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Gravity

So apparently gravity was my biggest enemy yesterday as I fell numerous times while going about my day. My favourite, falling up the stairs while walking to the front door of my house. Thus proving, ladies and gentlemen, it is possible to “fall up”

Well anyway, aside from my adventures with gravity everything else was rather ordinary. I wasn’t able to head to the beach because my camera didn’t charge up in time so I decided to head to bed instead because I had a big day ahead of myself. Today it was too cloudy out to really get a good shot so I’ll wait until either Saturday or Sunday when it’s supposed to be sunny. On the plus side, I managed to find my way to the beach all on my own and for that I am proud of myself ^^

My student teaching session at CCRI went fine, they’re starting to prepare for mid-terms next week. I’m a bit concerned about my status though. Yes, I have a good job but I’m still not making the money that I really need and so I must find something else to do as well. The third session of the student teaching program requires me to take on a few classes to qualify for the spot in the fall but I can’t afford it at the moment. My next opportunity would be in winter, after that I would have to start the program all over again. So I’m a bit nervous about losing out on the progress I’ve already made. So that’s preying on my mind a bit. Also I would like to retake that Swedish language course I failed. (Well, I say I failed. Still haven’t opened the e-mail from last year to find out. It would be safe to assume I did though.)

I don’t have a lot of time at the moment before I have to head to work. I think I’ll just work on that secret project for Amanda until then. (Not so secret really. She knows about it, just not the details.)

Reflection

I’m a little embarrassed now knowing that someone might actually be reading this but my site is still a canvas to create anything I wish! I’ll keep moving forward using it because it’s helping me focus on a creative outlet at the moment.

So, I’ve been thinking about the time I have been spending each morning. So far I’ve been doing things I just felt like doing, which to some extent is great but I’m fearful that I’m setting myself up for future ruination. I feel really good focusing on myself for a moment though. I’ve been told that I need to do that more often by others and so, I think I will. At least for this week anyway. This morning I plan on taking more photos of the outside world. If the rain holds up, I plan to head to the beach and snap some shots of the water. Hopefully I won’t get lost because it’s been about six years since I last went on my own.

Dulling the stress

Well, that’s another month done. Not in terms of time but in terms of responsibility. I just finished paying for the electricity, the last bill for July a few seconds ago. August is going to be really rough but I’ll manage it somehow, July was already a squeaker trying to figure out how to pay for everything. I have a new job but it still doesn’t pay as much as we need to cover the costs of living here. Nonetheless, I will keep moving forward and working my way to a better life. For now, I shall just enjoy living.

Proper planning and time management

I have great difficulty managing my time to allow me to do other things. I’ve always been this way, even as a kid. While I’m not as bad as I used to be, it is still evident that I have work that needs to be done. I have been trying to set a sleeping schedule for myself, something I really haven’t had for most of my life. Never really needed to honestly, even in my college days I had night classes so I could sleep through the daytime.

I planned to go to sleep around four in the morning and get up at about ten, my back starts to hurt if I sleep any longer than six hours anyway. So to me that is more than enough, certainly more than what I am used to getting anyhow. Thus far, I have barely accomplished it. I can count a total of three times I have awoke at the proper time.

The first time I woke up by accident because I thought I had work, in my dream I was late and had to hurry up and get dressed. I awoke and ran to the closet. Only after I put my suit on did I realize that it was morning and…my day off.

The second time, Amanda sent me a message right as my alarm was about to go off. I liked that day, we talked a lot and I got to see an update to her AMV project for the July contest at Närcon.

Finally, yesterday. I woke up at exactly 10:01AM, went over to my desk to get going on some papers for work…then…I fell asleep in my chair only to wake up again at 11:30AM

I’ll keep working on it though, I need more time to live my life and start enjoying it. I don’t want to sleep through everything. I have also started to focus on my to-do list. So far I have managed to finish about 20 items out of the 43 I had jotted down, so hopefully by Saturday I should have a more manageable amount left. Well, that is enough for now. I’m already late in heading to bed, but since this post is on scheduled publishing you’ll be reading this at a different time.

The creative process

One of the few things in life that I enjoy the most is being able to create something. I have missed being able to work on a project. When I was in college I used to work on videos and photos all the time, since graduating I have not really had the time or opportunity to do so. I haven’t had a job that requires those skills either, so it takes the heart out of any plans to do so. However, like I said in a former post, I want to start working on something because I need some more fun in my life.

It’s that time again…

It’s been a long time since I have updated the website. So, I decided I should take some time to spruce it up a bit this week as that is part of my to-do list. I sit here writing this note wondering where to go from here, however this time around I actually have a plan of sorts. I have been wanting to get back into making videos recently. I haven’t touched my camera in about a month or so, but that doesn’t mean that I haven’t been making stuff.

Each video I filmed never came out at the level of satisfactorily that I would be comfortable with posting for the public to see and so they would be constantly scrapped and I would get annoyed about the whole thing. I’ve been trying to balance things in my life as well, so that has taken up quite a bit of time. I realize that I need to start doing some things for just me, even if it’s just every once in a while and working on media is something I love to do. I have some ideas that I have been wanting to try out and I think this week might be the perfect time to start working on them. I have commitments to uphold as well, but I will work on using some spare time when I get home from work to try to put something together for my Youtube channel.

I would like to get back to working on some smaller projects just for fun. I’m not a great photographer nor am I an artist by any stretch of the imagination, but I do like to take pictures as a hobby and have yet to take any this year. Also, I have been saving some origami projects that I have wanted to do as well. So, stay tuned for those updates. I should have something set up by the end of the week to post on here.