Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Those We Encounter

Life. It is an interesting thing you know. Just when you think it couldn't get any more boring or mundane, something happens. It doesn't have to be a big something, just a significant something. Take today for instance. I just so happened to stop by my local Barnes and Noble today just to get away from campus for a bit. I went in to do some home work and talk with a friend over coffee. We were having a good time and enjoying each other's company when I couldn't help but notice that we were being watched by an elderly gentleman sitting a table over. As it turned out, I was being sketched by a local artist named Stanley. With a kind face, he smiled as I asked questions about his work. He very eagerly showed me several sketches he had done that day while sitting in the bookstore.. It is truly amazing the kind of people we come across on a daily basis and never seem to notice them. I wonder what would happen if we did take the time?

Monday, January 20, 2014

Sitting at work trying to figure things out

So as I had earlier described, I'm trying to make it to both Guatemala and China this summer. I'm currently sitting at my typical job that a person without a degree can hold that pays a little better than minimum wage trying to figure out the whole money thing. And yes, selling my blood/kidney has crossed my mind. And no, I don't do needles. I love my job right now, don't get me wrong, but I need to make a little more in a little less time. So much for savings or a 401k whatever that is anyway. I think all my money for the rest of my life will be spent on travel expenses and camera equipment, and I'm completely fine with that. It's just a matter of getting from place to place that concerns me. Flights are not cheap... I love the fact that I can always stay with friends in most places I travel to. The people you meet on your travels have the potential to be some of your best friends in life. I'm extremely thankful for the friends I've made over the years. It only sucks when the time differences affect your Skype and FaceTime meetings!