Kim Jong-Un observes North Korean missile test
I started reading graphic novels around 2009 and, like so many others, the first book I read was Watchmen. After that I started collecting all sorts of other trade paperbacks and graphic novels, but mainly batman related stuff. Now I’v slowed down on buying books and mainly changed to buying individual issues weekly. I’m subscribed to Hawkeye, Daredevil, Saga, and Batman, to name a few. Batman has always been my favorite hero and this image is from the Night of the Owls story arc from the New 52 relaunch of the Batman series.
My Favorite game series since 2002. I remember being told about the original game when it came out by some friends. Loveable characters and awesome gameplay keep me coming back no matter how old I get.
Animal Kingdom, EPCOT, and Imagination
Yesterday was our last day at Walt Disney World. A few hours ago, we said goodbye to our hotel and…
Three weeks into my 2nd semester of my 3rd year I was informed that I was being forced to withdrawal due to poor grades. This was not a surprise to me but it still shook me. This, I would say, is my biggest failure to date. While all those around me had worked as hard and suffered as much as me, I was the one that didn’t make it through. I won’t go into excuses again as my last blog post summarizes my mindset and reasons I failed.
So what’s happening now? Well I’ve moved back to Coaldale to live with my parents and brothers while I regroup and rethink. I have been to a carear advising session at the Lethbridge College and I have been rehired to EBA Engineering Consultants Ltd, where I worked last summer.
The big question is what to do now? Either I go back to Edmonton after one year (then I can return) and attempt to complete my degree or I start from scratch, more or less, and pursue something similar or completely different.
When I got back home I became too comfortable with doing nothing about my situation. I didn’t look for a job right away nor did I even start to think about the future and it become clear to my parents that I needed a reality check. My dad told me about his fear that I would lose all motivation and drive to pursue anything. He said I needed to think of something to do that would both support a family and gain the respect of him, my mom, and my younger brothers. I am a role model to my younger siblings whether I like it or not. My dad talking so long term really scared me. All of a sudden I had this pressure of supporting a wife I haven’t meet yet and children that don’t exist yet (assuming that is my future). It was at this point that my uncertainty of what to do shifted ever so slightly to going back to engineering.
Since I can’t think of a job I really want to I’m thinking the best thing to do is take my wants out of the equation. Instead of What do I want to do?, What should I do? Well I should finish what I have started and I should think about a job that can support more than just me. Since both everything and nothing appeals to me as a job right now I might as well see this engineering thing through to the end right? Thats my messed up thought process at this point…