The Boston Travel Diaries: First Time Flying in Years

The Boston Travel Diaries: First Time Flying in Years

I probably won’t be posting every day, but I will be posting a few times during my trip. It’s a business trip so it’s not like I’m doing anything extremely exciting to post about. But it is my first trip for business ever and first time flying in years. Pretty sure it’s been seven or eight years since my last flight.​ And I thought this might be a fun idea.…

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Looking Back at June 2022

Looking Back at June 2022

I've officially been at my new job for a full month and have spent the entire time training. It's been interesting, as it's felt like I've been at school for a month instead of actually working. There have been homework assignments, presentations, and demonstrations of knowledge. I'll be curious to see what happens once I get into actually working tasks/issues. But so far it's been non-stop learning. I finished off the month by giving a demonstration of what I had learned thus far and will have several more of these next month. I think it went pretty well, and I found it interesting how to go into the presentation, as it was different from how I gave trainings in the past.…

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Looking Back on May 2022

Looking Back on May 2022

Finally! I'm back to working full-time after three months of being out of a job. I was seriously feeling the effects of that. My mind was shattered almost constantly (like I struggled to think or concentrate on one thing at a time), and I was struggling mentally with how to cope. The one thing I had to look forward to in the last month was that I was starting a new job. What I find a little funny, the last two jobs I interviewed for and started with both had start dates very close to my birthday. I'm going to be in what they call "training" for the next six months, but I'm excited about this next chapter.…

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Looking Back on April 2022

Looking Back on April 2022

Another month has come and gone. I spent the first half of this month in a state of stress. Two months of being unemployed were starting to get to me. I had multiple interviews and jumped through a lot of hoops (essays, presentations, etc.) only to be told "the company changed their mind on hiring" or to hear nothing at all. Luckily, I got a job offer from a company I've heard good things about. I won't start the new job until the middle of May, but I'm excited to start that next chapter. I just need to chill for another month, but I'm not stressed about what's going to happen next. I already know. It's just going to take some time before it starts.…

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Looking Back on March 2022

Looking Back on March 2022

My string of bad luck continued into March. Besides not finding a new job, literally, every application of mine was rejected or came back with "we're going with other applicants at this time", my computer decided that I was no longer allowed to play video games after I finished Hollow Knight. I have professionally worked for a decade with computers, you would think I would be able to fix this issue rather easily. But nope... I did next to everything I could think of. …

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Looking Back on February 2022

Looking Back on February 2022

I'm really sick of major life events. I swear something major has happened every month for the last year if not more. This month started with losing my job. The first job I've ever been fired from and I can't believe the explanation I was given. I have my own conspiracy on what happened, but ultimately it doesn't matter. I don't have a job anymore. I gave them almost a decade of my life, and now that chapter is over. I'm trying to look on the bright side, which is really hard because I'm not an optimist. …

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Looking Back on January 2022

Looking Back on January 2022

Even though I'm not doing goals for 2022, I'm still going to continue with writing out everything I accomplished at the end of each month. Mainly as a diary for myself to look back on everything I managed to do. Ultimately my plan for the year is just to experience new things by playing video games I never have before (a lot of Nintendo games that were on consoles I never had growing up along with others), have fun creatively with art and body painting, and finish writing my novel (without restarting it as I have for the last few years every time I near the ending). On top of that, I think at some point this year I might get another dog, a puppy to be specific, I would like to get one while Pixie still has a pep to her step so she can help train the little one before her elder years. Plus, Pixie ultimately does better when there's another dog around.…

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Reflecting on October and Goals for November 2021

Reflecting on October and Goals for November 2021

October and my favorite holiday are over. A lot happened in October for me. A good portion of that was stressful. From my dad being put into assisted living and his power of attorney trying to guilt-trip my sister and me to talk to him for the first time in eight years (not going to happen), to listening to our old neighbors complain about squatters that moved into his foreclosed home, to almost losing my job... it's been a bit much. Not that there weren't other elements that I loved from this past month. I've had a blast being creative, read some great books, and enjoyed playing new games that I saw pieces of before. So, I thought I would reflect on the elements I loved from the last month as well as go over my goals from last month as well as the ones I have for this month.…

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