After spending the last 6 months preparing to do an upgrade on a 1million (1,000,000) application I honestly feel worn out and spent (the upgrade went great btw). I go to certain sites (like Tech Exams: http://www.techexams.net/index.shtml) and see how people progress towards their goals and it makes me feel like I am not moving at all. I don't feel like I am "growing" like I would like. It's hard to explain but I feel like I am treading water. I know where I want to go (sort of) and a SOC (security operations center) seems like my goal. I want to run my businesses security expertly but it seems like there is always something but not enough time in the day. The days seem to just blend into each other with no real purpose. Work>School>Home rinse and repeat. Plus I am not doing as well in school as I would like. Sigh it just seems like I need to make a change. My wife and mom think I need to stop comparing myself to everyone else but I don't know what else to do. How else do you measure growth?
Sigh. I whine too much lol.