Category Archives: Life

Chat With An Old Professor

So this little story actually starts back about a month or two ago. I was at my apartment one afternoon, bored, and decided I wanted to design some software to keep my skills in check. The projects at my job weren’t giving me the experience, innovative or intelligent thought processes for which my mind was striving. So I came up with an idea and began researching existing software solutions, none of which I was impressed with. I started asking my brother questions about the types of data/stats I would want to keep since be has experience working in the field for which I was designing the software. Soon enough, I had some conceptual sketches drawn up on my iPad and I sent them to my brother for his input. He got a little overly excited with the idea and began talking about starting our company and selling the software.

That covers the back story that leads to the titled portion of this post: the chat with my old professor. I had a couple vacation days left and decided to use them to go visit some friends studying/working at the university, making a four day weekend out of it. Monday, before heading back home to my apartment, I stopped in to talk to my professor. We chatted about how everything was going, you know, the standard things that people talk about after almost a year of being away. Then, for whatever reason, I felt compelled to tell him that story about the software with my brother. So we talked about exactly what I wrote in the beginning of this post, just in more detail. To my surprise, he just looked at me and proceeded to say, “You should do it. Do it now or you never will.” He thought it was a great idea and started my brain running, giving me some good tips to remember when starting out. Whether he realized how helpful I thought they were or not, I don’t know, but since that morning I haven’t stopped thinking about it all. Part of me just jumps at the idea and wants to go for it full throttle, then the other part of me always sees it as overwhelming and gets me thinking about all the downfalls and hard times that would come at the beginning of starting a company/business. I’m not sure which part of me I really want to win, but I think I’m going to give it a real shot.

Starting in the next couple of days, I’ve decided that I’m going to spend my extra time at home, working on this project. With the big or up and coming players that we have connections to in the field we plan on targeting, my brother and I should be able to get any information we need. And hopefully, when we get around to it, they will be willing to help us test everything and work out the kinks.

“Be a leader of your life in every situation.”
“Grab life by the horns.”

All of those sayings that have similar meanings. Lol. Whichever one it is you use, they all have the same meaning for the people that take them seriously. Don’t be afraid to dream big and especially don’t be afraid to chase after those dreams.

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Reynolds & Reynolds – Job Searching

Driving 2 hours to Dayton for some final skills tests and hopefully an interview at Reynolds & Reynolds. Hoping this will turn into a nice job offer. I’m pretty excited about this company and would love the opportunity to work for them. From what I’ve seen they have a great atmosphere and many opportunities for coworkers to bond. Sports leagues as well as events like cooking competitions. If not just for the fun they would be on their own, they sound like great times and great ways to learn more about the people you work with. Everyone I’ve talked to from the company has been very nice and they’ve been great at trying to accommodate with my free time and work around my school schedule. I’m excited to get to meet more people today and see what the area’s like around their Dayton campus. Oh, and did I mention they have on site workout facilities. 🙂 How could you not be excited for that?! Working out and playing soccer, I’m gonna be in better shape than I was in high school in no time at all. I think I’ve gone on enough now so wish me luck and I’ll update when I know more. Everyone have a great day.


Comeback Kids

Apparently I’m not the kind of person that my friends would think had a blog lol When I tell them I do they look at me funny!
It’s been months since I posted anything, but I saw my brother post up so I figured it was time to get back in it. Got a lot of big decisions to make not really sure how too. Trying to decide where I want to be with school and work is difficult. I’m a 19 year old college student living on paychecks week to week to make phone payments and make my car payments. It’s difficult because it hinders my ability to have extra spending money for the things I want. Shoes and clothes are nice, but I’m really craving some more ink! I’ve got three or four more since I’ve last posted. My inner forearms are done and read “Rise and Rise again, Until Lambs become Lions.” I then got my right bicep done with an icthus ( Jesus fish). I also have my feet done, I got the trinity on my left foot and the words Veritas and Aequitas, meaning truth and justice down the sides. My next move I think is to get the Virgin Mary on my right arm as the beginning stages of my arm sleeve. I need money though! I think I’m gonna try to to start posting more provided I have enough material.


It’s Been Too Long

Wow. It’s been way too long since my brother or I have posted. We’re slacking bad, but hopefully we can start getting back on track. It’s been a pretty crazy year which is partly why I haven’t posted. With all the work I have to get done for my senior capstone project and wanting to hurry up and graduate already, I find myself forgetting about many of the things I used to do. I’ve scheduled myself a lighter semester so hopefully I can start posting more as well as getting back to reading again. The books I want to read are starting to pile up next to my desk and I’m not even halfway through the one on top of the stack. On top of everything else going on, I’m a little unsure of some things in the personal area of my life. Not conflicted per say, but unsure on if I’m really feeling the way I am about someone. And if I am feeling that way, should I even have those feelings for them? Would it be going against a friend of mine if I did? Most importantly, does this person have similar feelings? Oh well, it will be what it will, so I try not to dwell on it much.

Let’s get back to fun and upbeat topics. I’ve recently acquired quite a bit of music from my brother to add to my library and it included some great stuff. Some more Michael Bublé, which is always a great listen. Also a couple of Kings of Leon albums, another John Mayer album, Lee Brice, Paramore, Punk Goes Acoustic 2, and a new one that I’d never heard of – Sequoyah Prep School. Oh and I almost forgot some of Elton John’s greatest hits. I’ve added a few movies to my collection recently as well and there are many coming out in theater’s soon that Id really love to go see. One the top being This Means War closely followed by, yeah I know I might take a little flack for this one but it looks really good, The Vow. I’m a sucker for those kinds of movies and I have my wonderful mother to thank for that. And I don’t mean that sarcastically at all, she really is the best mother anyone could ever have. She’s always there for my brothers and I when we need her, be it as a loving and caring mother or even a friend to just chat.

Well I’ll try to post more here on out and I definitely will after graduation and I have time to do so since I won’t have anymore homework that takes up my time. Time to go to the indoor track meet and hopefully I didn’t miss my roommate run already. Lol.


Its been a while

so im sitting here in the hospital room at the OSU Medical Center with Zoey and for some reason i started thinking about this blog that my brother and i have. i havent been on here for a long time, i really didnt know if it was even still active. im not sure that i have a lot to say. im still in school going to CSCC, it isnt too bad, and working at FedEx, it really sucks. other than that i’ve been alright, for the most part. theres been a lot of things happen that i let get to me, when i know i shouldnt. but for some reason i feel like its worth it…i guess we’ll see. like i said, “its been a while.” i think i need some change, and im afraid to be the one that steps up to make it happen, because im afraid at what that means. im starting to realize that i know what i want and i dont want to settle for anything less. i know that its time to get my head on and focus and start thinking about future. its rough but its real life, welcome to it.
im not much of a writer, this is just how i feel.