Here is my year in review as well as what I hope to accomplish in 2014. 2013 was a year of realization for me and 2014 will be the year of accomplishments.
With recent events, Americans are noticing more on the state of our infrastructure primarily the interstate highway system and bridges. A lot of these bridges and roads were constructed back in the late 1950’s when then President Eisenhower set forth on the project. Now our bridges are in a state of disrepair and need to be replaced.
Well it’s another month and not much to update on. I have been keeping up my dailies in World of Warcraft and close to 5000 dailies completed. I have primarily been working on reputation grinding for a few hard factions to give me something to look forward too. I have been enjoying the ‘looking for raid’ function and have really been doing more current stuff than in the last.
Working for a small company has been a blessing because it has given me the opportunity to have a well paying job that looks after me. There are moments when I don’t like the people I work with or don’t want to be in the building and there are times when things happen that piss me off or make me want to leave but I have to forget about them and move on. Being able to have a job that I can make a living off of in today’s economy is tough to find especially with my situation. I am grateful for my job and will work hard and not fail those that count on me.
Today was my first day of classes again. I am taking 4 classes this semester and these are classes I should have taken during my first year of school. I have to take these classes so I can graduate and I really don’t see the point in some of these but I cant argue all I can do is take the classes. If anything I am glad I got this mess with NOVA taken care of so I am not missing another semester because I am not getting any younger. Most of my classes are going to be night classes after work so I can still work a full day and then make it for 3 hours worth of classes.
I have three role models which I look up to and conduct my self in a manor that would bring honor to their legacies. These are not athletes or movie stars nor are they some internet or reality star. My models are ones who lived for knowledge and the betterment of man kind. They are known for their works and advances in the humanities and sciences.
So the other day a friend and I were working out and we were discussing work. He told me how he is working several jobs. Now he is happy with the work he is doing which is great. Well during our conversation it was brought up how a lot of our friend are either is crappy jobs or still can’t find work even with a degree. A good chunk of my friends work in the food services either as chefs or as servers and waiters. Another group of my friends has a hard time even finding work that will look good on a resume.
That is where it hit me how happy I am with the path I took. See during high school I was in JROTC and was ready to enlist in the US Army as a combat medic. After some debacles I ended up deciding to work full-time out of school. I had worked in many different fields including roadside and accident response, working at Apple, and even working in some corporate auditing jobs. Most of these jobs and others lasted for atleast a year.
The benefits for waiting was that I was able to get some early work experience under my belt. I also gained a sense of maturity and discipline to do my work which helped me in college. I now work at a historical research firm 9am-5pm weekdays. This is a great job for me to have and I know my previous work experience and my newly gained work ethics also helped me land this job. Being able to work hard at this job and actually enjoy going to work is a great feeling.
I know I am lucky to have a job like this. It pays way more than minimum wage and that I have a steady hours to rely on. For my friends who are working these late shift or whom have minimum wage jobs all I can say is work your hardest and even if the boss or coworkers piss you off just stick with it because it will pay off in the end.
Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr, Albert Einstein, John F Kennedy, and now Steve Jobs
These great men have all lived and changed their generation for the better and will live on as legends thru history. Steve Jobs brought many new aspects to our time; from a dynamic and intelligent workplace to the technological age for everyone with new ideas and devices that changed the world. Steve as changed our world for the better by connecting people and giving easy and reliable products to the market for everyone to use. Many times a day people come up with new ideas and concepts that can change a minor aspect of how we live, Steve was able to market, sell, and build products that have many applications and can be furthered down the road as technology improves.
I was lucky to shake the hand of a visionary and be in his presence, even for a slight moment, it was like meeting your idol and for me he was. YES he was inspiring and always looking to the best one can do… I am happy to have been a part of Apple while Steve was in charge because everything just worked.
It doesn’t matter if you use PC or Mac, you have to admit he was a inspiring person within the nerd realm and that his ideas opened the doors for many many more. Today: I use an iPhone on the go for music,, to talk to friends, and texting, i cant go back to a basic phone; my iPad is used daily to take notes in class, expand on questions I may have during lecture by having the internet; and my computers such as my iMac which i relax with to Facebook, watch movies and play world of warcraft… with out these the world would be a much different place and i cant even imagine progress with out devices such as these.
Steve Jobs will be missed but I know there is someone just like him out there in the world and soon we will have new ideas, new inventions, and inspiring person to lead another revolution of the generation.
Watch these videos and just think about how these produces changed the world as well as how Steve changed the game in selling, services, products, marketing, and innovation.