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- March 24th, 2009
So, LJ people how are we all doing today? I haven't bothered to really update this too much since this school semester started, so we'll start from the beginning. Recaps are always lovely, right?
My name is Kim and I'm part of LJ Neglector's Anonymous [Hi, Kim!]
I'll try to recap in somewhat chronological order:
-started final semester of school in January [woo hoo]
-started looking for a house around then as well
-started internship with PHXFD [sorry, no hot firefighter pictures, I apologize, I work in a cubicle]
-in the middle of buying a house
-graduate in May [WOO HOO!]
So, now that you're done with the overview, I'm pretty amazingly happy overall. It's insane and I love it. :]
I'm absolutely terrified of living on my own, but there's some kind of excitement that comes from being uncertain of how things will turn out. It's terrifying, frustrating and exciting at the same time. I am cautious of the job market at this point in time, as I am fortunate to be employed but would really enjoy doing something that matched my degree a bit better. The internship with the fire department has been such a positive impact on my life in general and my career path as a whole. I am so glad to know the people I do there, they've been immensely positive and helpful and I will have the confidence to get myself out of Technical Support and into a real career because of them. I didn't realize I was even marketable in this field until I had met them and realized I *was* smart enough and capable enough to succeed in information technology. I hope to pursue a career in Data Analysis or Data Mining in the future, and hope I have the ability to be as influential to someone else as my boss has been to me.
Also, the freakin' PRESIDENT of the UNITED STATES is my freakin' COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER. Perhaps I can thank him for making it possible for me to fulfill one of my life long dreams at such a young age (and invite him to dinner, while I'm at it).
Details on the house: 3 bed/ 2 bath 2 car garage 2 story house in an HOA (kinda bummer but ohwell) on Northwest Phoenix/Glendale border. Backyard big enough for my TRAMPOLINE! [always wanted a big 14 ft one since I can remember]
It's so crazy this is all happening so fast, it's like a culmination of so many years of hard work to get to this point. By the end of May I'll have a new house and a degree in Computer Science. Both things I would've thought impossible a few years ago.
I feel so absolutely blessed and privelliged to be so fortunate in my life and I plan on doing whatever I can to pay it forward.
...also I need to find some tutorials on ASP.NET and SSIS/SSAS. Yay!
Hope everyone's lives are wonderful as well <3