Monthly Archives: December 2013

New Year’s Eve

New Years’s Eve 2013.  It’s been a hell of a year.  Family stresses and problems almost tore my family apart.  We’re still hanging in there and some days are worse than others, but somehow we’re still truckin’.

I made new friends, lost touch with others, and regained friendships that had fallen apart years ago.  Through work, I met one of my best new friends, Trevor, and through him, I met a ton of new people and effectively joined his group of friends.  Also, I met Kelsie.

Kelsie has been one of the best things to happen to me this year.  She has influenced me to bring my life back from the brink of disaster.  I was drinking almost every night and my life was generally out of control.  I’m getting back in touch with my faith, curbing my atrocious language, and I’ve quit using alcohol as a crutch to put myself in a better mood.

We have an odd relationship, Kelsie and I.  While I feel that there is a mutual interest, I don’t feel comfortable acting on it since she’s graduating in May.  I’m still going to be in school for at least another year.  She and I became best friends almost overnight.  In a couple months, she got to know me better than any other friend I’ve had in my entire life.  We’ve talked about relationships before and I definitely feel like both of us are pretty well suited for each other.  Describing what we wanted in another person and we’re basically talking about each other…  Anyway, I guess I’ll bide my time and maybe I’ll figure out what to do with this relationship this semester.  Love is weird…

Last New Year’s, my resolution was to be more honest.  Honest with myself and honest with others.  In a lot of ways, I’ve kept that resolution, but in a lot of ways as well, I’ve still got room for improvement.  So this NYE, I’m just renewing last year’s resolution since there’s still more work to be done.

I’m thankful for so much this year.  Overall, it’s been awesome.

This year has been full of blessings and challenges, but I feel that I’ve learned as best I could from both.

So thank you, 2013, for getting me ready to face 2014.

Happy New Year!



With Hope for the Future

I’m sitting in Napili, Maui right now.  Sitting in my family’s condo.  I’m in my second year of college at Northern Arizona University after having transferred there with an Associate’s degree in Business Administration from Cochise College.  I’ve been struggling with a major pretty much since I began college classes.

I was a marketing major up until this last semester. Yup, made it all the way to my junior year of the business program.  Notice how I said, “was”?  Yeah.  That’s because I couldn’t make it through one damn class.  One damn class.  Finance 311.  After trying it twice, from two different teachers, I am throwing in the towel.  This class is, unfortunately, required for a marketing degree.

So screw it.  I’m done with business.  Didn’t really fit in anyway.  All those bros from rich families that wanted nothing to do with me.  I quit.

I’m not sure what to go into though.  I am juggling the ideas of pursuing a degree in Journalism, Advertising, or Graphic Design.  My Aunt Kristen suggested I start a blog so that I could toy with writing something every day.

So here I am.  A new blog on WordPress and a glimmer of hope for what I may have an aptitude for as a career.

What will I write about?  I’m not sure yet.  Maybe this will be a journal, personal or critical.  Maybe this will have stories (by the way I very much enjoy writing fiction and have since I was little).  Probably it will consist of all three.

So I make a toast of POG to this new endeavor.  We’ll see where this goes.  Wish me luck.

With hope for the future.