Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Self Worth

Lately, I don't seem to be able to turn down any work. Because I my background is in digital media, I don't feel like my co-workers always take my input for what its worth. Consequently, I think that I try to complete every task that is sent my way. Like I have to prove myself. That just because I took painting and figuring drawing classes, does not mean that I don't understand electronics or engineering drawings. This has caused me to get overloaded at work. It seems that when you prove yourself proficient at something, they tend to keep throwing more work your way. Luckily, I like a good challenge, and I am willing to learn new things.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Mental Deterioration

Working all weekend has made my brain tired. I am seriously considering going to bed and its not even 10 yet. Last night I went to bed before midnight. I got home and was in bad mood. Not that I was mad or anything. Just tired. I can't wait for this deadline to come and go.

My web design class has been really interesting. I know enough to be able to listen to the instructor while I mess around coding HTML in notepad. I like being able to see what changing a bit of code will affect. I also fixed some ugly borders in this blog with my newfound knowledge. It makes me want to do something creative again.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Wait for it

Hopefully, my patience is paying off. Sometimes I feel like I put up with a lot of crap. But because I do, kharma or whatever it is repays me. Not that I believe there is a divine force handing out cookies or something. I think that if you try hard to be a decent person, good opportunities will present themselves. If you're an ass, than no one will want to be bothered with you.

Maybe this year will bring those opportunities. Some parts of my life have reached resolution. Other parts didn't exist until this past year. And I've been feeling really good about all of it.

I signed up to take a web development course at work. I didn't want to give up my time, but after thinking about it for a bit. I realized I can now use that time to create the website I have been talking about for the past 8 months. I have also been thinking about creating a childrens book for my niece. Here's a link to the story I want to base it on. Its a Grimm's fairy tale called "The Wolf and the Seven Kids". The story says they're goats, but my Grandmother used to tell us her own version of the story, and I believe that they were rabbits. I'll have to ask my sister and brother about it. The idea of writing a book based on the story my grandmother used to tell is a really cool idea. Especially, since I want to give it to my niece. It will be like handing down a bit of our heritage. Plus, I am going to illustrate it. The hard part for me is the writing, and that will already be pretty well fleshed out.

Here are some existing illustrations I found online-

Radiohead- Jigsaw Falling into Place

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

So this is the New Year

Last night I decided to stay home. No one planned any parties. I didn't feel like going out and dealing with massive amounts of people. So, I stayed home and made phone calls to friends and watched the Departed. It just kind of came and went. But then again, so did 2007. I feel like I have been floating through life with only pin pricks to remind me its not just a dream. It's not that I don't go out and do stuff. I just don't feel like I have made any great steps forward.

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