Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Day 33: Studious

As I've mentioned before on this blog, I'm a college student. I decided to pick Computer Science as the field of my studies, and this has proven to be a satisfying choice for me. I enjoy the content and how it relates to the world around me. I feel more in tune with technology and how programs work.

However, it's not all a magical fun ride. It requires a lot of work to be proficient and skilled in the field, and that work requires a lot of time. As a self-improving student with a part time job and quite a few hobbies, I find myself sometimes stacked for time.

Today, though, I decided to make a change. Instead of playing one of my various video games, I decided to take some time for my studies. A few sections of optional Calculus and the beginning of a C++ project later, I really felt more satisfied with my day. Rather than stressing and doing it at the last moment, I had the option of working ahead.

...And then I played video games.

Today, I worked to become more studious.

Daniel, of course.

Day 32: Self-Sufficient

Short one.

My recent encounters with my good friend that almost ended in calamity got me to think over the past few days. If this person and I were to have a similar falling out or confrontation and the result was more unfavorable, I'm not sure where that would leave me. They're very important to me and are one of my purest confidants and companions.

However, like all things in life, they're not permanent. Things happen, people grow apart, miles spring up between people. I realized I had been investing a lot of time into growing dependent on someone who simply isn't responsible for me.

So, today I tried to space myself from others and worked on being a more self-sustaining person. Though it was a bit lonely, I found that I was able to be just me with just myself to keep me company without going crazy.

Today, I grew more independent.

Daniel, of course.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Day 31: Fence Mending

Short post.

A more religious person might say that to err is human, to forgive divine. Though I disagree with some of the sentiment and especially the self-righteousness of the forgiver, the statement does feel particularly good.

As my previous post mentioned, I was wounded, gravely. However, there's a reason they're in my inner circle: they belong there. I won't let myself exclude one of the most trusted people in my life for the sake of feeling vengeful or arbirtrary.

Today, I learned better to forgive.

Daniel, of course.