Monday, August 30, 2010

Here Goes

Back on a college campus for the first time in years and things are different. I'm not the optimistic college student looking for clubs and orgs and friends.

I am something I never thought I would be.

I am a commuter student.

I arrived on campus about an hour and a half early. Figured out parking and found my classroom.

Now I'm sitting here doing my other classwork while drinking a coke.

Note to self: next time bring headphones and iPod.

Oh, and a jacket.

More to come...


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Friday, August 27, 2010

Class Act

Some time ago I found a possible career path that could combine my writing aspirations with my desire to help others. However, I knew that I would need some training. As such, I enrolled in classes through Cal State Long Beach. I was very excited to start my classes, and i am now two weeks into my classes.

It has been some time since I have had to juggle work and school. I have been trying to get a handle on all the areas in which I am involved. Currently, two lessons behind in my studies. Sometimes I just come home from work feeling completely drained. There have been lots of things going on at work. Knowing, that after working overtime I still have to sit at a desk for several hours more....


There really is not much time for me to get it together, because starting Monday I will have to attend a second set of classes at a separate university.

I know.

I'm crazy.

I have not announce on any of my public sites what exactly I am studying and I plan on keeping it that way for now. However, I really want to thank all of you for your support. The good news is that one non-profit has been gracious enough to allow me to try my new skills as a volunteer. This is all exciting, but tiring just the same.

Now just have to squeeze in some time for my writing and recreational reading.


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Friday, August 20, 2010

The Music Makers & Dreamers of Dreams

I was Wonder Woman on the 405 and still got to work early. Did some things for my boss and was the office photographer. Lunch with Shon-Tai and jokes with Jes. Not to mention chatting with Megan on the way home. All followed by some shopping.

Now I'm off to have a late dinner with my love.

New opportunities are presenting themselves and doors are being revealed. So excited that I made the decision to move forward. To try and better myself for not only me, but for everyone I truly care about.

It's definitely not easy. Some say I should be satisfied with a job and a steady paycheck. However, I have always been a big dreamer and I refuse to settle for anything less. It's not easy but then again no one said it would be easy.

To those of you who support me and love me, know the feeling is mutual. The dreamers are misfits in this world. Some call us stupid, selfish, fantasy dwellers. We should never focus on them. They hurt because they do not know what it is to aspire to be so much more than the norm. Those who matter would never judge us for our ambitions, but rather encourage us to take that leap of faith.

This entry is nothing like what I planned it to be, but that's life sometimes. Now I have to change the title.

There are some days where I feel truly blessed. This is one of those days.


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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Flashback circa 2004(?)

Driving to work while blasting Fefe Dobson at the crack of dawn. Drumming the steering wheel and singing out "Well, are you ready to be my everything" and "It's just a stupid little love song" Feeling so good that even the moronic idiots that call themselves drivers cannot break my positivity today.

Take me back to Dominguez and those late might drives with Margi.

I try to savor days like this one.


Sunday, August 15, 2010

Currently Reading: Blue Like Jazz

I took a week long break from reading and will be starting back this week. My current read is Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller chosen by Emily. This is book number seven. I promise the precious book reviews will go up soon.

Happy Reading!


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Sunday Morning Thoughts

Woke up this morning to a beautiful blue sky with many thoughts swirling in my head. It really does not help that I was awaken by some idiot's alarm clock. (see Alarming blog post) In any case, most Sundays I wake up with a but of sadness. Sunday is indicative of the weekend's end. Less than 24 hours and I will have to be back to the day job. As I stare out the window and ponder the upcoming work week, my mind begins to drift through various other thoughts (I'm prone to doing that)Dreams from last night with crazy subjects, one in particular has inspired a short story that I have begun to draft in my mind. Arguments and discussions from the day before. I'm wondering about breakfast and trying to figure out which church service I will be attending this morning (I missed the 10 am service)

I'm also thinking about blogging in general. There's an entry I have been wanting to write for some time; a brutally honest, no holds barred entry. However, I do not write entries like that anymore. It has been almost 2 years since I learned I would have to be more guarded about what I write. Too many people would pore over my blog, finding fault with me and using harmless details against me. Such stifling has forced me to internalize my thoughts and as a result my ability to write has suffered.

Maybe I'll throw caution to the wind and write a few revealing entries.

...or maybe not.

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If your alarm is loud enough to wake me up at 5 am on a Sunday morning and you do not live in my building, then it should be loud enough to wake you. If it is loud enough to wake you, then you should shut it off because not all of us need to be awake this early. It is now going on 30 minutes. 30 minutes of an alarm clock.

I am so tired and I have not been sleeping well. At one point I considered yelling out the window, but I figure if the ringing alarm on your nightstand is not enough to wake you, I have no chance and should save my breath.

In short, I am NOT a happy camper.


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Sunday, August 1, 2010

I Did It

Took some time but I did it. Haven't had this look in years but I wanted something different.

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