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I have been lost ever since I stepped off my plan after the emergency landing when heading out to Narbik’s. I have to thank Joe for keeping the blogs atleast updated with new material for the past seven weeks. My goals just became disconnected from Area 0 it seems 🙂 Well with a new year starting there is no better time to recreate them and move forward I guess.

I have accepted the fact that I am going to have to retake the written exam. How much that really pains me to accept I just accepted it and moved on. This time though I think I am going to lab more along side of it. Makes it alot less punishing to study nine hundread pages of theory with practicing labs on the same subjects.

First thing I really need to do is get my week with Narbik rescheduled. I am going to attend Internetwork Experts 5 day camp as well. I just need to decide on a date for that, but that will come a while after Narbik’s. I plan on attending Narbik’s twice hopefully. Everything will become a bit fuzzy after April because I will be up for jury duty then. Hopefully I won’t be picked, or even called upon. If I am hopefully it is just for something small and quick.

There are a few things around the house that also need addressing such as finishing one half of the basement. Somehow when you have a child who is experiencing his first Christmas it means he is getting more gifts than your house can hold. So we really need to do this to have a little more room in the house. Hopefully that will not take all that long to do. ..

Comments

5 Responses to “By losing your goal, You have lost your way. – Friedrich Nietzsche”

  1. David Sudjiman on January 2nd, 2009 5:01 pm

    It’s funny to know that I’m not alone. I’ve lost my study time during Christmas too.

    Excuses never make progress, don’t they?

  2. CCIE Journey on January 2nd, 2009 5:08 pm

    No, no they don’t…

  3. CCIEDownunder on January 2nd, 2009 9:59 pm

    At least the holidays are over and you can get back to studying :).

    If you have to take the written again, it shouldn’t be too much of a pain after going over Narbiks books. I’d suggest you take the written when you have a firm lab date in site, that way you have time to play with…

  4. Scott V on January 2nd, 2009 10:40 pm

    Hi CJ,

    Having just went through written prep for recert purposes, I can tell you that the 3rd edition of the Cert Guide is a worthy investment even if you already own the 2nd edition; it maps very well to the new blueprint (my first experience with v3.0 of the exam predated the release of the new book edition and there were some pretty significant disconnects between the two). I would keep the 2nd edition on my bookshelf because some valuable content was cut in the 3rd edition to make way for new material that was added to the v3.0 blueprint. But definitely bite the bullet and buy the new edition for this go-’round.

    I think you’ll actually find it a great refresher. I know I did. And likely it’ll be a great kickstart to your lab prep efforts if you do in fact lab things up along the way as you’ve said.

    Best!

    Scott

  5. Joe A on January 4th, 2009 1:21 am

    Welcome back brotha!

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