Currently, I’m studying for the Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) exam aiming to get back certified as many of them expired through the years.
But I was thinking, “why am I doing this?”
The answer is easy – it’s what I have always done.
It’s familiar and comfortable. It’s an area that I’ve been in for some time, and easy to keep going.
Is this a good answer, though? I’ve been really unhappy recently and want to change things. So why am I doing the same things I’ve always done and going in the same direction that I am going?
I could say that it’s because I have all these responsibilities that I need to continue to fulfil. After all, I do like what I do. But the answer is really that change is hard and scary, and it’s easier to be safe.
I should let go of those attachments and do something different. Try something new. Pursue other interests.
Some front-end design. A little artwork. Grow a kitchen garden. Build a robot.
There are so many other things to do out there; why stick with something that I somehow, by chance, got into.
So that’s what I’m going to do. Something different. Something new.
But first, let me complete the CISM. It’s still good to have a backup.