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On Being a Twentysomething

Ooh boy. This is one of those posts I knew I’d get to at some point but never really imagined it being here. The weird thing is that I knew exactly when it should be written. Today. I needed it out today because as of today, I am no longer in my twenties. In years past, I’ve tried to sum up only the previous year and what it meant to me. But this occasion is so momentous and it’s more than a year. It’s a decade. It’s Continue reading →

Leaving CODAworx

The CODAworx beginning After two and a half years at CODAworx, I put in my two weeks notice. It did not end up being or feeling like I had imagined. I expected feelings of regret and nervousness to kick in, but for many reasons, those feelings hardly came through. CODAworx was a job I took as a stepping stone. I wasn’t happy being a project manager for ICD Translation. It was dull work and it wasn’t being run well. I took the job at ICD Continue reading →

Rust Magazine

I don’t think it’s much of a secret, but I’m not overly enthusiastic about the translation business. It’s not what I see myself doing for the rest of my life but for now it pays the bills. I’m okay with that. That being said, I’m constantly looking for ways for me to advance my career in a different direction. I think of hair brained schemes, I email strangers out of the blue, creep job boards, and even send résumés. More often than not, these actions don’t Continue reading →

Long-Distance Relationship Again

Yesterday, I helped Ellie move into her new apartment. Once again, after six months of living so close to one another, we are in a long-distance relationship. Now, the distance doesn’t worry me because that’s how we started. Then, the distance was greater than it is now and since it was the beginning of a relationship, things were more rocky. I know she’s only an hour and fifteen minutes away from me. I can drive over any time I’m free. Also, she has a car Continue reading →

Where I’ve Been and Why I Haven’t Been Writing

I’ve really wanted to sit down and write more since I’ve gotten home but it’s been a blur of just about everything. Everyone seems to want to see me and I want to see everyone. I’ve been visiting friends for belated holidays and bachelor parties. I’ve been visiting friends for the sake of visiting friends. On top of all that, I was hunting for a job which takes a lot of time and a lot out of you when you set a personal quota of Continue reading →

School, Travel, Work, and Cleaning but no Excuses

Guys, I’m sorry, I’ve been busy. I really want to write every day but…no excuses. Here’s what I’ve been up to. Closing things up and focusing on work I have had trouble figuring out why I’ve been so exhausted this semester. I get home from school and I have so little energy. When people ask what I do, I tell them I do nothing. I’d like to read or do something resembling productivity but I’m too beat. What I think it is is that my Continue reading →

Proposed Writing Retreat

If you remember last year, I had an ambitious November. I wanted to take 30 days to make myself a better man, and I did. I wanted to do 100 push-ups and 100 sit-ups each day, and I did. I also wanted to complete NaNoWriMo, and I did. It was ambitious and by the end I was absolutely drained in every aspect of my life, but it felt great to do all those things on top of my daily activities. This year, however, I won’t attempt to make myself Continue reading →

An Ode to a Mother

I’ve known my mother for my entire life, and now half of hers (give or take a few months). I’ve got to say, she’s one helluva woman. Today I don’t have a chance to see her, but I had a chance to talk to her; she’s off in Chicago celebrating her day with her friends. My mother, Lauri, has been a creative inspiration for me for as far back as I can remember because she has always encouraged me and my brother and sister to explore Continue reading →