There was something I wanted to say about this but now I don’t recall…
I’ve had the pleasure of interacting with many other people in the 43Things community. Some have closed their accounts and some are less active than others. Whenever I see the account closed message or deleted comments from interesting entries I’m afraid that I won’t remember the people who helped me along my way. At some level I wonder if people forget me as well when I’m not as active too.
Over the past two years I’ve developed my skills as a massage therapist. At the same time I neglected my technical skills and educational background in computer science and engineering. I’m afraid that my time out of the industry is going to prevent me from ever stepping back into the industry.
I’ve never programmed in Java before so the learning curve appears pretty steep right now. I’ve started using Eclipse and I’ve downloaded the Android SDK.
I’m afraid of appearing on failblog.
I’ve got it. I’m afraid that it might not go away.
I’m already behind on my studying schedule. I’ve scheduled to take the exam on November 11th.
The paperwork is in. The fees have been paid. I’m trying to study so I can ace the exam. I still need to schedule a test date.
I have a total of three student loans. All of them are currently in repayment. I have one of my loans ‘handled’ with an automatic payment program. With the other two loans I make my monthly payments. I’m trying to pay these loans back more quickly by sending in larger than required payments. Money has been tight and progress has been slow.
I should have received an invitation to the wedding reception but I didn’t. I’m afraid that my presence was unwanted. I’m also afraid that I lost a friend.
I spent about four hours this afternoon and evening helping friends move stuff. They’re trying to sell their house and moved some extra possessions into storage.
I’d still like to spend more time with them since we don’t get together that often.
Highly processed cheese product does not cover up my poor cooking skills. I’m not sure if my poor cooking skills rendered the cheese into waste or if it is normally just that bad.
A recent hire asked me if I was a lead. I’m not in a leadership position but I’m still trying to make a positive difference.
Some of my student loans are currently through the Department of Education. There’s a program called Checkmate II for automatic payments with a reduced interest rate for some loans. I thought that I could sign up for this online but that just isn’t an option. Earlier this month I spoke to a customer support representative who mailed me an application for the Checkmate II program. I received a letter today which indicated that the application was enclosed but there was no application in the envelope. It just seems a bit odd that more paper and postage has been wasted
to get rid of one monthly statement.
Since I’ve been working on Going Paperless I’ve been scanning and shredding many paper documents. I’m afraid that I’ll need to provide a receipt, statement, or letter for something and that my electronic version will be rejected.
I haven’t started packing yet. My plane leaves on Monday morning. I already have a ride to the airport. I just need to get the packing done. It’s going to be a short trip so if I leave anything behind it shouldn’t be a big deal.
Often I go through the day without a plan and as a result I’m not productive. Procrastination tends to be automatic. S.M.A.R.T. planning is helpful to avoid procrastination.
I’m too worried about all the unimportant junk in my life. If I ended up homeless where would I keep all of my clutter?
With my current job I don’t have a regular income. I’m compensated with tips and commissions. I’d really hate to go broke. If I went broke I think that the worst part would be my father giving me an “I told you so” lecture and still insisting that I get a different job.
I used to enjoy airline travel. Now I have some anxiety about flying. I think part of it is because of some negative feelings about the process of traveling. I don’t care for the pricing games that airlines play. And I’m not a big fan of the security gauntlet.
And once an airline lost my luggage. It was eventually returned to me at 2am. I’m not sure why they couldn’t wait until a reasonable hour during the morning. And I’m not fond of all the headaches involved if you ever need to make changes to your flight. And I really dislike it when an airline cancels your flight and forces you into making changes to your itinerary.
and the tickets even came with extra fees for security and luggage!