Before I begin, this is my 100th post! I can’t believe it’s already been 100 posts-later; but I’ve made it, and it feels amazing!
Hey everyone, it’s R.S. Noel with another periodic update on my real-life. I hope everyone’s doing well so far, and I’m glad to read some of your posts/articles. I wish I had more time to really communicate with all of you, but I really don’t have the kind of time I once used to. At any rate, I’ll still be around periodically during the next 3 months, but it will be a bit more lax in nature.
Reasoning being? It looks like this is going to be yet another killer semester.
I have 5 classes (for a total of 17 units this semester). One of them is online (which is my Accounting 121 class). The other 4 classes, (that being Accounting 102: Managerial Accounting, Business Administration 106: Written Business Communications, Business Administration 120: Law I, and Economics 101: Microeconomics; *since my school does it backwards. I took Economics 102 first since that’s how it’s structured here at where I attend classes regularly).
At any rate, I have some short stories which I’ve written per usual! One of them has become a full-fledged book however. I actually wrote the entirety of the prologue for my work-in-progress titled Lore of the Four Warriors. It came out to about 11 pages (double-spaced, 12-point font, and Times New Roman). I’ve re-read it about 4 or 5 times now; and subsequently enough I’ll be working on completing the 24 chapters of the book throughout the remainder of this year. With effective and regular scheduling in-place, I should be done around the end of November or even the end of December. It’s a Young Adult book, so it shouldn’t take me to long. I try and aim for around 12-16 pages per chapter (so that would be about 6 to 8 pages in a physical paper-back or hard-cover book). It looks like this year will certainly be filled with awesome writing moments!
Otherwise from that, I’m still working at the café place I thought I had originally left. I asked for more hours, and they willingly gave them to me! So I work Fridays and Sundays, primarily 5 to 7 hour shifts. It’s a steady paycheck, especially with the workload I have from college; and I’m definitely satisfied with it for the time being.
Also a couple of good good news! I was able to pay off my 2nd credit card (Bank of America)! So I’m down to just one more credit card to pay off. I’m looking forward to the day when I have little to no credit payments to make. I know I’ll make small purchases here and there in order to continue to raise my credit score to 800 one day. From this experience, I’ve learned to financially manage the amount of credit I can utilize. (In case you were wondering, I have a total of 5 credit cards; and at one point, I owed full or near-full amount on each one. By the grace of God and some hard work, I manage to get rid of 4 of those cards within the span of 1 calendar year).
The other good news, is that a former member of the college non-profit organization I’m a part of, was able to find me an opportunity in a small Tax Accounting firm. How it came about is really awesome, but essentially here’s the short version: I ran into this girl while doing my homework assignment for Business Administration 120: Law I. We talked for a good 45 minutes or so, and after we wrapped up the conversation, she mentioned to me that she would be willing to try and get me a position at a small Tax Accounting firm she once worked at a couple years back. She told me she’s really good friends with the owner and would be willing to put in a good word for me.
So the moral of the story is, always make time for small-talk even if you think you don’t have time to do so.
With that said; it looks like life, for the most part, is going back to “normal” (as far as “normal” can get, that is). I’ll be continuing to budget my finances accordingly and also allocating some of my cash towards my savings account. I’ll also learn how to make a very, very small fund for my miscellaneous/vacation fund. It’ll be interesting to see how all of that works out in the future, but for right now I can only take one day at a time.
Again, as I like to say in a lot of my posts – this journey I’ve taken in my life so far would be meaningless without having you guys to share it with. I appreciate all of the feedback I get in some of my posts, and enjoy reading what you guys have to say and what your opinions are on different matters. I hope to have another post uploaded within a week’s timing; but for now, it’s time for me to go back to doing homework. Till next time!
Forever in Your Debt,