WHOOT! I just completed all my requirements for my bachelor’s degree today. No more homework for awhile! YES! Time to rest, then dig hard on my novels. I want to push and be onto my next book long before the end of the year.
Now, part of me feels a bit off for doing an online degree, but the other part tells me I wouldn’t have done it any other way. And it’s accredited. I just hope it gets me a commission in the USAFR. Hayyy.
Eighteen months of school are now done. I didn’t get summers, holidays or Christmas. Just straight on through, and that’s what was toughest about this school — the endlessness of it. I’m so glad to be done. And also, my degree isn’t the most difficult out there. It’s not like I’m building a bridge or sewing a suture. I’m building better communication with people, and I don’t need nearly the difficult schooling like my friends at University of California San Diego’s School of BioEngineering need.
So I’m happy to have finished this and press on toward a commission and then a fruitful career as a public affairs officer and hopefully getting into TQM, AFSO-21 and AF Lessons Learned, leading further on to training and development in change management, a career in change management, etc.
And to keep in mind that my pursuit of a career in change management is in addition to me being a novelist, voice actor, graphic designer, owner of Scroll Media, musician and military PA spec/officer. I will never have one single career, and to prepare for only one career might prove foolhardy. Instead, I’m looking to remain permanently diversified, even if those diversifications might change over time. Why do just one thing with your life if you can do more, right?
Maybe my blogging might become it’s own gig one day. Who knows where my path will lead me? Either way, I’m enjoying the ride. I want to pursue ideas and see what fleshes out and try maximizing what I can. Really spread out and enjoy each part of my life and skillsets. To capitalize on the gifts God has given me and attempt to glorify him with them. That’s not easy since I can be a selfish bastard, but who’s perfect, you know? (Jesus. – We’re not talking about him right now. Or we are, actually. N’m.)
Anyway, now that this is complete, I’m going to sleep, rest, sit around in my underwear and play video games for a few weeks, then I’m going to novel the crap out of my books. I’ve got lots of writing to do and now much less distraction to do it. I’m on book 4 of 7 and this should move pretty quickly considering how much smaller and simpler of a story it is compared to the others.
I tell you what, I absolutely love writing and I love the stories I have yet to tell you. Some of my stories just blow my mind, and I can’t wait to get them onto paper and have you read them. I have to restrain myself from telling people about them because telling people about stories you’re going to write must be terribly boring for them to hear me talk about. That’s why I want to get it into a book so they can actually read the story that’s been playing in my head for years!
I have more than thirty novels already planned for writing, large and small, youth and for adults. No matter what else I do, I will always write my stories. And make my music. And design my graphics. Anyway.
Thank you all for being awesome. I’m now going to Buffalo Wild Wings with my dear friend ______ and I will talk to you all later. Good night!