I have been giving a lot of thought to going back to work. My moods have been pretty even and I think I am starting to get into the proper frame of mind. Here’s the thing. It has been four and a half years since I was on the job. I had been working in the high tech field for thirteen years. When I stopped working I was a “Senior Systems Engineer, Manager.” I may have stopped working but you can bet technology hasn’t done anything but change and get more complex. Looking back at it now, I don’t want to work at the level I was when I stopped. I am convinced the pressure of that job played a big part in pushing me over the edge. I do, however, want to go back to the hi tech line of work. In conclusion, I think I need to go back to school and catch up. I also think that going back to school will give me an idea of how prepared I really am for the working life.
Has anyone gone back to work after a psychotic break or other mental illness that kept you out of work for an extended period of time? I’d like to hear from you.