the new Nacelles plant that is being build in Brighton Colorado.  The company is Vestas.  For information on this wonderful company please look here.


So to make a long story shorter, when I left the Facilities department they took my company laptop and I had no convenient way to update my blog.  Now that I am working with Vestas I have less time, but have access to a computer again.  So I hope to update more often. 


BTW, part of the new job is a trip to Denmark for training. 

That should give me ample time to post more often and to add some interesting  photos.

More to come….


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9 thoughts on “Rollercoaster ride

  1. Mike says:

    Congrats on the new job and kudos for being brave enough to make the leap.

  2. Thanks,
    Its been a real adventure so far. I can’t wait to start actual instruction.

  3. planetross says:

    That is exactly what I thought happened to you!
    … I’m psychic!
    In fact I kept thinking this over and over again!
    … I’m psychlical!

    I’m glad you’re enjoying a change of pace.
    Best of luck!

  4. spudgun says:

    Its about damn time someone figured out how awesome and valuable you are PF. Go you!

    BurrowOwl sez ‘hi’.

  5. S. Le says:

    Brilliant! Congrats on the Instructorship and the training! Looking forward to the photos! I’ve never seen much of Denmark!

  6. Burrowowl says:

    Hey, I can say “hi” for myself, Spudgun!


  7. Thank you all so much for all the kind words.
    It’s really turned into a run ride with lots of spills and chills.

  8. Awesome! I think this sounds like a great move for you, (and I’m not just saying that because I’m getting back into teaching too.)

    Having your own classroom is the best feeling. I wish you the very best in this. Good on you!.

    _Turkish Prawn

  9. Layman Pong says:


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