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"One cool judgment is worth a thousand hasty councils."
- Woodrow Wilson

Friday, December 20, 2013

Getting Better at Getting Better

Everyone's life these days seem to be nothing but pure chaos. Well maybe not that bad but, chaos is a fun word to say and write. To say the very least my life has been very hectic the last year or so.

I work a fairly demanding full time job as a Project Engineer and Estimator for a defense industry machine shop, work part time for myself as a freelance designer, run a local outdoor news website, and try to keep a couple of other blogs (like this one) going. Outside of work, I'm going to school part time for an additional certificate in business, plus trying to keep up with my house, family and friends.

Now I'm not trying to brag about how busy I am. In this chaotic time we live in, my schedule is somewhat normal. In fact, if you're a stay at home parent with two kids in hockey playing on two different teams, you're three times as busy as I am right there. And yes, chaotic is just as fun for me as chaos.

Far as my schooling goes, I just finished a class in Payroll Accounting. No offense to accountants, but that was THE most mind numbing class I ever took. I did learn a lot and I'm glad I took it, but I don't agree how it was structured. It seemed to have been a 2 or 3 credit class that was stretched into a 4 credit class by heaping on piles of repetitive homework. I spent hours forcing myself to do the same tedious calculations over and over and over.

I did get a big benefit from that class, besides memorizing the 2012 tax rates. Which is great since the 2012 tax rates won't do much good. I've gotten back into some of my better time management habits that have been neglecting. I'm getting better at getting better I guess.

The new year is fast approaching and I am being proactive this time. I have my professional goals already posted at the day job and I am working on my personal goals as well. Since this is the third day in a row I have posted to my very neglected blog, this is a habit I plan to keep up.

Yesterday I wrote a quick little rant about the whole A&E vs. Phil Robertson blow up. I was pleasantly surprise to see comments from complete strangers on G+ regarding it. I keep forgetting that not just friends and acquaintances sometimes stubble across my ramblings.

To all of you, thank you for taking the time to read what I post here, I truly appreciate it. I will be putting much more effort into this from this point on.

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