Well, that didn’t long. After only seven weeks of coursework in my Data Science program I have decided that it’s not for me. I can rationalize all I want but it basically boils down to the fact that I value my free time much more than I realized.
This really came to light during the six-part mid-term, which took me over twelve hours to complete. Although it is somewhat comforting to know that I was not alone (over 50% of the class fell into this category) it was still a wake-up call. Did I want to spend the next few years of my life doing homework every weekend?
It was a tough decision. The good thing is that I get my evenings and weekends back for more personal and family activities.