Sunday, 24 November 2013

A change would do me good.

There comes a time in peoples lives when change is inevitable.  There are different situations that call for change.  Sometimes we cannot control these things but other times we can create these changes.  I have worked for various employers through out my working career.  I have done fast food, small package logistic, and worked for one of the largest oil companies in the world.  Each time I have moved on I looked for a change.  I needed something that I did not hate doing.

The work was fine the pay was alright and I put everything I had into those working positions.  I always seemed to want something more, something more worth while. Then about 2 years ago I was given the opportunity to get in to the Finance Industry.  I took the courses to get my Canadian Investment Funds Course (CIFC).  I also studied to become Life Licensed.

I spent the first year in my new profession learning about sales.  I knew what I was getting myself into.  I just didn't realize how much harder it was to break into this industry.  I learned a lot about myself  during this time.  I had bouts of anxiety and depression that I had to control even during client meetings.  I had no previous sales experience nor had experience in owning my own business.

Here I am now,  typing away on this blog.  It has been nearly a year since I left that industry and nearly four years away from oil and gas.  I find myself working in audio and visual.  I own my own business and get hired through out the city by different Audio/Visual Firms.  Will this be the place where I can work and do what I love?  Time will tell.  Only by moving forward I will find my answer.

Crap... It's 4:58 AM already.  Its time to lay my weary head.  I hope you all have a wonderful day.

Monday, 18 February 2013

So another day ends.  It is not 2am but it is getting pretty late.  The time is  11:30 am Mountain Standard time.  I just placed my phone on its charger and hope that my iPhone doesn't crap out due to the new OS update Apple put out.  It has been a while since my last Blog post.  A lot has changed since January 4th 2013.  My daughter was born on that day and boy things have changed.  I thought I had no time to my self to begin with.  Now it litter ally is no time to myself.  I have to sneak away sometimes to get a little peace and quiet.

Now don't get me wrong.  I love my little girl so much and wife is just amazing being a mother.  I just want to try and get a little time to reflect on the days events and just relax.  People always say, "Now that you have a kid say good bye to everything you once knew".  I really don't believe that is the case.  One can find peace even if it is only for 5 minutes.  Remembering to enjoy those 5 minutes is the key.  I will try and keep this thought in my head as I take a breather from work and from home while I am alone in the car driving.  I think it is a good practice to have.

This past weekend I have played the closed Beta of SimCity 5.  I was quite happy playing such an intuitive game.  I spent a few hours playing it while my parents took care of my baby and my wife went out to do some shopping.  Savoring every minute of being on the computer.  I think I will be using SimCity 5 to let off steam and relax at the end of the day.  I have to upgrade the computer but I think that is going to be alright as I have been using hand me down computers for a very long time.

Sleep beckons...  Thanks for reading.  I hope to continue doing this on a regular basis!