Wednesday, April 19, 2006

so what’s been up? (not me)

If you hadn’t guessed by now, tax season is over and I am no longer reporting to Big Green. It’s been a semi-long, very strange trip filled with all kinds of interesting things and people. I’d like to think I helped a few people out and passed along some decent tax knowledge along the way, but it’s just a job. Northing more.

Still, I’m going to miss it. I’ll miss the side money more, but I digress.

Right now, I’m considering several different things for my free time. One thing is a CAD class to enrich my skills so that when I try to get another architecture job, they won’t turn me around at the door like a couple places have so far.

Another option I’m considering is trying to get into real estate. Long & Foster is having a class soon and I could potentially get a license in it in a short time.

Still, there is the possibility of getting another part-time job. I’d like to work somewhere like Foot Locker or a bank or something to bring in some extra money and break me out of my hermit-like state.

I’m still deciding what to do, but right now I’m trying to recover. All the work I’ve done along with my longish shopping trips have taken their toll on me and I spent the last day or so sleeping and resting so that I can feel a little better.

I don’t know what’s wearing me out otherwise. I’m not the typical seasonal affective disorder (SAD) type because I actually don’t like summer or long days, but it could be something like that.

One thing that I’m going to try to do is reinforce my commitment to putting more stuff from me personally on the blog. The articles I post are a reflection of what I’ve been reading and like to talk about, but sometimes they’re a little long (by my own admission) and I wonder if people are tuning out because of this.

It gets complicated by the fact that I have three Blogger blogs, plus the MySpace journal, which is a lot to try to keep fresh and interesting. A lot of times, I post the same material here and on MySpace to save time. In a perfect world, every blog would get fresh new content every day, but I can’t live an abnormal life and still keep all that in the road. So you get what you see.

I know I need to stop apologizing about this, but it gets on my mind from time to time.

Oh yeah, my Easter was okay. I spent most of it by myself, but it’s cool. Sometimes I have to decompress without people around and this was just one of those weekends.

Enough about me. What have you been up to?


  1. together we could rule the worldWednesday, April 19, 2006 1:14:00 PM

    Real Estate! You'd be soooooo good at it and your architect's backgroud and your time in the trenches at Block will have built some really solid foundations for this industry. I'm still too chicken to take the plunge. I keep reading all these intimidating things about how much money you'll lose the first year and this industry chews people up and spits them I'm cautious as a turtle.

    I'm glad to be hearing you'll be posting more from steve-land. I personally think you should not hesitate to double-post, because who follows steve around from blog to blog anyway?? well, maybe some deranged fan or another but s/he would be best served to get a life anyway...

    we miss you....

  2. It's definately one of the things I'm considering. With that and the CAD class, I'd have to work out some transportation, plus I really need to figure out how to get some side money going while I'm in class to keep everything current.

    I'm sure when I unwind mentally from Block, I'll be posting way too much. You know me! LOL