So I heard an interesting phrase from a networking engineering buddy of mine: ‘Cert Mode’. You can typically tell when someone is in ‘Cert Mode’ when you do not see them for a month or two then suddenly call you up out of the blue super excited about the cert they just got and want to celebrate.
While I do not agree that one has to go off the radar for months at a time to be in
Cert Mode I can personally get behind the mentality of wanting to better oneself, to reach for more, and absorb knowledge in the pursuit of being more useful, knowledgeable, and generally sharp minded.
To everyone out there striving for more I salute you and wish you the best.