2013 Halfway Point
Posted on September 1st, 2013

... or something of the sort

Author Note: This post was written in June 2013. Today is September 1, 2013… so yeah. I didn’t feel like editing it for the change so just your timey wimey imagination and read this post as if it were June 2013.

Here we are at the halfway mark of 2013. Needless to say, it’s been a busy year where I wish I had more time with this and less time with that—the website and writing two of the things I wish I had more time. I’m also just realizing that this is my first post of 2013… yikes! I’d apologize, but it’s probably an offense I will continue to commit, in fact, I know it is. 

So, 2013. Let’s see, I changed jobs, going from one dead-ender to another, but at least I have a night schedule that allows me to attend daytime college classes which will finally start to come in handy starting in the Fall and will continue from there. I could rant on vaguely about my new-ish job, but yeah… it’s a means to an end. The “end” to which I’m still traveling towards is graphics and design. I’m finally learning what it’s like to enjoy school thanks to the Visual Communication (VisCom) program at Austin Community College. My only regret is not finding this path sooner or when free time was in higher supply, but I’m doing my best to enjoy it now and make the most of it despite a pesky 40 hour job getting in the way.

The sad truth of all of this though is that writing has taken a fairly comfy, but unhappy back seat to all that has been going on. I started the year still knee deep in a work project that drained all my mental energy and all for not since I probably got erased from the history books due to leaving before it was finished. Oh well, not my legacy and it would be sad if it was. Then came the new job and learning all the ins and outs of how to deal with crazy Texans while dusting off the ol’ study cap and tackling my first class in VisCom. Yada, yada, yada and here I am at work chipping away at this post in the middle of a summer semester tackling my limit of two classes.

Author note #2: Is “yada, yada, yada” one of those phrases that people will soon forget or forget where it gained its popularity? 10 points for knowing the reference without Google (or Bing).

Honestly, I wish I had more time to write and maybe even revamp the site since I’ve learned a lot in just a semester and a half of school. As it is, some days I feel like I bounce between school and work while holding dear the precious bits of free time I have with my wife relaxing, enjoying Summer movies, and trying to recharge on my days off.

It’s not all doom and gloom though. I really and truly enjoy my classes and often wish I had less job and more school. As far as writing goes, I’d love to try and write in the little bits of free time at work, but my job is not exactly one that inspires creative writing, unless I wanted to write from the perspective of a morally gray villain—that, I could probably conjure up quite well. Plus, it seems many have abandoned the night shift and free time is a scarce commodity, and Texans are not abandoning abusing, neglecting, and exploiting children, elderly, and disabled people.

For now, we’ll see what comes. I won’t make any promises, but I’m not abandoning this ship either.


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