Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Update 2.3.1

Over the past month my sister has been married, my car died and my computer crashed.

Fun month.

In reality, this past month went by very slowly. Rachel's wedding was fun and it felt like a breath of fresh air once the chaos of all of the planning was finally over. Right now she and Tyler are on their way back from Washington DC where they spent a few days on their honeymoon.

My car, my dear little car... It was having seriously scary transmission issues. Basically, whenever it rained or got wet a coil was causing one cylinder to miss-fire and made my car vibrate and shake around like nuts. For a few days, and even know, I've considered just getting rid of it and buying a new car. I really don't care for having such a lightweight car. It feels dangerous to be in, especially on the highways.

And that wonderful little old Dell laptop finally bit the circuit board. I purchased a new Toshiba Sattelite that more than doubled the specs on the old one, really really nice so far.

I did get a chance to check out Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University this past week and I'm pretty certain I'll be transferring there this summer semester and I'm getting pretty excited for that. I've always kinda envied those who could do all their schoolwork right from home.

Other than those things lifes been good. Weathers been cold.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Update 2.2.1

I will get used to blogging.


I'm really bad with things like this but I am going to try to keep up with posting new updates.

Lets see, since my last update I've started at Millersville, lost any and all interest in the Air Force, and considered leaving Millersville. Progress, eh? My plans for the Air Force fell through when I was accepted into Millersville University. I was accepted about a month late, everything in my schedule was wrong and getting everything figured out was a nightmare. But finally now (about 4 weeks in) everything is more or less straightened out.

I hate it. All of my classes are considered Gen-Eds and they're basically what I had in middle school, or early high school. It honestly feels like a complete waste of my time. Also, Millersville doesn't have any sort of Aviation program, so my major is declared as Physics with the idea that I could be an engineer. Totally no-fun.

Because of all those things, and various other things, I'm considering transferring to an online school, specifically for Aviation. I contacted Liberty about this and their online Aviation program requires at least a commercial license to even apply. Searching online I found a school in Daytona, Florida. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. And it offers a BS in Professional Aeronautics online. I don't know if it requires any sort of prior flight experience or anything like that yet but I'm waiting for information from them.

Right now I'm toying with the idea of transferring to ERAU online,  from Millersville and just living at home while working. I work for Verizon now by the way (no more Panera!). Just one more thing I need to think and pray about as I worry my way along God's patience riddled plan.

I would love to change my last name.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Update 1.10.2

Patience is one of the hardest virtues to have. And I am so bad at it. I feel like God begins to give direction in one way, and then in another. It's so hard to find God's genuine direction for my life. I wish I knew where He wants me and simply let me go. I feel more like I'm being drug along.

If I continue with my plans for the Air Force I will have to choose between jobs that I may not ever enjoy having but that would pay well and make me financially secure in the future. Which would be such a blessing! Wherever and whenever God leads my relationship with Jes I will need a certain amount of security. Which brings a whole separate area into light. I hate money. Everything costs money. I hate needing to think about how much even a date will cost. Or thinking about how much driving to school costs me every day. It sucks.

Aside from that, I just worry. I worry where God's leading me, I worry when God will get me to where I'm supposed to be and I worry if I'll ever get there. It's just frustrating. And I need to rely on God's strength to get me through.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Update 1.10.1

I always looked at blogs as sort of a silly thing, and the people who wrote and followed them as a bit of an odd technology obsessed crowd. Needless to say it was only a matter of time before I succumbed to writing one. And I'm' realizing now, that this first post is really incredibly awkward...

The reason I chose to write a blog was really more as a way to keep track of my own memories rather than to follow others. I'm coming to the point in my life where many of the questions I had growing up have been answered and are now becoming a reality. And through that reality come more questions.

Sometime in the following months I intend on leaving for Texas for BMT in the Air Force, this was always a long time question I've thought about that is in the process of becoming a reality. It's not the future I had ever really desired to have but it seems more like it's happening out of necessity. When I do leave for training, I will have to leave my girlfriend, Jes, here in PA. This past Sunday we went to church together and then went off alone to talk, we had felt that we were rushing through our relationship (particularly physically) without really taking time to stop and get to know one another. We met specifically to talk about this and to pray together, and this, among other things, it makes me so glad that God brought us together. The simple fact that she wants to know me rather than having a shallow relationship is incredible. It's hard to put this in to words and who ever might read this may think we're being silly or irrational. But believe me, there is no other woman like her and I wouldn't change a single thing even if I could. She is perfect in my eyes.

After I finish with basic training, the Air Force will send me to tech school for 3-5 months depending on my AFCS. Hopefully after finishing tech school I'll return home by mid-summer and prepare to go to Millersville that up-coming semester. I will be majoring in Engineering through Millersville followed by re-entering the Air Force through OTS and being a commissioned officer. As an officer in the Air Force I would have the opportunity to become a pilot.

At some point in my college career I hope to get married and start living on my own. This blog will be the account of these adventures.