The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

I keep thinking about that old Staples commercial where you see a dad dancing along pushing a cart laden with school supplies, followed by two sullen-looking children. I think I speak for most parents when I say: thank God it’s almost back to school!

Actually, the kids aren’t the only ones who are going to learn. I’ve been pondering future career paths and I think I finally came up with one that should be a good fit: technical writing. I’ve dismissed the idea in the past because it’s deadly dull, but it involves editing, organizing and logical thought, so it should be right up my alley. Plus it’s in demand, which is not something you can say about most writing specialties. Anyhow, I signed up for a technical communication course (it’s online through SFU), and if that goes well I could go on to do the full certificate program, so we’ll see. I’m excited!