Thankfully, I've gotten a new job and a new apartment. I've been at the new job for a almost 2 months now. It's a job that requires significantly more mental energy that my previous job, so I can't listen to mp3s all day long. However, the salary is better. I'm able to spend money on important things and life experiences, which is very nice.
One thing I've spent money on lately is travel. This year, I went to Washington D.C., Sundance, UT, Boston, NYC, and Chicago a few times. Each trip has been with family, which is really important to me.
I'd like to get moving again toward my goals of studying and learning, but I've been tired due to work. I'm happy for the little bit of learning that I can do via my mp3 player during my rides to and from work.
I'm pretty sure that my new job is not what I want to be doing for the rest of my life. I'm thankful for it, though. It's good for me at this point of my life. I'm learning a lot about computer science, which has been a goal of mine. So, there are some great things about my job. However, I know that my job won't satisfy the desire I have to become an expert at something really important in life.