March 31st, 2007

Ice King, Adventure Time

The Year of the Change

Hey everyone.  I’m back!  I hope all is well.  I will have some stories to share with you later about my trip.  I had a swell time and I feel much better in general.  I guess I needed a few days away.  Anyways, time to blog, so blog I must.


People prefer to make New Year’s resolutions on December 30 or 31.  They say it’s the end of the year and that’s how it’s always been done.  We get the state of the union once a year in January.  I say, why not yearly update on a day that is NOT either of those.  So I chose today for now. 


Anyways, this year has been pretty…er…..well, it’s not 05-06, let’s put it that way.  I totally didn’t see myself as where I am now.  I mean I feel like a totally different person from who I was years ago.  I mean now I just feel like I have matured in some ways to the world.  I’m focusing less on being an outright goofball and more on an adult, mostly because, well, it’s just time.  No, I’m still retaining the goofball tendencies, but I have to start looking forward to the future.  I thought I would be done with college, but now it looks as if I will be there yet another year.  I will have to see what the future holds.


Yeah, I might not be as crazy as I used to be, but I still have fun with….er….fun.   love jokes, telling them, and just having a great time with good friends.  The past couple days showed me that. 


I’m also realizing that I should also focus on a new person in my life.  I mean someone special in my life that I may or may not know that I can spend the rest of my life with.  The world of love has been a pretty scary place for me to visit.  The thought of jumping in again scares me.  I mean I feel out of touch with my romantic side, but I figure it’ll find its way back again.  After all, Google maps are AWESOME.  Anyways, many fears continue to plague me, but I’m sure everything will be good.


I had hoped I would be leaving my old job for a new one, and that was right.  I traded the old debacle with a new one, working as a “furniture” associate.  Yup, and I think I made the right choice.  Higher pay, semi-flexible hours, and more benefits.  However, I really want to get an electronics job before the next year is over.  We shall see.


I have also been working a lot on my spiritual side, and I feel like I am definitely heading in the right direction.  I prepared and delivered my first sermon earlier this past year, and I am right now working on my second one which I plan to deliver at the end of the month. 


School is about to come to a close this year, and my plans to graduate are here.  I am also considering a degree in computer programming, but we shall see if I get enough money for it.  If not, real world, here I come!  I might still take a class or two next year, because I want to compete in SkillsUSA next year.  We will see what the future holds.


I want to thank my good friends, family, and others in helping me on my journey in life.  Without you, all this wouldn’t be possible.  I have high hopes for the year ahead, and I hope everyone sticks around for the ride.  Who knows, maybe it’ll be the best year of my life.  I just hope that above all, I just don’t lose “it”.  I don’t know exactly what “it” is, but it’s whatever makes me Allen-ish.  I don’t want to let it go.  Maybe it’ll be the end of me, or it might save me.  Only one knows the future, so my compass is going that way.  Anways, thanks to everyone.  I love you all.


With all that behind me, I want to add one more thing before I close.  I just want to ask everyone a serious question.


Ever head of a soda named “Cherrywine”?


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