A colleague of mine recently inquired about some plans I had in my life. The discussion was brief, and the reminder of these plans had a focusing effect on me. I am not really at all where I need to be to bring these plans into fruition. This is largely because I'm not making enough and, as you all know, things cost money. I've been advised by other friends, who have been in the working world for a considerable time longer than me, that it is doubtful that I would receive a raise in my current position to match what I need to make. With that thought, I'm on the hunt again for something as challenging at least and more lucrative than a start-up.
Although my time in this current position has been brief, I have gained valuable knowledge and skills. By no means am I an expert on these topics by now, but I feel I can easily move forward with the knowledge I have now to other applications.