Ocracoke Island

Two years ago today, I was lying on one of the beaches of Ocracoke Island, my feet planted firmly in the sand as the waves of the ocean rippled around them. The sun shining down on my face provided a feeling of satisfaction that cannot often be matched. I was made for the ocean. There really is nothing else like it. Today, I am sitting in my kitchen, attempting to draw my mind back to that day. Two years later, the memory is still there, if mainly propped up by the pictures that we took that day. Continue reading “Ocracoke Island”

Calm Down

My life has provided me with a fairly high level of stress level as of late. Between resigning from a job and moving 700 miles back home to settling into my new house and attempting to find employment, a lot has gone down since the 15th of last month. At least once a day, my brain attempts to shut down and disappear into a video game consule somewhere and I have to remind myself, “There are steps in place here for success. I just have to continue to put one foot down in front of the other to reach our goal.” Continue reading “Calm Down”

Hiatus

Looks like I’ve got one more day in Virginia. Our plan was to stay here until July 2. However, a company contacted me last week about work. I had two interviews with them last week and they have asked me to come for a third interview at their St. Louis location this week. My timeline has been moved up a little bit but it is definitely for the best. Continue reading “Hiatus”

Protect Your Future

Saving money seems like such an easy thing. Every child has a piggy bank. Parents have savings accounts for the children. Many people begin teaching their kids to save money at an early age as a way to prepare them for adulthood. Though studies have shown that traditional savings accounts are not always the best way to go when building towards the future, it still is a good way to teach children about the benefits of compound interest and not spending more than you make. Continue reading “Protect Your Future”

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