- I am a full-time student.
- I have 3 part-time jobs, server, high school dance team coach, and intern (2 of which only overlap for about 30 days of the year)
- I love my family very much.
- I had a happy, and complicated childhood. I think it matured me emotionally, and socially way faster than I would have liked. But I find that I am making up for it now-by acting like a 12-year old.
- I was born, and raised in south Minneapolis. I currently live 9 blocks from my childhood home (where my parents, (2) siblings, and (1) niece still live), with my girlfriend (Boomer), and her parents. It isn't ideal, but it works for now.
- I have been with Boomer for 6 years. It is hard, we both have a lot of issues, but we get through them. One day at a time.
- I burn the candle at both ends (that's quite the visual ain't it?). I stretch myself too thin (I wish I could stretch myself thinner-literally, not figuratively).
- I am a procrastinator. I take on a lot and I think I can get it all done, but sometimes I can't. Partly because I procrastinate. I put things off to work on other things, and the other things suffer, because I agreed to do the first things, without considering how much time the other things will take. Did you catch that? Your head hurts? Should I try to explain it better? No? Good. I don't have time for silly things like articulating myself.
- I am a little irresponsible. I have been working since I was 14, and for the majority of high school was very financially independent. Don't get me wrong, my mother was quite the provider-but she also believed in instilling in her kids the value of a dollar, and how hard people have to work for what they have. So aside from, food, shelter, and dance classes (which believe me was not on the dollar menu), I paid for anything else I needed. So once I graduated from high school, and got to college and met all of those kids that didn't have to work during high school (all of my friends, and most of my class did), I was jealous. And decided that it was my turn to be a kid. Needless to say, I got myself into trouble (more on that later-maybe). See #4. Me=12 year old.
- I love to cook, and bake. I went to culinary school. But don't get any funny ideas about me being a chef, because in fact I am a culinary school dropout (cue Frankie Avalon) "Cooking school dropout... No graduation day for you....". I had gotten my fill, and decided to go back to a traditional education (mostly because I had such a hard time even being considered for internships when applying my junior year). I may go back one day. But if I do, it will be in france. There is something very fulfilling, and satisfying about starting, and finishing something. And so gratifying about knowing that I have control over creating something so necessary for life. This is what I do when I feel I have lost control over my own life. This is my meditation.
- I have a list of things I want to do in my life. I'm hoping that this blog will help me do it. Keep me on track, focused, and with committing to one more thing in my life (see #7) I hope it will keep me on track with time management (see #8). I'm hoping that this blog, and others like it will keep me inspired, and motivated to keep moving forward-even after missed deadlines.
Please comment to let me know you are following along, and if you have your own list, and share it in the comments, or write me a little e-mail if it's to personal to share with my mother, because besides you she is the only other person reading this (love you Mom)!
Peace, love, and bacon grease,