For those who read this blog and care, I'm happy to announce that I took the first steps on my big project - I got the shot. And I didn't even pass out.
School is on hold for now - the route I want to go isn't available right now. I won't be able to start, probably, until the fall. So, if I am going to go, it will be then.
I'm still tracking employment opportunities, but the market is rough. I get a lot of hits for the type of work I don't want to do, and nothing for the type of work I'm really looking for. It's a little frustrating.