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Life. Love. School. Career.

So much has been going on in my life recently. With 19 credit hours, major life decisions needing to be made in the near future, and a life filled with commitments I have had little to take a step back and think big picture. I have just accepted a full time job at idc Marketing (am in the process of making a final decision) which is going to require me to relocate to the glorious state of Indiana. With only a month and a half till graduation and the official start of my new career, there is so much to do before I will feel fully prepared. I need to finish this freelance project website, maintain adequate grades in my classes, get my license/car, make final decisions on where I will live for my new job, and I also have to work on a project for my independent study. Needless to say, I have a bunch happening all at once and, while at the moment it seems extremely stressful, I am trying to rely on God for the strength to push through.

In terms of my job, I will be the sole web developer which will require me to self-teach myself and keep myself up to date on the various technology advances and topics that I will be working with. I am highly looking forward to seeing what's in store for my future as I know that God will use me to accomplish amazing things for Him.

Revising le website

Currently I'm working on cleaning up my code and implementing new features. Essentially, I'm trying to create an easy to use CMS system that will allow me to login using AJAX and will also allow for creating, updating, and deleting blog posts. I'm hoping to be able to reuse much of this code on future websites to simplify logging in, posting, and so on. So far I have logging in and posting new blog posts working fairly well. Next I will need to add deleting and updating of the individual posts which I will more than likely try and use AJAX to make it look prettier. Prettier versus simplicity of code is the question at hand...

I'm a T.A. I have power. I also have a longboard.

The power that is in my hands right now is unbearable. I can tell someone to do something and they will obey me! Okay, not really. The power has not gotten to my head. I can imagine some professor or some of the people I work with reading this and being like he shouldn't have this job. He's a total whack-job. Or something along those lines. But yeah! I'm officially a T.A. for the most introductory computer class out there...A.K.A. COS104.

You are never going to guess what the assignment is. Okay you might if you are in this class but the assignment is to basically create a blog with the bare minimum in order to blog on a regular basis. I actually am learning stuff as I am teaching the other people how to complete their assignment. Life, for example, I had no idea that there was a way to add a menu to your page. Or like there was a way to connect it to your social media network or some of the other oddities which are commonly overlooked.

So if you don't know me, I am like this super energetic person. As I sit here, I'm not sitting. I'm spinning around the room on a chair just because that's what I do best! :P Today has been a super productive day so I feel as though I kinda have the right to spin around and do whatever I want...okay. In a reasonable connotation that is. No clue what the word is but I feel like it sort of fits there.

Going off on the fact that I'm super active and stuff - I just bought a longboard yesterday. It's a little too early to tell whether that was the smartest decision of my life or the worst. Last night I taught myself how to longboard and I was out till like midnight just going around in circles trying not to fall. I guess you could say right now that I'm a mediocreish longboarder but I still can't make abrupt stops or turns. I've only wiped out a few times and have yet to get horribly injured so I'm playing it semi-safe. It's so much fun though. As a child, my parents were super strict about like skateboarding or doing anything was appeared to be dangerous. I guess this is sort of like my rebellion even though it technically isn't rebellion, more of just letting myself fly freely.

For the next 2 hours, I will have the privilege of helping others learn how to create their first wordpresses! Although I'm not a pro at this by any means, I can definitely say that my being here is stretching me both mentally and physically. For starters, I don't really know what exactly it is they are supposed to do. I know what they're supposed to do but I don't know how they are to go about doing this. I will be learning right along side them. However, I need to appear to have an idea as to what it is they are supposed to be doing. Pretending to know something that you don't know exactly is a pretty difficult task. Unless you're super awesome or can just be a sly liar, then it'll be tough. I think I can manage.