Same as last year

Well, it’s 2009. I know we’re all supposed to make resolutions, but I’m not going to do that. Actually, I hear it’s bad for your mental health to do so.

My new year will start out like most; anticipating a college football bowl game (in this case two, with Nebraska and Florida playing in 2009), and looking forward to news from the Macworld Expo (which will be 100% Steve Jobs free this year).

One major change will come, however. Within the next two weeks, I look to be back living in Nebraska. As it turns out, things aren’t what I anticipated them being in Pensacola. My section of town has seen it’s crime rate rise in the past few years, which many believe is an after effect of the displacement Hurricane Katrina caused. That’s a situation I don’t feel comfortable with, especially when given the option to not live in that situation.

I also haven’t been able to find work. I’ve grown tired of simply sitting around and waiting. Upon calling my old job in Lincoln, the thought I could go right back to work up there was confirmed.

Not having work not only affects my pocket, but affects my social life. I’ve met nobody since moving here, and frankly, I don’t really feel like making new friends. I’m perfectly content with the ones I had in Lincoln. Those friends don’t have to work through the trust issues I have with people in general.

Also, on the topic of work, I have career connections at my disposal in Lincoln, something I can’t say for Florida. My dad & step-mom gave me Final Cut Express, a industry standard video editing application, for Christmas. So, all I need now is a camera to shoot video with that I can chop up.

I’m able to move back in to my mom’s, where I’m only going to be responsible for buying food, so I’ll be able to save up money for a lot of the things I need, such as a new camera and a car, and to be able to save up for furniture when the time comes for me to leave the house again. However, unless the job takes me somewhere else, I don’t anticipate leaving Lincoln for a long time.

Upon adding everything up and weighing my pros and cons, if the cold weather is the only thing I have to complain about, then that’s not much. I find job security and good friends too valuable now.

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~ by Steve L. on January 1, 2009.

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