Something that’s been eating away at me a lot recently is the question of whether my life has actually made much of an impact, and whether anything that I’ve done (that I take way too seriously) actually matters to anyone else. Often, I get the feeling that I’m just wasting time talking, but never actually doing.
Some heartfelt thoughts on a place I’ve been very happy to call my home for the last three years. I want to focus on the positive, as well as explain how exactly I came to move away from it.
An honest, if somewhat awkward, view back on my six months of unemployment.
After suffering burnout working in a demanding career field with minimal advancement, I’m let to ask myself: where do I go from here? What do I even want?
Well, I’m finally leaving Peoria, fulfilling a dream that spans nearly half a decade of my life. It’s not easy to leave everything behind in pursuit of the unknown, but maybe it’s time to make this move…
Today, my roommate is moving out, and I am considering a new chapter in my life. 2014 was a hard year for me because I had two roommates in a row that almost never paid rent. One saved his money and skipped town to Denver, the other wasn’t malicious but struggled to find work for […]
A little over four months ago, I applied for an internship with an open source project that I really believe in. I was on unemployment at the time due to the fact that the previous company I worked for declared bankruptcy, and refused to pay me quite a lot of money that was owed. It was a no-win situation, and I was pretty much reduced to designing websites on shady freelancing services.
It’s funny how things work out, actually.
Here, in the depths of a deep fryer and a grease trap, a young know-nothing starts to learn the ropes of the McJob!
Local small-town boy throws away all sense of pride after his dad tells him it’s time to seek employment.