Posts Tagged ‘ Growing up ’

30 Day Challenge: Day 15

My Zodiac/Horoscope and If I Think It Fits My Personality.

I am a Libra and over the years I have labeled myself as just that. I wasn’t always that way, it never appealed to me in the past, but now that I am grown up with responsibilities and other “grown-up stuff” the Horoscopes that I’ve seen actually have some amount of reality to them. Not always, but enough that I could sit down at the end of the day and ponder the nature of these astrological readings.

This can be found in my previous post Astrological Pseudoscience where it talks about my sign and the resemblances pertaining to it. When it comes to my personality, let’s just say that I could be the spokesperson for the Libra Nation. Most of those who know me and read this will definitely be able to tell that sometimes all of it isn’t just baloney.

Libra in a Nutshell:

Libras are the diplomat of the zodiac. They are able to put themselves in other’s shoes and see things through another person’s point of view. They are the ones that always want to make things right and have balance and harmony in their life, their surroundings and the lives of the people close to them. They have captivating charm, elegant taste and they are easy to like due to their eager-to-please, easygoing nature. In return for a Libra’s amazing ability to be a good listener, sooth and calm people, they expect admiration. Libras will gather a group of people, everyone will become friends then the Libra will be in the center of the group. They like the attention and the admiration for the people that they have brought together. Libras are very intelligent, they often hide this inside their easygoing exterior. They express their intelligence through creativity, most are involved in some sort of artistic or creative pursuit. Many people overlook just how intelligent a Libra actually is. When others see a Libras wide range of interests and hobbies, their intelligence and creativity is more then obvious. Libras love variety and different situations. They welcome change. Libras love luxury. They will spend lots of money and surround themselves with beautiful things and they seem to be constantly fussing over their appearance. They love anything upscale and classy. Libras work hard to please others, this they do an others find them incredibly captivating.

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30 Day Challenge: Day 13

It’s finally the 1st of November and due to severe mishaps and roadblocks (Internet failure, moving, and inevitable procrastination) the 30 Day Challenge has been reduced to a set pattern of ideas to use to keep the heartbeat of my blog at a steady pace. Regardless I’m writing, which right now kinda surprises even me since my novel is in production.
Now I bring Day 13: My Opinion About my Body and How Comfortable I am With It.

The subject has been met with mixed reactions within myself. For now lets just say…

I’M SEXY AND I KNOW IT.

30 Day Challenge: Day 9

For Day nine I must give my output on How Important I Think Education Is.

Education is a outdated process. Face it, the world is changing, people are changing any we need a new way to teach our next generations. A way in which they will be able to retain information when most needed either in real life problems (Algebra is in this list of the unneeded…) or in the chosen career field that is most favorable to an individual. Perhaps some program presented early in childhood to help discover the talents and level of intelligence then giving a completely customized educational training to fulfill that chosen path.
I don’t know if I have the proper ground to stand on since I never paid attention in school (Note that I was mostly a trouble maker too.), I always felt like I didn’t belong and what I was learning was far from what I was interested in. Math fried my brain and english restricted my creative expressiveness in writing (However for humanity’s sake proper grammar is always a necessity). I wanted more science, more particle and astrological physics, but I would have to wait for college for those subjects to even surface.

My point: Education is very important, but change is needed to teach effectively and certain ways are not helping retain the most important information to progress further in this life and in our careers.

30 Day Challenge: Day 5

It comes to Day Five and the next subject happens to be to write Things I Would Say to an Ex.

I never had an ex-girlfriend. Something I’m particularly proud of.  Anyway, I decided that should use the subject as if I happened to exist in an alternate dimension.

I would say thank you. For whatever reason we broke up or left each other, you made me realize you simply were not the one who I was destined to be with my entire life. I would’ve enjoyed it, but that would mean depriving someone truly in need and deserving of my love. We had a great time together and I have no regrets for anything we did, said, or wished for. The memories that we share will remind me of how much worth I have to someone and while it may be bitter at first to smile at them, when I do marry the one, a smile of gratefulness will be seen. Grateful that because of our choices, it made us into the people we were supposed to be, to find the one God made for us. Thank you.

30 Day Challenge: Day 2

For Day Two I’ve sat pondering what I would write for the next item on the list is to Write Something I Feel Strongly About.

Following your dreams.

Everyone has one regardless of the life they have lived and many people are too afraid to go out and get it.
I see it as a waste of our talents and inner worth as I see some people to be so much more than they make themselves to be. Some however are inhibited from following the necessary tasks to complete that dream due to other situations and imposing elements, but there’s always a time in life to accomplish it either in youth or old age.
Things worth accomplishing aren’t easy and the obstacles ahead may seem impassable, but nothing is impossible. It doesn’t matter how far it is, how long it could take, or how much you have to push yourself, it’s al worth it in the end.

I believe that we should all strive to dream big and give it all we have, ignoring the negative voices from ourselves and others. If we have the courage to pursue them, nothing can stop you.

The Perfect Job for a Caveman is…

A writer.

Caveman comic *Google images

And that’s the problem; I’m no troglodyte. Instead I work a lot, trying to take care of myself and Mr. Fluffy (My imaginary cat friend who only exists in the very depths of my lonely soul). Rent is high (Too damn high!) and it seems like selling my liver might be the only aperture into middle class comfort. My schedule is horrendous, limiting the amount I write, maintaining this dilapidated blog, play TOR (In which I have become homesick after leaving Coruscant), and to socialize in my niche of half-baked friends.

11 am– I get up and “dress for success”.
12-1 pm– My usual biking adventure through 107 degree weather.
2 pm– Work
3 pm– Work
4 pm– Work
5 pm– Work
6 pm– Lunch!
6:30 pm– Back to work
7 pm– Work
8 pm– Work
9 pm– Work
10 pm– Work
10:30 pm– When the heavens sing and I make my way back to my rest chamber.
11 pm– I get a shower while responding back to the flooding of late texts
12 am – 3 am– After procuring a case of writers block, I stare at a blank page of nothingness, falling asleep to await the rinse-and-repeat process of the next day.

Perhaps a few nights of self-induced insomnia could allow me to finish the book that I am writing in the alloted time my procrastination is off shift.

The Rise of the Titans will surely be published soon…only delayed for another eight years hopefully.

The Woes of Moving-Out

I’ll be living on my own.

The very sound of that terrified me. I said it, I wanted it, and now I have it, but what it took was more than having the funds of a young Tony Stark. I had…connections. (*Spoken in italian accent*)

Before then, I was contemplating the possibility of a studio apartment, since my film production company is in it’s infancy I needed all the room I could get, but time was against me. Days passed and I wasn’t sure what I was to do, apartments were denying my application due to the lack of credit history, regardless of my $25,000 a year salary. I was subjected to begin thinking about creating a comfy abode under a bridge, until my friends helped me get on my feet and find a small, two-bedroom residence in the other half of his duplex.

It was excited to say at the least. I wouldn’t have to do chores everyday, I could live like I was my own boss without rules or the prosecution of laziness, I would be able to play Halo in 15 hour stretches and not get my butt lit on fire.

Until I actually got it.

I realized time was getting shorter and less available to fit in recreational  activities. Not only that but the process of getting furniture was the equivalent of catching Legendary Pokemon. I was calling in multiple days at a time to get situated (like I minded), my Evernote account was on grocery-list overdrive, and my mind was overwhelmed on how much it would take to even live comfortably. My days consisted of:

I need soap.
Why did I forget soap?
Dang, towels too.
No toilet paper? Wish I had a towel.
Guess I could use my hand–wait, no soap.
Beans for breakfast…okay.
Beans for lunch…
Beans and veggies for dinner…
No can opener?
Just beans then.
I would get ice-cream, but no ramen.
No microwave, gotta’ put that on the list.
Cleaning utensils! Can’t forget that…
I wish I had a sofa…
I could use my bed…
I FORGOT BEDDING!
Where the heck am I going to put all this trash?
My place smells like old man. Fabreeze would be handy…
I need a bath.
Right…no soap.
At least I have a toothbrush.
…Where’s the toothpaste?

I don’t know what I would’ve done without Evernote and Google Docs. The whole experience taught me a valuable lesson: even though you’re living on your own, doesn’t exactly mean you’ll be living any easier. It takes work and maturity to effectively manage everything from bills to preventing starvation.   And not to forget soap.