Bang! Was That A Gunshot or the Economy Crashing?

So it’s official, Muammar Gaddafi is dead; shot in the head yesterday. This is a day for Libyans to celebrate. In my opinion, I would call him the Saddam or Osama of his country. He took over by force, pretty much ruined the country and it wasn’t until a civil war in Libya that he was overthrown. He turned Libya into a parish state by ruining their economy and taking on chemical weapons. Put a check next to the good guys’ name and let’s move on in this War on Terror.

I’m going to be a bit more topical for this blog so if this doesn’t interest you, stop reading now.

So the War on Terror. I heard people complaining that Obama was taking the troops out of the Middle East. A few common threads I heard were “We aren’t finishing what we started…” My response, as usual, SERIOUSLY? How many Americans died out there trying to protect our country? A lot is the answer; my neighbor and childhood friend being one of them. This is a never ending war. The war on terror. Whether its Osama, Hussein, Gaddafi, or anyone else, there is always someone else that will step up. Just look at our history; Hitler, Napoleon, Genghis Khan (look up that one if you don’t know who he is). The fighting isn’t going to stop, it’s human nature to fight. There has to come a point though where enough is enough and we cut our losses and go. December 31st is the deadline, let’s keep it that way. Happy New Year to all and let’s refocus our efforts somewhere else….say the economy?

Oh the economy, how you had to go down just as I left college. As Facebook should say, “Christopher does not like this” with a thumbs down preceding it. We can not blame Obama for the economy being bad; people who say that annoy me. It took George Bush eight years, count ’em, eight years to ruin our economy due to war and other political issues. The economy wasn’t destroyed in a day, it won’t be fixed in a day. It may not even be fixed by whoever takes office next term since America seems to be completely against Obama. Real results don’t happen overnight, they take time. You can’t lose 100lbs over night, so what makes you think that a downward spiral of our economy, mostly taken on by war, which we are still in, would change drastically so quickly? And when you have a Government that shoots down everything the President wants to do, how are we supposed to get anywhere? Let’s just play rock, paper, scissors and whoever wins receives the final decision. We would at least get somewhere that way.

One thing I am hearing though is that companies don’t want to hire people because they want tax breaks. Okay, I get that. But if you listen to the news and pay attention and do your homework, you would learn that the Government is giving tax breaks to those who do hire. Bill Clinton went on the news and said it himself. They are pushing the hiring of people so that people will spend money again because they will have it. That will bring up the economy. Hire People = People Spend = Economy goes up. It’s a circle people. So, let’s go out there, hire all these college kids who are broke and have Sallie Mae calling them everyday harassing them about where their 1,000 a month student loan payment is, and let’s get the ball rolling (Sallie Mae has me on speed dial). I’m sure every college kid would love a job right now making a respectable amount of money for their level of experience. Sorry Craigslist, I am not accepting a job for 8.00 an hour when I have a degree that, at that rate, will take me 250 years to pay off. Just not happening.

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The Sound of Letting Go

The sound of letting go…not always something to be sad about. I am saying goodbye to the old me. The one who feels bad when he shouldn’t, the one who let’s go when he should really fight, and the one who is afraid to stand up and say what he feels because he’s tired of being put down.

Like everyone, I do care what people think of me. I want to be liked, loved, respected. But honestly, if you aren’t one of those people who can use any of those words to describe me, then I really don’t care about you. I’m tired of surrounding myself with people that don’t deserve my time. I could be using that wasted time to spend on my real friends or most of all, myself; a person I neglect a lot. I have too much life to concern myself with stuff that I can’t control. I have too much spirit to back down from battles that I know I can win and even if I can’t, I need to at least put in the fight. And I have too much respect for myself to let people walk all over me or get away with trashing me. I’m not ashamed of myself and because you feel bad about your own life, don’t take it out on me.

Maybe I’m finally feeling like this because I know that I am transitioning into my new apartment more and more each day and I’m letting go of the past that wasn’t good for me. As the seasons change, so am I. Out with the old, in with the new. The first step is always the hardest. And now that that is underway, I can start focusing on bigger and better projects to give myself that extra “push” that I need to succeed. Nothing momentous was done overnight and this is a journey that will last a lifetime. I just need to remember to breathe and take it one day at a time.

The sound of letting go…maybe it’s a maturity thing.

Welcome to the Escape

Day one.
Starting from scratch.

It’s raining out, making it a good day to do some writing. I haven’t sat down and wrote anything in a long time. I feel like I’ve lost myself a little bit because of it. Today starts a new day and we’ll see how i goes from here.

I have a job interview tomorrow. Thank god. It is with a public relations firm for an account coordinator position. It would be great to get this job featuring I’ve been unemployed since August. I am going a little stir crazy since I’ve been home. This job would be good because I would get back to writing more and really sharpen my brain skills. I feel like my brain has turned to mush since I haven’t really been doing much about it. That is why I figured this blog would be the best thing to help keep me “in the game.”

Like I mentioned before, this is day one. Starting from scratch. If you know me, you know I’ve had a weight issue my whole life. I lost weight, I gained it back, I lost it, gained it back, etc. This time has been different, I have kept most of it off. I still need to lose about 20 more lbs though. I feel like I need a wake up call because I keep saying I’ll eat better and I never do it. I still fall back into my old habits and the only thing that is going to get me is unhealthy again. I have been good though about working out and trying to exercise between the gym, running, and my softball team. I figured if I write it down, I have to look at it and know that I’m serious about getting into shape. One day at a time. Today is day one.