Life Update

Sep. 5th, 2011 04:28 pm
[personal profile] calvinl
Life has been about the same, with minor ups and downs. Today is Labor Day so it was nice to get a day off work just doing absolutely nothing. We did recently buy a new mattress and bed, so I have been sleeping pretty well. Some might say too well, but at least my work has been pretty lenient with my schedule. It used to be that I thought of my current job as a stepping stone in my career, but I think I am satisfied with my professional life for the time being.

My recent purchase of the Kindle has been worth it, since I find myself reading more often than I used to. Right now I am a quarter of the way through Heart of Darkness, but I put that on hold to read some book on personality traits of human beings. My previous post is an indication of how I am in my life, and I think I am fine with it. Sometimes I wonder if at the age of 30 if it's too late to change certain personality traits that I have, but after examining my results I think there's nothing really about my personality that I would change. I am by nature an introvert, and I used to think this was some kind of flaw until I realized a lot of extroverted people make me somewhat uncomfortable. I have what I consider to be a healthy dose of skepticism in life, because naivety is something I don't admire.

Also this past week I started going back to school, and unfortunately I have to sit next to some airhead to always asks me questions that she should already know the answer to. Then she asked if I wanted to be in her study group, a concept my professor had encouraged. In all my life I've always had bad experiences with study groups because I end up knowing the most and doing most of the work. It reminded me of the time my freshman English teacher in high school forced us into study groups, and I found myself being the only one actively trying to get a decent grade on the project. Although there were times when groups were fun, most notably when I worked with my friends in our "advanced" classes. But I have come to realize that I enjoy the company more of people who have equal or greater intellect than me, which is pretty much all of my friends. I am by no means suggesting that I am an advanced intellect, but stupid people annoy me a lot. So in that respect, I would rather work by myself than with a group of idiots.

Finally saw the last Harry Potter film yesterday, and I actually enjoyed it despite never reading the books and only watching the first movie. My mind is not designed to live in a world of fantasy, but it did tickle my seldom used imagination. Maybe I should blame genetics, because both of my parents are excessively practical. For example for Valentine's Day, my dad bought my mom a brand new refrigerator. Also, I am a relatively late bloomer when it comes to reading, since I spent most of my youth and academia just reading cliff notes and not understanding why one would waste time on the journey when I would rather be at the destination.

I think I need to go on some exotic vacation, but I need to save up money for that. I was thinking I wanted to go to a place where one wouldn't think of going, because Hawaii seems too common of a place. In my life, I also took some not-so-secret pride in the idea of being unique and exclusive. Maybe the Virgin Islands or something along those lines. Sometimes I arrogantly think I'm a trend setter, because there used to be places I went to that were quaint and now they are packed to the brim with people. When I went to a company function on Friday night, everyone was ordering beer and martinis, and I opted for a pomegranate mojito. Next thing I knew, everyone at the table ordered the same drink as me.

Date: 2011-09-06 03:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] opiumatic.livejournal.com
>> go on some exotic vacation
If money's no object, go to St. Lucia's Sandals Grande St. Lucian Spa & Beach Resort; on the other hand, if you want the most "bang for your buck", go to Dominican Republic's Natura Park & Eco Resort.

Date: 2011-09-08 05:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thenextlife.livejournal.com
Thanks for the tips!

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