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Tis the season I guess….

Hey guys,

These past few months have been…shitty, to put it bluntly. Ever since being forced to scramble for a place back in September, I’ve been living paycheck to paycheck; I only get paid weekly because I’m working through a temp agency. I also had to withdraw from college; between the stress of moving, struggling with finances, and working a full-time job second shift…yeah, college could wait. However, I should’ve withdrew way early so I could get a refund; even if I did graduate, I still would’ve owed for tuition before I could get my physical degree, so I would’ve been fucked regardless if I graduated or not.

Oh, but it gets better.

Last Friday, I get a 5-day quit or pay rent notice on my door, which I didn’t see until I got home from work that night close to 11pm; this meant I have to pay off what I’m overdue, which is close to a full-month’s rent, or leave the premises by the 23rd…you know, the day before Christmas Eve.

After calling my building manager every day since getting that, writing a letter explaining my situation, and getting nowhere when I called the main office of the company that owns the building, I get a response yesterday and was able to talk to someone in-person that morning. I was told I had to come up with some kind of payment plan to pay off what’s overdue and going forward; I did just that and emailed the proposed plan to the person I talked to (another manager, not mine), left a hard copy in the office, and kept one for myself. Now I have to wait until Thursday due to how shitty office hours are. All in all, I just hope this payment plan is approved and I’m allowed to stay a little bit longer; with getting weekly paychecks rather than bi-weekly paychecks, I can only do so much at a time.

I’m hoping to get hired onto the company I’m working for right now (it’s a cheese factory); I know for sure I’ll get better pay, bi-weekly paychecks, more benefits, PTO, holiday pay, and who knows what else.

But my overall plan is to get out of this hick town and live closer to my mom and grandma, along with other friends and family. I feel so distant from everyone with where I’m at right now, plus I’m starting to see more and more that this town is full of crooked backstabbers, at least when it comes to landlords.

Needless to say, this has put my writing to a screeching halt, and I was really hoping to get caught up on that this past weekend. And now with Christmas coming up this weekend and waiting anxiously on if I have to get out by the 23rd or not, I don’t know when I’ll get a chance to make more progress on commissions and personal projects. Just been feeling like I’m watching a train wreck happening, only to wait and see if there will be another one immediately after….

TTFN,
Ricky

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More than a passing grade

Well, finished up yet another semester at Platteville, but still not a graduate quite yet; only a couple more classes to go before that can be a reality. This past semester was another rough one though, for a few reasons:

  • I missed out on the Fall semester prior, so it took me some time to get back into the school mindset again.
  • I ended up switching out one class with one called “Personalized Learning Experience,” which I’ll go more into detail later.
  • Between this new course and my other courses, I ended up getting piled on with projects, along with preparing for any exams or quizzes.
  • There were also some life issues that occurred throughout the semester; so those didn’t help any.

However, I am glad that I did pass most of my classes and my GPA hardly changed. I am also happy at the response I got from my advisor about the paper I wrote for my Personalized Learning Experience (PLE) course. All I did for this course was picked a topic, researched it, and wrote a paper on it. If I did it and did it well, I passed; if I didn’t do it well, or not at all, I failed. What I ended up getting was more than a passing grade; I got an opportunity. Continue reading

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Feb. 10, 2017

Hey guys, I’ve been gone a while, haven’t I? That shouldn’t be new, honestly; I’ve been quite busy and have had a lot on my mind for the past month or so.

One culprit would definitely have to be college. Yep, finally started that up again a couple weeks ago. Already I feel busy with assignments, many of which are long-term, research projects, which would be understandable at this point in my college career. I currently have two research projects I need to think of a topic/get on the ball with doing research ASAP, plus I have a lot of reading to do for two other classes. Not to mention, there’s exams coming up soon and I need to start getting prepared for those. It’s just been so hard getting back into that mindset after being gone for the summer, fall, and beginning of winter. Continue reading

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The Source of My Frustrations

I recently randomly started looking through some of my old notebooks, usually kept as journals or poetry notebooks, when I came across this entry from almost three years ago: Continue reading

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May 26, 2015

Surprisingly, my interview this morning went quite short; the hiring manager barely asked me questions I would normally hear at an interview. However, he did seem to be willing to give me a chance, that is if he’ll have to let go someone else first. Also, the location where I will be working at, should I get the job, is not in town; it’s actually in another town next to where I live, though still fairly close (not enough for bike-riding distance though). So, I guess I’ll have to see what I can work out with my grandma to take me there.

Since a lot probably won’t happen this summer, I’m thinking of doing some sort of 30-day challenge, specifically journal-related. I did one similar before, when I first started on WordPress and didn’t exactly know what I was doing, so I’ll have to dig that list up again and see if my views have changed or not. I think it’d be pretty interesting and would give me something to think about, other than current anxieties and whatnot.

EDIT: I have decided to not do a 30 day challenge. Lately…I haven’t been feeling the greatest, and there’s a lot of things on my mind right now.

Oh and here are some pics I took on my walk this afternoon:

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Thinking of Doing Things a bit Differently

I’ve noticed that keeping a weekly log, while in some ways easier to manage than a daily log, it can still be difficult and sometimes both overwhelming and underwhelming for me. Overwhelming in the sense that I have to take note of what happened each day of each week, yet underwhelming because there are some weeks where nothing special happens that I don’t feel the need to record.

At the same time, however, it’s at least one way to keep me writing if I have nothing else to do, and just in general. I will admit, I haven’t been feeling the greatest the past couple weeks, so that’s definitely put a damper on my desire to keep up with this, my writing in general, and my academics. I’m trying to get through it as best as I can though.

Anyway, I’m thinking about recording anything significant that happen in my day on the day it happens. I don’t know how much easier it’ll be to manage, but at least it’ll be smaller bits for anyone who reads this blog.

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Introduction

1st cigar picHey There~

I’ve blogged some in the past, but I never felt I got anywhere and I never really enjoyed it. I even got to the point where I deleted all my blogs I had on WordPress; I had three: a main writing blog/portfolio, a review blog, and a photo blog. Only the first one really went anywhere, but there were a couple times where I didn’t update it at all for months at a time.

Now I want to be more disciplined with my posting, even if I’ll get little to no readership or feedback. Primarily, I want to have this blog for myself, along with any other blogs I plan on creating.

I didn’t want a blog that had a variety of things (even if they were all related to writing). From what I gather, having a blog that’s specific with its content and theme tends to be easier to manage; plus, people would be more willing to read it anyway. But again, am I wanting this to gain popularity? No. I want to have this for myself, but I’m also willing to share my life and thoughts with the anonymous internet.

This will be updated semi-weekly sometime during the weekends, CST. I want to post consistently, but not so much that I exhaust myself of content to post. Expect the next post on whatever life events or thoughts I decided to share this Saturday.

Hope you enjoy!

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