So I’ve been pretty quiet the last few weeks, and there’s a good reason. Unfortunately, that reason means things are going to go on hold. As I mentioned recently, I quit my job. It had been my intention to sit down and work on The Epic of Sadko this summer. A few things are getting in the way of that. There is a narrative to be told into this rash of events that have led up to me being where I am today.
Hey everyone. I’ve already mentioned this over on my Facebook page, but thought I would put something here. If you’ve read about this over there, then you’ll find that here there will be a little more detail and process, instead of just the effects that I put over there. This is a life update about my job, my career and my future.
To put it short, I’m quitting my job, and I am not looking for another one.
So I promised that I would give an update of what happened while I was not here. And a number of things did happen.
In November, I applied to my first grad school. This I announced in my last post before I came back. I did not apply for another one until December. The problem? Money. With it being the holiday season, and I having only been at my job for a few months, I had not the savings that I needed to be able to pay for a) application fees and b) transcript processing. The drive to work was killing my gas tank and I wasn’t able to save much money for anything I did. So the second place I applied was the school I graduated from, Arizona State University. The defeated feeling I felt from having to do this was strong and likely kept me from being social for a while. I probably hedged out friendships and pushed people away, some of whom aren’t going to come back. At the time I couldn’t help it, but it didn’t make anything better. So, December was a slow spiral for me. December was also when I abandoned my attempt at making a very good writing sample for my applications, and instead revamped an old paper into a much better paper [You can read it here!]. This was still a lot of work, mind you, but it means that I still have not written my paper on player styles. It will probably become one of my seminar papers.