PTN Update

I know I haven’t updated in quite some time. I’ve been taking a bit of a hiatus trying to figure out some things in my life. But don’t worry! I’m mostly okay and life is going at a pretty good rate.

 

I’m still working for iTech Solutions, a staffing company that caters to tech related jobs.

 

I absolutely love my job. There are always a few days where the resumes never stop coming and the jobs I have to set up are ridiculously detailed, but I do generally like going to work. The people I work with are fantastic. Since most of the core of the home office has known each other for almost 10 years, it really does have a family atmosphere to it. They’re incredibly understanding with things and I don’t always have the fear that I’m going to lose my job over some stupid mistake. It’s also the first job I’ve had where I’ve been given extra and new responsibilities. My first job kept telling me they would give me new responsibilities to do but it was pretty much just a variant of what I was already doing (eg. copy papers instead of printing them, filing them instead of shredding…). I get to do the social media links, do my resumes and I have certain clients that I deal with setting up jobs for. I went from part time to full time and coming up in September I’ll be getting my benefits from them. (aka I’m scared as fuck because benefits are a bitch to full understand)

I have a photo up on my bio page for iTech if you want to check it out.

My photography hasn’t been on its game lately since I’ve run out of sports to photograph (looking into going back to the baseball tournament again this year) and I keep missing the Jolly Beggars. Though hopefully that will change as they have a gig this weekend at a shoreline festival where it should be bright and easy to get proper lighting.

 

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Though I did have a lot of fun at the America East Men’s Championship Game

 

I’ve also been like a medicated zombie since everything is in bloom up here. My allergies have been going nuts and I finally got on prednisone to get it fully under control. Which is awesome since I was getting a bit tired of hibernating in my house all weekend because even opening the windows made my eyes itch like crazy.

 

I’ve also been working on my finances lately. I’m coming up on about 4-5 months until my birthday which means:

  1. My rent lease is up
  2. I’m getting booted from my parents’ insurance and need to start paying for my own

So I need to have a decent grasp on what my finances are, what I can afford and eventually start saving towards my retirement (that’s scary far away). I’m currently using Mint to try and get a grip on my overall financial situation. I’m going to try out YNAB (You Need A Budget) which is also highly recommended, though the downside that seems to come with it is you don’t connect your bank accounts to it and have to manually enter everything.

I’d like to eventually get a post or two about finances/money and savings. So keep your eye out.

My Top 5 TV Shows Right Now

Since I have some extra time on the weekends and such to lounge around and catch up on some TV shows because basketball season hasn’t quite started yet, I wanted to share my 5 favorite shows I’ve been watching.

1. Doctor Who

This is a no brainer! I love the show and I love Capaldi as the Doctor. With this Saturday’s recent reveal (which honestly, most of the tumblr Whovians had suspected) I’m more curious than ever to see where this is going. Reviving a well-known evil mastermind will always stir up a plot line.

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Supernatural Season 10 Ep 1- Black

So we’ve finally made it to season 10 of our beloved Supernatural. It’s bittersweet to wait for the final season premier of a show, but the cast and crew did a very good job at making this a memorable final first episode.

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PTN College Edition: Declutter Your Life

Since it’s almost time for college move in, I figured I’d get to the post about simplifying your life from clutter and such that I’ve been trying to write for a few months.

When I lived in a studio I thought I had my items under control. I had to fit everything I owned in a 550 sq ft. space, how couldn’t my things be under control?

Every time I moved I realized just how much crap I actually own. Thankfully, I won’t be moving this year, but I still have the contents of my storage unit in my living room. It takes up a lot of space and I have really no use for everything. So I’ve slowly started getting rid of things over the past 6 months and it’s made a huge difference.

The main point of this section is to look through the items in your life and think “Do I really need this?” It’s incredibly easy in college to only pack what’s necessary but accumulate more during the year and end up with twice the stuff moving out. When you eventually move into your own place, having less stuff beforehand is a great way to kick off independence.

Image via unfuckyourhabitat.tumblr.com

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