So much has changed since my last post.

I had a lot of plans willing to come out, each of them calling for my attention.

What changed since then? I'll tell you, in plain, simple, direct words. I got a new job.

Does it means that all of these plans have changed? Of course not! But the change is so fundamental... Whereas until now I've been at the mercy of the uncertainty, not knowing if I'd still be working at the same company a few years from now, I finally feel that I work somewhere where I can grow career-wise.

That's a bold statement, even premature. Well, this is a feeling, right. It's supposed to be premature.

In a few months I'll be able to get a better grip on my (hopefully) new reality. So far, it does look very promising.

But I digress, I was talking about my plans and the effect of my new job on them. I'll need to rethink some of them. New doors are open, and I still ponder if any closed at all, I believe not.

It'll be fun to re-read this post in a few months. Who knows what plans I'll be making then?
In my last post, I was trying to find what I'd be worried next. Well, it turns out that I have a lot of things to worry about, as you might have guessed.

Yeah, like, should I plan my next vacations? Should I save to buy an apartment? What certification is next? Should I enter a gym? Should I start my post-graduation studies?

As you can imagine, I want to answer YES to all of these questions. Alas, I'm just one. And that means that I've to pick one. Not an easy matter. Each of the above goals have its pros and cons. All of them, if you think dearly of each, have their pros outweighing the cons!

Now, that can be confusing, if you keep trying to weigh one over another, that is where the mistake is.

Well, pick one and go for it! That's a good answer, after all, all are good choices, any is better than none.

But one of all others is my personal favorite. Yeah! Vacation planning!! No, sorry, that *should* be my fav, but it ain't. It's pursuing my next certification, and I can give you a reasonable excuse: an advance in my certification - a significant one, is the necessary step to open doors to two other plans. Vacations and our own apartment.

That's a plan I've been procrastinating for almost a year, since I finished my CCNP. And it's about time I pull it back to the foreground again.

Oh! That brings another good Eternal Worry to the front! When, dear reader, when is the proper time to start one of your personal plans? Everybody has a plan right? Why do you keep it deep in your drawer? Why don't you start it? Why not today? Why not now?! You might say, oh that's easy for you to say, you're writing on a blog right now. So, that's not much for a plan startup...

It is. It's the materialization of my will to move my life forward. And maybe motivate you, dear reader, to help you start your plans too.

Shall we?
My vacations ended fast, life resumed, work resumed.

Right now life is pretty good. Got a lot of bills to pay, like everyone. But we're in a new apartment. Rented it quite quickly, moved in fast... Unboxed almost everything.

I have been wondering about what to do next. Oh, I didn't mention, did I? I'm on my final week of exams and after that I'll be finally graduated... into network technologies. Two years and a half of seeing people learn the basics of networking, getting a bit smarter about our trade... I maybe even got a few new friends.

As to finishing graduation itself. I don't care. Really. You might say, "oh yeah, you don't care, then why the heck are you talking about it?" Well, because that's the hook for the question. What next? As you, dear reader, must already wonder, I'm not worried about the endings. Endings are just like targets for me. Once I hit it I want to target something else.

I'm always wondering what I'll do next. At least that's how my mind works these days...

I remember worrying about how I'd pay my bills. How I would even survive in the next month. If I were performing fine at work. If this or that pain in the ass coworker would miss work tomorrow, or die shitting in the toilet...

Well, I digress. I used to worry a lot. That's the point. Right now I'm not worrying that much at all. That's what I've been worrying about. I mean, that I'm kinda worried about not being worried at all. Confusing? Nah, not really. Worrying perhaps.

Maybe I'm more self-confident. Maybe I just know that things will work out anyway. Maybe I realized that letting things happen won't hurt a bit.

So that leaves a lot of room to do other things. Like worrying about what to do next. What was that again?

Vacations! Time to work on Nothing!

I can't really remember the last time I had real vacations. No, I'm not visiting a new city, having the time of my life or walking the outback of Australia... I'm at home, playing PS3 and laying on my sofa the whole day.

What you maybe wondering, friendly reader... is "What?! You're doing nothing the whole day?" Yep, I am! Doing nothing with pride, with a complete sense that doing nothing is exactly what I had in mind for my vacations.

I've been covering my coworkers vacations and trainings since november last year, and boy, that is tiresome. Not stressful as my work marathon in '00, of course, that I hope I'll never do again. But tiresome anyway.

Alas, I'm on my 3rd official day of vacations, I still have 7 days of vacations to cover and I plan to enjoy each day doing absolutely nothing! Except, of course, eating, sleeping, drinking homebrew coffee, smoking and playing PS3! hehe

People travel on their vacations, visit their relatives, meet new people, new places... Hey, that is fun, except of course visiting relatives *grin*. If you ask if I want to do such things, yeah I want. Not these vacations, though. I enjoy all these things (no need to work on that, I'm as human as you are), but life has a lot of meaning everywhere. Be it away or at home.

Reader, when are your next vacations? Can you enjoy your vacations no matter where you are? I bet you can. Try it.