I took a few months off in June and July due to moving to a new house.  I was back in August where I wrote about the continual learning process.  One of the examples I used was related to the usefulness of software on the job.  I am a tried and true 'hardware' guy but the more I work in the field of engineering the more I realize how important and valuable software can be.  I've had to continually learn on the job in many aspects, but software has definitely been a challenging one for me.  I encourage you to read more here: Learning Is Not Just for New Engineers.  Please also stay tuned as I'll have another blog post up soon during September.