Nov 6, 2011
Come Tuesday, I will once again become a full time student. I’m not really sure how I feel about that, given that coupled with work I feel like I’m slowly sinking into a pit of someone I do not recognize but I know it is a necessity; and surprisingly enough, I’m pursuing a different path than the one I was sure was the best one for me. Rather than pursue a Bachelor’s in Web Development, I have instead decided to pursue one in Advanced Networking– I suppose a lot of that is due to the over-saturation of the web developer market and the fact that I seem to stumble upon more Network Administrator Jobs than web developers.
Now don’t get me wrong web development is still something I am passionate about but I find that my creativity has dwindled and as a result, I’m quite useless in that particular department. I’m not sure how things will pan out once I start my program or where I’ll go after I’ve completed it but what I do know is that while web design was something I was sure to be my career path, I’ve found that is no longer the case. Who knows, maybe I’ll find my way back to it but for now, my path has been decided on and I can only wonder where it shall lead.
Jul 8, 2011
Yes, I live. I’m not quite sure how well I’m living, but I am. Work for the most part has been kicking my ass. I’ve taking on a lot more responsibility and still taking on responsibility so as you can imagine my time is limited– especially when you throw school in the mix.
Speaking of school… next week is my last week. Yes, you read that right. My last week. I cannot even begin to explain how happy I am about this. True, it’s just my associate’s but I need a break. I big fat, dead to the world break. Of course the time I’m not in school is most likely going to be replaced with more time to work BUT it’s nice not having to get off work and worry about completely a homework assignment. It’s worse because I’m a closer so you can imagine that the absolutely last thing I want to do after I’ve just worked a 10 or 12 hour day is sit down and write a paper… but thankfully that will be ending soon– well at least temporarily.
Other than work and school, I really haven’t been up to much. I am making more of an effort to try and make friends out here and have actually met some of the people I work with. It’s nice though to be able to talk to someone who can relate to my frustrations about work and just overall have someone to vent to. Plus even if she lives an hour away and is nearly twice my age, we think the same and have a lot of the same viewpoints . We are actually heading out there tomorrow and then Sunday, assuming it doesn’t rain we’ll be going to the river, FINALLY, lol.
Monday marks Robby and I’s 4 year marriage anniversary. It’s crazy to think it’s been that long already. It just seems like yesterday when I was trying to figure out wedding invitations and getting ready to move out to Arizona. It seriously doesn’t feel like we’ve been out in AZ this long but numbers don’t lie. Either way, we’ll probably grab some dinner and spend some quality time together– if you know what I mean *wink*wink*.
The one thing that has changed a lot during the past few weeks is that Jenn and I haven’t been talking as much which makes me sad. I misses my bestie! She’s been busy being OCD about her house and I’ve been overwhelmed with work and school. Hopefully things will start calming down for the both of us. G-d knows I need it… badly.
Also, new layout thanks to the genius that is Tawni. I absolutely adore it. Thoughts?
Aug 19, 2010
I’ve always been HUGE on document management. It is particularly important given that I manage several documents because of school and losing a single document could result in being late on an assignment which just isn’t okay.
How do I manage my documents? Folders! Folders are your friends. I have a specific folder labeled as School and in that folder are sub-folders for each of the classes that I’m taken or have taken. Within those folders are folders labeled Assignments so that I will never run into any issues trying to locate an assignment that is due.
On top of that I have another sub-folder labeled Text which contains all of the PDFs that are sections of my text which are necessary to complete my assignments. It might sound like a lot BUT to be honest it’s such a time saver. I don’t have to ever utilize the search function on windows nor do I ever freak out wondering where an assignment has gone or where a piece of text has gone in the midst of completely an assignment.
So here’s my question for you—how do you manage your documents on your computer? Why do you utilize that method or methods?
Aug 11, 2010
This morning was the day to purchase back to school clothing according to my to-do list. I fired up the computer with a simple press of the button, thank God for hughesnet internet packages, with the intention of purchasing every needed item today. There I was, online in less than a minute.
This years school clothing list is pretty simple. Jeans (only two pairs needed each as we still have like new jeans from spring purchases), tee shirts, long sleeve shirts (thinking ahead to winter), shoes, underwear and socks. My sons are so easy to buy for. If I have any doubt they will yea or nay the item before I click buy. Saving time, effort and money is what it is all about anyway, isn’t it?
JC Penney, Kohl’s, T.J. Maxx and Target have the choicest selections for their preference and age group. Comparison shopping could not have been made easier than this. This is where I began (and thankfully ended) my shopping session. Mission accomplished in less than three hours in the convenience of my air conditioned home. Technology is great!
Disclaimer: This is a guest post.
Jun 27, 2010
So I just spent the past 3 1/2 hours working on a powerpoint presentation that covered Judaism that was supposed to be geared towards children ages 9-14. Personally for me, if I was a child that age I would find it a bit overwhelming considering all the information I was suppose to go over. It was a bit ridiculous and I’m glad it’s over. I honestly wonder where they get the idea that assignments like these make sense to do, because honestly if I was that age my first thought would be, and I care why? So yes, apologies to anyone who has to be inflicted with the crappy assignment that they gave me.
Thankfully, I have my own resident Jew who was able to give me a bit more detailed information that was not found in the text! Instead of having to look up additional information, I merely had to IM Hillary and she was able to tell me what I needed to know. Speaking of Judaism, I would make a terrible Jew. No, I am not kidding. I am sorry but for me to be considered unclean during my menstrual period and unable to have sex with Robby for 7 days after my period, that just would not fly. I would have HUGE issues with that, though come to think of it, he would too, lol.
In any event for those who really practice Judaism to its fullest, kudos to you for having that type of commitment. It still baffles me that there are actually people who live that way but then I suppose if you were raised in that manner, anything else would seem alien, so maybe it’s just really an outsider looking in thinking that it is absolutely, positively crazy. Okay, yeah that’s exactly what it is, but that’s beside the point, especially when my resident Jew, feels the same as I do.