Depends Who You Ask

Some things I like and some things I don't.

Diving In

I am in the midst of what I call my quarter life crisis. I went to school, got a degree, got a job with that degree. Now I want out. This job is terrifying, challenging, rewarding, and a hundred other things. For the right person, this job would be wonderful. A match made in Heaven, if you will. I just don’t think I’m the right fit. I’ve had wonderful moments here. And, truly, you could not ask for a better group of people with whom to work. Unfortunately, this job has broken my heart and at times I feel it’s even crushing my soul. As they say, it isn’t for everyone.

Now comes the hard part. Now I have to decide where to go from here. Do I go back to school? And if I do go back to school, what do I study? Do I try to find employment elsewhere with the degree I already have?

There are so many directions to go in, but that is as much the problem as anything. I have so many interests yet I have not found a way to get paid for those passions—at least not without uprooting my life entirely. (Uprooting is easier before you become attached to people.) And with so many options, do you just pick one and hope for the best? I did that already and here I am.

Truly, I am passionate about writing. I started this blog initially for a journalism class. I didn’t follow through with the journalism for various reasons, but my love of writing never went away. If I could get paid to write, I would. But what would I write?

I guess that’s what I’m doing back here on the blog. Writing. I think that if maybe I just start writing, constantly, excessively then my writing will take on a direction. One can hope, at least.

But for now, duty calls. Any writing advice is welcome.

fantasybuddha:

The University of South Carolina had another solid signing day this year—Top 10 recruiting class incuding four Parade All-Americans—but this may be Gamecock Nation’s favorite “letter of intent.”

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fantasybuddha:

The University of South Carolina had another solid signing day this year—Top 10 recruiting class incuding four Parade All-Americans—but this may be Gamecock Nation’s favorite “letter of intent.”

"If only I had an enemy bigger than my apathy I could have won."

Mumford & Sons

fuckyeahlost:

PENNY: Hello?DESMOND: Penny?PENNY: Desmond?DESMOND: Penny…Penny, you answered. You answered, Penny.[In London, Penelope is at home standing by a Christmas tree.]PENNY: Des, where are you?DESMOND: I’m…I’m, I’m on a boat. Um…I’ve been on an island, and — Oh my god, Penny. Is that really you?PENNY: Yeah! Yes, it’s me!DESMOND: You believe me? You still care about me?PENNY: Des, I’ve been looking for you for the past three years. I know about the island. I’ve been researching—-[static]—-and then when I spoke to your friend Charlie, that’s when I knew you were still alive. That’s when I knew I wasn’t crazy. Des, are you still there!?DESMOND: Yes, yes, I’m here! I’m still here, can you hear me?PENNY: Yeah, yeah, that’s better.DESMOND: I love you, Penny. I’ve always loved you. I’m so sorry. I love you.PENNY: I love you too.DESMOND: I don’t know where I am, but—PENNY: I’ll find you, Des—DESMOND: —I promise—PENNY: —no matter what—DESMOND: —I’ll come back to you—PENNY: —I won’t give up—BOTH: I promise. I love you.[Static cuts them off.]SAYID: I’m sorry. The power source went dead, it’s all we have.[Desmond walks toward Sayid, his memory of him and his time on the island returning.]DESMOND: Thank you, Sayid. [They shake hands] It was enough.SAYID: Are you alright now?DESMOND: Aye. I’m perfect.

Maybe the greatest episode ever.

Reblogged from fuckyeahlost

fuckyeahlost:

PENNY: Hello?
DESMOND:
Penny?
PENNY: Desmond?
DESMOND: Penny…Penny, you answered. You answered, Penny.
[In London, Penelope is at home standing by a Christmas tree.]
PENNY: Des, where are you?
DESMOND: I’m…I’m, I’m on a boat. Um…I’ve been on an island, and — Oh my god, Penny. Is that really you?
PENNY: Yeah! Yes, it’s me!
DESMOND: You believe me? You still care about me?
PENNY: Des, I’ve been looking for you for the past three years. I know about the island. I’ve been researching—-[static]—-and then when I spoke to your friend Charlie, that’s when I knew you were still alive. That’s when I knew I wasn’t crazy. Des, are you still there!?
DESMOND: Yes, yes, I’m here! I’m still here, can you hear me?
PENNY: Yeah, yeah, that’s better.
DESMOND: I love you, Penny. I’ve always loved you. I’m so sorry. I love you.
PENNY: I love you too.
DESMOND: I don’t know where I am, but—
PENNY: I’ll find you, Des—
DESMOND: —I promise—
PENNY: —no matter what—
DESMOND: —I’ll come back to you—
PENNY: —I won’t give up—
BOTH: I promise. I love you.
[Static cuts them off.]
SAYID: I’m sorry. The power source went dead, it’s all we have.
[Desmond walks toward Sayid, his memory of him and his time on the island returning.]
DESMOND: Thank you, Sayid. [They shake hands] It was enough.
SAYID: Are you alright now?
DESMOND: Aye. I’m perfect.

Maybe the greatest episode ever.

goed:

heh heh

Bahaha

Reblogged from goed

goed:

heh heh

Bahaha

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landscapelifescape:

Troop of Gorillas visit a camp

This is absolutely beautiful!

One of the coolest things I’ve ever seen.

smilingfork:

Irish Cream Cheesecake-Marbled Fudge Brownies



Difficulty: ★★☆☆☆ (easy)



Yield: 30 brownies 


Ingredients:
Brownie Batter:
3/4 cup (1 1/2 stick) unsalted butter, cut into 1-inch pieces
7 oz. semisweet chocolate, chopped
3 oz. unsweetened chocolate, chopped
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt
4 large eggs
1 cup all-purpose flour
Cheesecake Batter:
12 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup plus 2 tbsp granulated sugar
1 large egg
1/4 cup Bailey’s Irish cream liqueur
Directions:
Brownie:
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line a 9- by 13-inch metal baking pan with foil, edges overlapping the pan. Grease foil with butter or cooking spray.
In a large saucepan set over low heat, combine unsalted butter, and semisweet and unsweetened chocolate. Stir frequently until the mixture is smooth. Remove saucepan from heat and whisk in sugar, vanilla extract, and salt. Whisk in eggs, one at a time. Fold in flour.
Transfer batter to prepared pan and smooth the top.
Cheesecake:
In a medium bowl, beat together cream cheese and sugar with an electric mixer until smooth. Beat in Bailey’s Irish Cream liqueur and egg yolk.
Dollop the cheesecake batter over the brownie batter. Using a knife or metal offset spatula, swirl the cheesecake batter with the top layer of the brownie batter.
Bake until the cheesecake batter is just set in the center and a toothpick inserter in the center of the brownies comes out with a few moist crumbs attached, 30 to 35 minutes. Cool completely in pan. Using the overhanging foil, lift the brownies out of the pan.  Chill in fridge for at least 1 hour. Cut and serve. They are best served cold.



Yes please.

Reblogged from smilingfork

smilingfork:

Irish Cream Cheesecake-Marbled Fudge Brownies

Difficulty:
★★☆☆☆ (easy)

Yield:
30 brownies

Ingredients:

Brownie Batter:

  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 stick) unsalted butter, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 7 oz. semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 3 oz. unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

Cheesecake Batter:

  • 12 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup plus 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup Bailey’s Irish cream liqueur

Directions:

Brownie:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line a 9- by 13-inch metal baking pan with foil, edges overlapping the pan. Grease foil with butter or cooking spray.
  2. In a large saucepan set over low heat, combine unsalted butter, and semisweet and unsweetened chocolate. Stir frequently until the mixture is smooth. Remove saucepan from heat and whisk in sugar, vanilla extract, and salt. Whisk in eggs, one at a time. Fold in flour.
  3. Transfer batter to prepared pan and smooth the top.

Cheesecake:

  1. In a medium bowl, beat together cream cheese and sugar with an electric mixer until smooth. Beat in Bailey’s Irish Cream liqueur and egg yolk.
  2. Dollop the cheesecake batter over the brownie batter. Using a knife or metal offset spatula, swirl the cheesecake batter with the top layer of the brownie batter.
  3. Bake until the cheesecake batter is just set in the center and a toothpick inserter in the center of the brownies comes out with a few moist crumbs attached, 30 to 35 minutes. Cool completely in pan. Using the overhanging foil, lift the brownies out of the pan. Chill in fridge for at least 1 hour. Cut and serve. They are best served cold.

Yes please.

Conservative Sheep

Reblogged from animalsbeingdicks

animalsbeingdicks:

Conservative Sheep says “Go back to Burning Man, you dancing hippie! And get a job!”

I knew there was a reason I raised these things.

Headbanger’s Ball

Reblogged from animalsbeingdicks

animalsbeingdicks:

Lemmy and Darrell would argue for hours over who was more metal.

Bahahahaha this is hysterical.

Reblogged from fuckyeahlost

fuckyeahlost:

“I didn’t pluck any of you out of a happy existence. You were all flawed. I chose you because you were like me; you were all alone. You were all looking for something that you couldn’t find out there. I chose you because you needed this place as much as it needed you.” (via)

Love this quote.