I did a quick calculation and found that I have spent approximately 23 years of my life in school. That’s 79% of my life (excluding vacations) that I have been training and learning so that I can live in this world. If my life expectancy is 77, I have just spent 30% of it in school. If I use my current age of 29, I am now 38% through with my life. Ugh…that’s kind of scary and depressing.
So, what does a person do to occupy time after 23 VERY long years in school? I have collected list and I compiled most of it during the recent 1029 days that spent working on my MBA and MSE degrees. Depending on which list I consult (some are more detailed than others), I have about 80 items to work on. That includes hobbies, goals, books to read, and the ever present “honey-do” list.
Now that I actually have time to work on my list and goals, I am becoming increasingly frustrated. Why? Because I want to do them all at the same time. I am actually having to manage my list now and I NEVER thought I would have to do that with my hobbies and interests. I first arranged it according to what I needed to do, then wanted to do, and then ought to do. Then, I rearranged it because I remembered another item to add (probably an item I forgot to write down while studying for an exam). That leads to me shuffling the list, again. I’m sure it will be shuffled MANY more times before I complete it (if that ever does happen).
Since school ended, the photo gallery and this blog are a few items I’ve been able to work on and get completed before the list shuffling began. I recommend checking out the photo gallery (click on the “Burnside Photo Gallery” link in the upper right hand corner for an embedded view of the gallery in this blog, click on the link to the “Burnside Family Photo Gallery” under the Blogroll in the right hand column, or just go to http://www.burnsides.org/gallery). Because of some errors from our web hosting site, I’ve had to redo most of the blog and gallery. I’ve put a lot of work into it and everything seems to be working perfectly. It is actually working smoothly and with more features than previous versions.
Two more item. First, click on any of the photos to the right and they will open up to a larger size inside of the browser. If you see a thumbnail with a filmstrip watermark on top of it (as seen below), that is a video and should be opened in a new window. Lastly, please update your RSS feed to this blog. Since I have switched to a new blog service, the RSS feed has also changed. A comments feed is also available for those interested.