Bored at work/Certifications

I’m so bored at work! I need a new career. The last two jobs I’ve been insanely bored. Mostly because the “projects” they hire me to do, never actually happen. So I end up being a desktop support person. Which is NOT what I want to be doing with my life. For example. Today I installed O365 on someone’s computer and then I showed another person how to create a rule in Outlook. ::shoot me::

There’s a lot of stuff I could be doing but I do not want to do. It’s just menial IT administration tasks. I want to be doing projects, managing things, etc. Not doing inventory.

I’ve been reviewing resumes and there’s so many people with all these certifications. I swear they must just CRAM for them, pass the test then put it on resume. There’s no way you can have enough knowledge to have MSSQL, CCNA, COMPTIA, etc all in one person. I also had someone with SIX fucking AA degrees!

I took the entry level compTIA test yesterday, with no studying or anything. Just decided to go for it. I got 62%. If I had got one or two more questions right, I could have passed it. Certifications are BS, IMHO.

I said earlier that I’ve been debating going back for my MBA, but I just am not sure it’s worth it. Will it get me anything better? Honestly I feel like I’ve lost my edge in the IT world. I need to get back up to speed but I’m just not sure how to do that.

Thumper and I have been chatting a lot this week. Doing the whole good morning/goodnight thing, talking about our days, what I like to do. Unlike Army who told me to “go watch youtube”. He’s also been sending me all these super adorable photos of him. Woof! We are going to hang out on Saturday evening, so I am excited for that. We will see what happens there.

36th Birthday

Well this birthday has been pretty good so far.

Found some super cheap flights to PDX so I did that. It will actually end up costing me twice as much to board astra as it did to fly here for the weekend. Got in Friday and we just poked around, didn’t do much then went to a house warming party at some girls house. It was pretty crazy and fun and they had some yummy food.

Saturday we went to this air and space museum which has the spruce goose in it. That was amazing to see. I always knew it was HUGE but expected it to be even bigger then it was. We went out that night to the local gay strip bar. Which is always fun. Sadly I didn’t get a lap dance. 🙁

Sunday we hung out, baked a cake, did some other random stuff then had a birthday dinner for me. Had the normal group of people. It was fun but there was also some super awk-ness going on. Not sure what that was all about.

We also saw “Call me by your name” which was a really good movie but there was a lot of plot cut out and at times it was confusing. The guy who played Elio was hot.

Before I left town, I’ve reconnected with this guy Thumper. I’ve known him for a LONG time but we lost touch a few years ago. When we re-connected it was just like old times. He invited me over tonight after my flight lands, but he just txted me that he is feeling sick and wants to re-schedule. I am excited to see him again though.

Calvin messaged me for my birthday. I haven’t spoken to him since Christmas day when I found out about him and Will. It still hurts/pisses me off that he’s dating Will of all people. That is the equivalent of me dating Hut. I just don’t know if I really want him in my life any longer or not. I feel like I should not cut ties with him but at the same time….

Anyway, I need to eat before my flight. I”m out

Holding onto Regrets

I don’t know if this is normal or not but I have an issue with holding onto regrets. There are a few things that I still think about frequently that happened years ago, that I regret not working out differently that I wish I could go back and change. It’s probably not healthy.

#1 – Shortly after I moved to Los Angeles, I met this guy named David. We hung out a lot, he was into cars, he was going to school to become a lawyer, he was nerdy, he was super cute. We were pretty good friends and hung out as often as we could, considering he lived 2 hours away. But nothing ever went further then that. He moved to Texas a few years after meeting and we lost touch. About three years ago he txted me that he needed a place to crash close to LAX and asked if he could stop at my house. We had dinner that night and chatted a lot, come to find out we both had MAJOR crushes on each other back in the day. If only we had expressed that back then.

#2 – Calvin, I know this is still “recent” but I still think about it nearly daily and regret the decision we made. And now it’s too late to do anything about it.

#3 – obviously my status. I wish I had been smarter and not trusted the person I thought I could trust at the time. I regret this daily and wish I could just accept it and move on.

#4 – Constantine – this is something that’s bothered me for so long, he cheated on me while we were dating and here it is 7 years later and he’s still with that guy. Why in 7 years have I not been able to find the person I will be with long term. I know now that we would not have been a match long term, he likes way too fancy/nice of things ($1,000/night hotels, etc) which I could never have brought myself to support. But it just frustrates me that he’s there with this guy and I’m still single.

#5 – Army, this is still very recent but yet it’s also been going on for a few years now. I regret how things happened.

#6 – There’s a lot of little things through my childhood and HS years that still come to my mind every now and then that make me embarrassed/regretful. Which I just find weird but yet I cannot stop them from coming up every now and then.

I had two very intense dreams about both Army and Calvin last night. They just keep bringing things back to the forefront of my mind and make me upset about them both again. I need to take these interactions and learn from them… I’ve for sure let two amazing guys, maybe three, slip through my grasp in years past. I need to just take things by the balls and not let it happen again.

No more regrets.

Army over. Moving on

So, things with army are done I think… On Tuesday->Wednesday he just disappeared for like 24+ hours. He finally popped up again Wed night and I was having a bad day and I called him out on it and he basically went off on me. Saying that he can disappear “whenever he wants” and that if I want to learn about peoples lives I can “watch youtube”. We haven’t spoken since.

There’s an interesting blog post from this day in 2007 in which someone sent ME a letter which very closely fits to what should be going on with him. If Army is not willing to communicate with me, put in the effort then clearly it’s time to move on. He’s too immature right now and has too much other shit going on in his life, he’s clearly not interested in me.

I’ve been struggling with the question of “do I message him again”. But I was the last one to send him anything so I feel that he can message me if he wants. Over the past three years, we’ve had a real tendency to just pop into and out of each other’s lives.

RE work front, my project that I was hired to manage and start has been delayed YET AGAIN. It was supposed to start as soon as I started with the company. Then they delayed it due to funding. It was supposed to start this month (1/2018) for a go-live of Jul. Now it was pushed because of “many new products being rolled out”. So new start date is July and go-live of December. This is RPF all over again. Start push start push. I feel like since I left Gourmet, I haven’t done ANYTHING that I actually want with my life in regards to work. I’ve lost all my knowledge of NAV. I’ve spent this week setting up laptops, fixing peoples stupid printer problems, etc. This is NOT what I should be doing at this point in my life!

Hit bottom

I think I hit bottom of my emotional slide yesterday.. I was driving to staples to pick up a USB cord and just randomly started crying.

Nothing is gonna happen with Army. Yesterday he texted me at 2pm (4pm) and said “Omg I just woke up”. But he had posted on snapchat a picture of him out eating somewhere an hour before. Clearly he didn’t just wake up. I said “Don’t lie to me”. He replied “How”. I replied “we need to have a serious chat. Call or FT me whenever”. Nothing.

I don’t get it. He’s very hot and cold. This has been going on for three christmases now. At first like I said, just strictly friends. Then after the breakup we started chatting more. Then lost touch, then reconnected, etc. This Christmas was very exciting but as soon as my flight left DSM, it was like he was ice cold…
Whatever.

I’ve signed up for OKCupid again, haven’t been seeing anything that catches my eye. I’ve messaged lots of guys, but hardly any replies. Same with Tinder, all these people “match” with me, but then either never reply to messages or send me one message and then never reply again. I don’t understand.

And then NA is going on a Thailand trip, he just got back from a trip to Denver. Never invited me to either one. “Friends”. I feel like I’m so boring any more. I never go anywhere and I have no one to go with me anyway.