So for those of you who don't know I've been in the army for the past 4 years, and now, after 2 years in Germany, a year in Afghanistan, and various other places. I have finally come back home to Utah.
I've been home for about two months now and have seemingly gotten settled finally. I have a job at a call center, which isn't too bad. Mostly because I can work lots of overtime, like I am used to from the army. Most of my days were 16 hours long starting at about 3-4 AM. So far it is really easy to advance in the workplace with the work ethic I've gained over the years.
It's so nice to be near family and friends again. Spending time with my family after all this time is kinda weird though. It seems like they all went changing, and I guess I have too, but it's still unnerving. Whats funny is my buddy Fayathon, that dude didn't change one bit, still just as surly and sarcastic, so it's nice to know that some things don't change. Fayt and some of his buddies heard that I ran some DnD games when I was deployed, and so have taken to badgering me to run a campaign for them. I'm trying to get the stuff together but it just seems like I am so busy, I'm afraid they might be waiting for a bit. speaking of nerdy stuff, I've gotten back into Magic The Gathering, and ran into my old fried
at a Friday Night Magic tournament that I almost won, She was with her wonderful fiance, and it was great to catch up.
Lets see what else?
Oh well my birthday was two days ago which is always kinda a coin flip day. Sometimes good, but a lot of the times bad. I try not to put to much hope into it being good just in case, but this birthday wasn't too bad. I won some nifty things in raffles and such at work and online so that was cool, got a bag of candy from my in-laws as a present. got a few games and things like the new mario for the wii u. heard from an old friend. . . sort of. . .
hmm what else, oh and my credit card information got stolen and used to go on an internet shopping spree.
So yeah about par for my birthdays. . .
Finally bought my own place, the previous owners didn't really take care of it, so its a fixer upper but I don't mind work. XD
It is in a really good neighborhood though, actually near where I went to high school, which is nice, because I'm close to alot of my favorite places to spend time. I've always liked to find places to just sit and think. Find a peaceful place and relax. Nowadays I usually have my tablet and am trying to write my book, But I always make time on Saturdays to go down to a little market that I used to spend a lot of time at in high school. I remember lots of time just sitting and hanging out there until they would close and the girl running the shop would kick me out. For awhile it was kind of a routine.
Hmm funny how you miss weird things like that. Mostly I just go and grab a cup of coffee or tea and try to write for an hour or so. No more hanging out till closing. I guess you can't really reclaim the past, just move forward and keep your good memories with you like a warm light.
Maybe that's why I go to those places now and again. I don't really need the peace anymore. It's nice to have, but when I was deployed I had to learn to carry a bit of peace with me everywhere. I guess it's just nice to walk underneath those bleachers and enjoy the view through my memories, or wander around an empty park while the leaves fall. And I think those memories were what got me through the endless days and nights, how it all became a blur of human suffering and loneliness. . .
heh this became philosophical really quick XD
Although I guess that is what happens when you are still awake past midnight writing, because you can't sleep.
I've spent so many nights just laying awake, just unable to fall into unconsciousness because of thoughts and memories chasing each other through my head.
Now it just sounds like I'm complaining XD
hmm back to news. . .
My son just turned 4 in sept, he is 50 lbs and just under 50 inches and bigger then all his cousins, even the older ones. and very well behaved. I'm such a proud dad, but not because he is good, no but because he can finish most mario levels without help.
As for me. . . well I don't really know how much dA I'm going to be doing, but probably more. I am planning on deleting my facebook this week or next. I just don't like the drama and I never really use it. So that leaves deviantArt as the only real website I regularly visit anymore.
And YouTube. . . but hey everyone visits youtube.
well I just read everything I've written so far and decided that I have now written more then anyone who watches me would read so if you did read this all thanks and tell me your favorite animal in the comments. All three of you ;D
P.S. If you would like, I would be happy to let you read some of what I have written of my book so far. Just track me down, Preferably when I have my tablet, and I'll let you give the first part a read. I always need new eyes to make it better.