It’s the people, people. Really. Its the people that make all of this worth it. I say this a lot, in different ways, but I say it all the time: Be the person you want to meet. We’re all on a journey…we all merged onto this road at different places, but we’ll undoubtedly cross paths at some point. When we do, I look forward to it. Whatever you’re going through, be it happy or sad, I want to hear about it. If you’re crying, I’ll watch over you till you put it back together. If you’re happy, we’ll rejoice together. If you need anything, I am here. For all of you who’ve been there for me: thank you. It’s meant the world to me, you mean the world to me. You Matter.
I’ve been in a weird place lately. As a rule, when I’m in a weird place, I take those feelings, mull them over for a bit, then project that deficit outward in an effort to heal that deficit in someone else. I’ve felt a bit, like I don’t matter in the way I want to matter. I do a good bit of introspection and I feel like my assessment of myself at the end of the day is accurate. I’m aware of my shortcomings and work to correct them. I had an image of who I was and how I fit into my profession and lately…I felt people aren’t looking to listen to what I bring to the table. They simply think their way of doing it is the only way and they want to know if I can execute the task in that sole way. No thought towards a better way…just drudging through doing it the same old way. So with those feelings…You Matter and I want to hear about what you’re thinking about. I want to take the time to know what you know.
Thanks for reading. *fist bump*
I’m writing you as a senior with a 12 credits until I become a BS’er of Communication.
I really do not like school. I’m ready to be done so I can figure out what I want to do when I grow up.
This semester I’m taking a public speaking class and a math class. My online public speaking class is requiring me to record speeches and submit them to the instructor. I’m not sure if this is a peer-graded assignment or just instructor, but I’m willing to post them here if you guys want to see them.
Don’t feel obligated to give a crap…but I’m going to post them anyway.
I’m skeptical about getting a civilian job. Not because I’m not marketable or lack excitement for becoming employed in the civilian sector. I’m sure my 10yrs of Public Affairs experience in the Marine Corps will set me up for success, but I’m sure there are things I’m going to miss about being in uniform.
I think my passion of the affairs of the public will push me to wondrous heights of success.
I’m at work listening to You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes and he’s interviewing Jenny Slate.
If you are not listening to Podcasts, you might want to check out the following P’casts:
- You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes
- WTF with Marc Maron
- Comedy Bang Bang
- The Adam Carolla Show
- Alison Rosen is Your New Best Friend
Podcasts are amazing and if you listen to these you’re life will be enriched.
Be Gentlemen, Gentlemen.
As of January 7th my second semester as a Junior at ECU gets underway. I decided with my all of my forcasted job travel I was only going to take two classes instead of my usual four. Less stressful from a work/life standpoint but I’m really ready to be done with school.
I’ve already met some great folks in my English 3880 Business Writing Class. I haven’t met too many people in my Professional Ethics class, but it’s going to be a decent class. My instructor for English: Prof. S. Lawrence is pretty cool so far, not as distant as some of the online professors I’ve had, very engaging.
To another great semster.
To my fellow students regardless of school: May your studying pay off, your grades be awesome, may your focus be sharp and your parties be many; live it up because one day we’re the young-ish minds who are going to change the world…