Writing The Second Draft

Documenting the Journey as I become who I want to be.

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So it’s been a while!

I guess what ends up happening is that i don’t do a lot bc of work or other stuff and so I don’t have a lot to document or mention. But I’m in socal nowadays so i’m going to try and change that.

Right now I only work on weekend nights so I have all week to work on stuff. In fact this month I’ve got a project with a deadline so hopefully I’ll be able to document that nicely and make a post about it!

Main updates being that I moved, (Drove cross-country with pops) towed all my shit in a small trailer lol. And right now I’m working on finding an apartment for next month so i can move in with The Translator and The Game Designer. But I may be staying with my bro for a bit longer not sure yet. Got some projects planned and yeah. Some big projects lol.

I’m excited to be back, I’ve updated my about page and added a new page so yall have some reference for the titles of folks i’ve been throwing around.

I’ve lost a bunch of weight also! (mostly from not being able to afford food but i’ve got a good job now so it’s no problem) So next up is working on being healthier and legitimately stronger. Hoping to start surfing in the next couple months and generally being more active. But first is wedding season, I’m in the wedding party in two weddings THIS MONTH! First of all is my brother. He asked me to be his best man and that happens Next week!!  Then later this month is The Teacher, she asked me to be a groomsmen (Her fiance is from europe and doesn’t have a ton of dude friends to fill out his side so she’s lending hers lol).

Then in June is moving month! I have to have a place ready and then I can move the girls into it. Then once they’ve got jobs squared away they can pitch in with everything. So this month I’m trying to get as much overtime as possible!

Wish me luck and hopefully I’ll have at least 1 more post for you before the month is out!!

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I am a badass

Alright, you don’t know me but suffice to say, I am a badass.  I’ll give you a little bit of background so you’re not completely lost before I put up my About page.  I’m Seth, 24 years old, and I recently moved halfway across the country to a suburb of Detroit, Michigan.

I’ve been here for about… three weeks, I guess, but this week I procured and started my first job.  That’s right, my first job ever. Now, you might be thinking “Isn’t 24 a little late to be just getting your first job?” and you might be right. But I did do my stint in college for a while, although it didn’t exactly agree with me for reasons that will be expounded upon at a later date I’m sure.

In any case, finding a job isn’t why I’m a badass, I’ll be honest, my pops actually got me in to this location.  He works as a programmer and I was brought in to test software for what we’re working on. Which I will tell y’all about when it’s done and I’ll point you to where you can get your hands on some if it’s the kinda thing you need but I digress.

No, I’m a badass because I’ve been on the job 9-5, for two days. I went in a couple half days earlier in the week, helped out a little just to see if the bossman would find me useful and decide to hire me.  Tuesday pops said he was kinda waffling so I didn’t go in wednesday, y’know, give them a day to miss me P: . Well, it worked. Pops comes home that evening and says “Hey, <Bossman> wants you in 9am tomorrow.”

Thursday morning I go in and we talk, make a plan that I’ll come in 3 days a week for software testing and whatever else they happen to need and if I could pick up some of the programming language and help with that, that’d be great. So I spend thursday connecting computer networks and learning some XML,  pops has the Java covered but can’t seem to pick up the XML dialect of Android for the layouts to look proper.

It takes me most of the day but, staff of doom, I got this. Anyways I go in on Friday and we discuss my direction with the company before I get some additional tasks for the day.  So I get my shit done, connect printers, code some XML, test the software, debug, write up some information,  etc. My co-workers, there’s only two of them (aside from my pops),  didn’t show up today. This isn’t new and, from what I’ve been hearing, happens quite a lot. So they’re starting to get on the Bossman’s shitlist and I’m looking pretty damn good right about now. Bossman turns to me and tells me that he wants me in every day next week, and that I’m getting promoted to General Administrative Manager (fancy title) and that he’s gonna count on me to keep things in order and that basically I’ll be boss to the two that didn’t show today. As well as additional responsibilities, helping customers, etc.

So while this could just be ploy to light a fire under the asses of his other workers, I’m still getting double the hours I was gonna get and well, let’s get to the point:

Promotion to management position, after 2 days’ work, on my first (ever) job. 

Hello, my name’s Seth and yessir, I am a badass.

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