Thursday, May 25, 2017

Positives Fri May 5-Wed May 24, 2017

*Finished reading Slaughter House-Five by Kurt Vonnegut and The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz by L. Frank Baum books.

*Shopped at Dollar Store for the first time.

*Cleaned the house.

*Automobile maintenance: fuel injection cleaner, oil change, tire rotation, tire balance, and alignment check.

*Ate Tastykake cupcake and chewed Orbit gum for the first time.

*Post gallbladder surgery living a normal life. Jogging on the treadmill, lifting weights on machines, and riding on a lifecycle.

*Showered with Nivea Cool Body Wash for the first time.

*Watched A Fish Called Wanda, Clueless, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, and The Revenant (2015) movies.

*Applied Refresh Tears Eyedrops for the first time.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Positives Mon Apr 17-Thur May 4, 2017

*Ate Voodoo Doughnuts, Trader Joe's Ultimate Vanilla Wafers, and Trader Joe's Crispy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies for the first time.

*Post gallbladder surgery living a normal life. Drove my car, exposure to sunshine, and working out at the gym light workouts.

*Applied Pond's Dry Skin Cream on my face for the first time.

*Finished reading Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sleep by Philip K. Dick.

*Watched A Few Good Men, Courage Under Fire, and Mississippi Burning movies.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

I'm Doing The Best I Can, Really III

Blogger's note: Today's blog is posted at both Innovating Common Knowledge and Finding Raymond Mar.

No more advice. I heard everything. No more telling me because it's highly likely I already know. I'm frustrated when I heard the same lectures I feel I'm a failure because I'm not independent. Change the subject. End the conversation. My ears are open to new ideas. I listen to fresh knowledge. Give me leads.

My life has been the same. I'm still unemployed. I'm still living at home. I'm doing the best I can. I really am. God is my witness. I job search two times a day five days a week. I used to job search six days a week. The Sat search saved little time. I continue learning Python. I continue reviewing my existing skills. Currently, I'm reviewing SQL. I take personal responsibility 24/7.

The late Steve Jobs said, "Keep looking. Don't settle."

My feelings are the same: sacrifice, nothing to lose attitude, going out of my comfort zone, willpower, and not giving up. It has been difficult finding opportunities going out of my comfort zone because I have been indoors more hours per week honestly speaking. No more data entry. I worked data entry hoping those jobs catapult me to higher positions. Failed. My life can't get worse.

I work hard intelligently working my way to live independently. I'm stronger with the pains of rejection. I'm wiser with the mistakes I learn. My brain grows bigger with new knowledge. Each day is devoted to be a good productive day. I trust what I'm doing today benefits me tomorrow.

Furthermore, I'm lucky. I have shelter in my parent's house. I have a solid desktop to job search, learn new skills, and review existing skills. I'm in good health. My gym is 2.5 miles from my house. I minimize expenses. Money is a lower concern. I pace myself. I read books, watch movies, and sleep eight hours a night. I complete my house chores such as cleaning, cooking, and laundry.

Finally, there is more working hard intelligently after I fulfill independence. There are more people to meet. There are more adventures to seek. There are more experiences to experience. Never take life for granted. Never stop learning, training, and reviewing. I never stop innovating my life.

Side note: The first time I wrote I'm Doing The Best I Can, Really was on Oct 8, 2012. The second time I wrote I'm Doing The Best I Can, Really II was on Apr 6, 2016.