I realize that it’s been over a year since I’ve posted here. Some have asked why did I stop using the blog. I suppose it’s a good thing. My life became busy. I hardly have time for gaming anymore much less blogging on a daily basis. However, I am going to try and rekindle this blog. I can’t say I’d be updating it regularly, but maybe every other week. Between work and all my other projects, it can be hard. Being a grown up is tough sometimes.
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I know it has been a bit since my last post. Often times, it can just be hard to find anything really relevant to write about. 2014 was a roller coaster of a year.
At the beginning of the year, I took a trip to Arizona with my then Girlfriend. I had never been there and it was exciting to go somewhere new. We saw the sights and generally did the tourist thing. We were there for an energy conference (think hippy energy not oil). It was interesting. Admittedly, it’s not my thing but I still enjoyed myself. What was funny is the fact that the day we left, it snowed in Denver. Then it was clear the entire time we were gone. Then it snowed again the day we got back.
I got a job working for Center Partners (now called Qualfon). While it wasn’t the best job I ever had, it certainly was nice. I actually liked coming to work every day. The atmosphere was relaxing once I got my stride on and it was nice to have a boss that was so relaxed about IT.
It wasn’t all happy times though. Around June/July my father was rushed to the ICU with a brain bleed. He did end up pulling through, but it was quite the ride. He is very lucky that he did. Between my mother and sister, hardly anyone left his side. I filled in when I could.
In July, I moved to Lakewood with my then Girlfriend.
I also started a new job up in Black Hawk working for one of the Casinos. I do admit that it isn’t my most favorite job ever (that would be Laser Storm), but it pays the bills and gave me some experience I didn’t have.
It was nice to finally be working in Denver. I spent just about every weekend down here as it was, so it made sense to find a job down here and just move. It brought me closer to my friends and basically allowed me to branch out.
Sadly, things didn’t work out so well with Girlfriend and we ended up breaking up. I lived with her for a time until I could find somewhere to live. Eventually I did, and it is where I am today. It’s a rather small place for the price, but it’s somewhere to call home. I now live in Arvada.
Just prior to moving to my new apartment, I met Julia. She was smart and funny and while it took me some time to fall in love, I did. I met her at a singles night and while, at first, I wasn’t sure what her intentions were, she made them clear and we started dating. My family seems to like her which is a big plus.
It is now 2015 and I am happy at this stage of my life. Admittedly, I am keeping my eyes open for other opportunities, but overall I am extremely happy. I am almost finished with my degree and hopefully that will open more doors for me.
Another year, another time for recap.
First and foremost, I found a very good job. It pays well and challenges my skill set somewhat. My co-workers are also very nice to work with. Admittedly it was a bit unnerving at first when people got laid off within a few weeks of me coming on, and then again when we were acquired by another company. However, I made it so far through the changes and it would be difficult for them to cut any deeper.
By June/July, I’ll be moving to Denver. I’ll be moving in w/ my GF of a year and it seems like it’s the time. Plus I’m in Denver most of the time anyways. The misgivings I mentioned in this post have been alleviated. Now it just a matter of when I move. It will be sometime in June
I’ve lost some drive but I’ve found that taking a break for a few months restores it. I want to get it done and while I don’t expect to enjoy it, it shouldn’t be a chore like it is. I return in the fall and if the pattern holds, I’ll do two more groups of two classes and then want another break. In the end though, I only get charged when I take classes so I can do this at whatever pace I want.
As for health, I think I’m ok. Admittedly, my drive to be active just isn’t there. I want to play DDR more but I just don’t have the energy or lungs that I used to. I’m going to play at laser tag nationals in the fall so I need to at least get my sprinting up or I’ll be unable to compete. Hopefully, when I move to Denver, I’ll be able to run in the park near her apartment.
Honestly there isn’t a whole lot to report. But I’m here.
Well, I could go into detail about what is happening, but I really don’t want to tell the world about my specific issues. The short version is that I’ve been depressed for a long time now. Work is fine, it’s work. However, where I am lacking is in relationships. On Saturday night I had a minor breakdown. Nothing I couldn’t recover from, but I know where the pain lies. I need to do something about it, but it’s like banging my head against the wall. If I stop trying it hurts more. If I try, at least the pain stays the same. I want to keep moving forward but the past keeps pulling me back.
On other fronts I trek on. The 501c3 is going well, we’ve got a date planed for the board of directors meeting. This should be interesting. I’ve never been part of a board before. In all honesty I’m debating if I even want to be a part of the final result (i.e.: a board member) or just want to help planning. It’s not like I’d be able to in 5 years anyways. However it would certainly be an experience.
Anyways, I hope all is well dear reader. Thanks for taking the time to read this.