So on this Thanksgiving Day, I am going to post a summary of my earnings from various money earning websites. I figure it is good for me to post this sort of thing somewhere just so that I can look back and see how I did versus previous goals. I know that usually happens closer to New Years, but that will likely be taken by other yearly stuff that this doesn’t entirely fit with. Plus, to be honest, I really am thankful for these sites as they have helped me get by some hard times! Continue reading
This week is the culmination of five years at a company at a crap job, where I did get a promotion once, but that promotion was in essence the same job as was previous. This week was the last thing to change in my life in the last year. This week, I got a new job. I am now a Business Analyst, in the same company as always, but in a drastically different position in which I no longer have to take phone calls! YAY! I now get to do what I’ve always liked about my previous job but didn’t get the opportunity to do near enough, problem solving.
I like my last job quite a bit initially, at least until they started adding phone lines to my department which had very little to do with us. And these lines, while sometimes tolerable were one of the main things that drove me away. I’ve told more than one person that had they not done that, there would have been no way in hell that I would have accepted this position. Not that there is anything wrong with this position, but I just loved the old one that much.
One of the main reasons for that is that this position could potentially be a temporary one. The project that I am working on is only a project for the next 9 months. After that point, they could review the work that I have done and decide that they don’t want to keep me on and let me go. That is scary as heck to think about. However, the Business Lead in the area assured me that they don’t usually do that and they can’t think of any time that they have had to in the years that they worked here. Generally what happens is that once on project is over, you move to a different project. This I understand, but the concern is still there!
I realize that with this job, I need to hit the ground running. I want to prove that I was worth bringing in and that I am worth keeping around every minute that I am here. And hopefully when the end of this project comes, they not only move me to another good project, but potentially a better project with a better position. I do look at this particular position as a stepping stone to better ones. Continue reading
Today is my birthday. I am now 35 years old. I feel like I’m 25 mentally, suppose that is good, but I feel like I”m 50 physically. It is weird thinking of my life. Continue reading
Our Cabin Fever Retreat hit a little late this year. Usually we like to get out of time sometime in January or February, this year we put it off until the last weekend of March. To be honest, we probably needed it much earlier though. This year we decided to take a trip to Schaumburg, IL and window shop at the mall and Ikea. This may seem like odd to some, but we love Ikea and really this trip is always about just get away for cheap and window shopping kinda does that. Continue reading
I find myself being more existential of late. The reason for this is pretty obvious to me, I Have a friend that went to jail yesterday. When the whole process started with him, it just came completely out of left field and even now that he is away I still find it hard to believe. Continue reading
Every now and then I look up people from my past just to see what they are doing. Well last night I found an ex-girlfriend, one which I very much still care about and had previously been unable to find. It was very relieving to find her and see that she was doing ok, looks like she is married as well. In finding this info, I had a couple of reactions. Continue reading
What a weird year 2012 was. I think if one word were to sum it up, change would be that word. New place to live, new living situation, new cat, new car, and though I don’t have a new job, it did change a bit. Continue reading
Depression is a funny thing. Well… not funny ha ha, but you know funny. I am definitely depressed right now. It is all I can do to not cry pretty much everywhere I am. It is weird too because I don’t think that things are generally that much worse than they have been previously. Continue reading
One of the guys who works with me is another wannabe writer just like myself. He introduced to me the concept of Novel Writing Month which is every November. The idea of it is to write a novel start to finish in the month of November. I gotta say, what a freaking terrible idea. Ok so maybe not that terrible. There are a few really good reasons why this is good, but there are a lot of reasons why it is a bad idea. Continue reading
It seems fitting that the time of the year is Autumn. A time of change. Everything in my life seems to be changing too, for better or worst has yet to be seen. Continue reading