Hello, 3 people. It’s been a while since I last posted and I figured it was necessary to provide an update on my life.
Done with school, maybe?
After 3 years of being a graduate student (with one semester in which I had to drop out), I am finally done! I graduated this past May with an M.S. in Applied Biomedical Engineering. I am hoping this will lead me to a great career in the biomedical field!
For almost every day after work and during the weekend during this entire month of June, this has pretty much been my project. We will be doing some home improvement in my bedroom, which is in the basement, and it’s taking up so much of time! And my allergies from all the dust and nastiness! UGH! I’ve thrown away a lot of things and also sold stuff I didn’t want anymore. But, in the end, I think this is a good thing. I realize I possess several things I don’t need.
Earlier this month, I attended my godbrother’s PhD thesis defense. This is something I had marked on my calendar several months in advance. I wasn’t going to miss it no matter what! And I’m so proud of him! He and Kuya are the ones I followed all throughout school, from TAG to Kenmoor to Roose to college and ALMOST to a PhD program. I listen to you every time you give me advice, whether I asked for it or not. And it definitely stems from how your parents raised you. I thank you for everything and I’m excited for what is in store for you in the near future.
I did my second iteration of the Whole30 program. Except this time I did just 28 days. I didn’t follow the program strictly this time since I already knew the ins and outs of it. Also, I spent a day in Philly and I had the option to either die from starvation or eat a cheesesteak…
Anyway, from May31 to June27, I ate on a strict diet and lost about 10-12lbs. Similar results like last time. Better skin complexion, better sleep, just feel better overall. And then afterwards, I ate some Chips Ahoy cookies and gained 2 pounds and felt like crap. LOL.
Oh yeah, I’m currently unemployed. Hire me. Thanks.
Travel, travel, travel
Before I find a new job, I decided I’m going to travel for a couple months because I feel like it. I’ll try to snapchat some of it.
If you’ve ever heard about quarter-life crises or read a book like Dr. Meg Jay’s The Defining Decade, you may feel like you’ve got to decide to get to steppin’ with this adult life thing. However, we are all living our lives at different speeds and in different paths. I’m glad I came to the realization that God has his own plan for me if I choose to listen and I find solace in understanding this.
I do not care to keep up with the Joneses. I’m on my own I’m fine with not having my own place to live, not having everything I want, or being single. I do not want to be envious of what other people have; as a matter of fact, I get excited in learning about everyone’s accomplishments and milestones. It suggests to me that you’re actually trying to do something with your life. I enjoy learning how successful someone’s business is or if someone moved to another place to jump start their new career. I have always admired those who have been willing to take great risks in order to achieve their goals. It has been something I’ve been afraid to do. But not anymore.
Seriously, if you want to get something done, GO DO IT. Instead of whining and complaining, do something about it. You are your only obstacle. If you want to lose that weight, if you want to go out and travel, if you want to find a better job, GO DO IT. My godbrother once told me that once you get to a certain age, people aren’t going to hold your hand and just serve you want you need on a silver platter. You have the resources and the tools and a great deal of information available. If you don’t, find them. It’s up to us to make good use of them in order to achieve.
I’m in a very comfortable position. My mind is in a much better place compared to last year. There are friends and family who believe in me and that’s all I really need to get by.