Nah, nothing as fun as college. It's to get my E-911 certification. I'm almost done now. I have a simulator to do next Mon and a written test Tues, then it's back to night shifts.
The job is mainly what's tying up my time. My typical day: 6:30pm-6:30am---work. I sleep between 6-8 hrs. Get up as the wife and kids get home and eat a quick dinner, then go back to work. And staring at 3-4 monitors for 12 hours doesn't make me want to run right home and look at my own PC, lol.
I will be on more often eventually, but right now all my concentration is on this job. Besides taking this class, just learning all the aspects of the job is very mentally draining. It's fun, don't get me wrong. I'm really enjoying it. But there's so much to learn its ridiculous. Besides just taking emergency calls, I'm learning how to dispatch the fire dept for actual fires and for fire rescue. This means you're directing and communicating with sometimes 8-10 engines, trucks, rescue units, etc all at one time. Plus I'm learning the Police dispatch side, which is even more intense. Hell, just trying to remember all the signals and codes used over the air is taxing.
Like I said, I'm not going away. I just have to focus on my job right now.