Sunday, January 08, 2006

It's a New Year...well, 8 days ago

Yup, the calendar now says 2006. It is hard to believe that is the current year. I graduated high school TEN YEARS AGO!!! Has it really been that long? Has it really been FIVE years since I graduated college? It really is true that time flies faster when you get older. I am about 6 months out from hitting 28 and I am starting to wonder where the years went. The only saving grace is that I don't feel like I am 28. My body does sometimes yes. But I still feel like a young guy at heart. That can be good and bad but I mostly see it as a good thing. Not a day passes where I wish it was ok for me to get out action figures and start playing. Why? I don't know. Will I ever outgrow that? Will I be 65 and still playing video games? I am sure that having a kid sometime down the line will affect my fun time significantly, but right now, I don't see myself wanting to outgrow this.

So what do I have in store for the new year. I don't know that anyone has ever had a New Years Resolution and kept it so I won't go that route. I would like to be successful in my job. I love my job and don't know what I am going to do if things don't pan out. Sure, I could go back to teaching, but I hated that job. I don't see myself going back to that. I am right at the 6 month period so hopefully things are going to start panning out soon. I would hate to be 28 years old and looking at a third career after failing 2 careers. Sure, that fits with my above paragraph of not growing up, but my career is something I would actually like to be adult in. Pray, cross your fingers, whatever that in 6 months I am talking about how successful I am in Real Estate.

As you read in a previous post, I won player of the year in poker. I would like to continue being a decent poker player this year and win some more money. On the first day of the year, I started this goal out on the right foot and won the very first poker tournament I played. Not bad to win one right off that bat. However, I played 2 tourneys last night and didn't win any money in either one of them bring my plus/minus for the year in poker to -$10. Not a big loss, but after winning my very first tourney, it would have been nice to follow up with some more money to really build that confidence up. Only time will tell.

It should be an interesting and maybe life changing year. I'll let everyone know all about it...

4 comments:

Mom said...

I hope this year goes well for you. I have faith and I keep my fingers crossed and I pray. Out of all that something should work and it will.

Mrs.Manuel said...

If you have to look for a third career, it won't be because you failed in the previous two. You LEFT teaching, you did not fail in it.
Either way, I just hope you are happy. As long as you are happy, bringing in the money or no, winning at poker or no, I still love you.

Nani said...

Sweetie, you'll never feel your age. Your body is the only thing that tells you when you're getting old. Your mind will always feel young. Anyway, you are still very young and have a lot of time ahead to realize your dreams. Keep working and believing in yourself.

Valkyrie said...

I'm 30, love video games and fellow gamers, literature and writing. I hope I never outgrow my fondness for X-men comic books.