The Pursuit Of Win

Where did the time go?

Where did the time go?

I’d love to say that I haven’t had the time or have been so busy doing other things that I wasn’t able to keep up with posting here. Moreover, I’d also love to say that I have some huge project in the works that would explain why I have been absent as a blogger. Sadly, I cannot say any of this in truth. Life has a way of turning things upside down when you think it’s finally at a point of settling down into a normal routine.

The past few years have been both kind and unkind, fun and frantic, happy and sad, as well as exhilarating and exhausting. I don’t want my first post, after all this time, to be filled with negativity; that being said, there are some rather disturbing topics that I feel I need to vent about. But before I jump into the deep end, I do have some interesting tidbits I’d like to share (okay, more like boast). Continue Reading

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes

It’s funny how much can change in such a short period of time. Just when the dust settles, things take a monumental leap in a different direction. I find myself a bit overwhelmed at times thinking about all of the changes that have taken place, are taking place and will continue to come my way. My head swims at times when the sheer complexity of all that has happened washes over me.

For starters, I no longer work for the company I moved to the coast for. Working overnights took a hefty toll on my body, my mind, and my overall happiness. I spent my nights working for a company that didn’t value me, dealing with customers who loved me, with a team that didn’t care for me; then my days were filled with sleep. Or lack there of in most cases. I found myself wanting to sleep all of the time, my body not willing to adjust to the new schedule I was putting it through. To make matters worse, my neighbors found their selves incapable of keeping noise level down. The couple above me stomped, their indoor dog (just smaller than a St. Bernard) was fond of running around on the hard wood floors, and their children that popped over randomly found it necessary to ring my buzzer to get in instead of making use of the one for their apartment. Believe me when I say that they alone were enough reason to want to scream at the ceiling, but the next-door neighbors were the driving force behind my rage at the apartment. Between the screaming matches at three in the morning, the twelve hour karaoke sessions (in Spanish, mind you), the constant parking in my assigned space, and the obsessive need to leave the locked community door wide open, I was more than beyond the breaking point for the apartment complex. Continue Reading

A Fresh Start

A Fresh Start

About 3 months ago, I moved to a coastal area, just over an hour and a half away from my hometown. It’s the first time in my life that I haven’t lived in a house that’s owned by family members and also the first time I’ve experienced truly living alone. Granted, I’ve lived alone before, but I was always surrounded by family and friends who would visit constantly. Since moving, I’ve only had said friends visit a total of three times and each time I am both thankful they’ve come this far to see me, but also saddened by the fact that by the end of their visit I’m ready for my solitude once more; such is the life of an introvert, I’m afraid.

My big move was sudden, exciting, petrifying, and enlightening all at once. After being unemployed for many moons, I found myself thrust into the world of tech support for a web hosting company, one of a known name and of a corporate, albeit laid-back, structure. I enjoy my job for the most part, though, like any job, there are many things that could use improvement. One of the things I have found to be most enjoyable is the fact that my coworkers actually get my brand of geekery. We are all at different levels of geekdom, however we all share the same basic principles of enjoyment when we are able to fix a problem for a customer who, otherwise, would be lost in a sea of Google-foo. I’ve made a few new friends at work, but only one (or two, by association) do I really see outside of “the hub”; that one individual has introduced me to the world of custom design/programming and has helped me through some tight spots while doing so. Thus far, my work world is shaping up to be a nice package worth the move for. Continue Reading