Category: Career Change

New Admiration for Sheet Metal Workers

This is what I have spent all my time doing this past week. Sheet metal work, especially with three dimensional forms, is HARD!. These plans: And these tools: Became this “wing.” The B, wasn’t the […]

AMAM

I debated whether I should post about sexism, because generally I try to keep a positive attitude about being a woman in a male-dominated field. And, the positive attitude is largely justified, because most of […]

The Possible Will Take a Little While

Back when I was working at Microsoft I had no free time because I was working all the time. Then I left Microsoft and looked forward to having lots of time to catch up on […]

Time is Going to Pass Regardless

In 4.5 weeks I will be done with airplane school. I mean, really, really done. Finit. It’s kind of blowing my mind because it really does feel as if I started just a few days […]

Update on Some Random Stuff

A while back I mentioned that I am going to republish Raising John through Booktrope. I am really excited about this opportunity, but I am having to rein in my excitement until I can find […]

Fixing – Not Just for Airplanes

Two things that have changed significantly since I left Microsoft and started airplane mechanic school: I have more time to do things around the house, because I no longer work punishingly long days; I know […]

As the Propeller Turns – That’s a Wrap Edition

I survived the quarter! It doesn’t sound like that much of a feat, but given the drama of the past few weeks, there were a few times when I really wanted the end to come […]

As the Propeller Turns – Stuff Gets Real Edition

I’m in the last week of my penultimate quarter of airplane mechanic school. Fun times. Here’s a sampling of occurrences since last week: Apparently I upset my classmate, Young Guy Who Acts Like a Crabby […]

As the Propeller Turns – Human Factors Edition

I have a classmate (known in other posts as Young Guy Who Acts Like a Crabby Old Guy) who flies into a rage every time I suggest that I know something he doesn’t know, or […]