Monday, May 9, 2011

I'm Back!

1. I got a 4.0 this semester.
2. I found out that I have some awesome blogging friends who noticed that I was gone.
3. My baby has been moving around a lot, and on the last mid-wife visit, it was head down (which is good).

That's right everyone, I'm finally back.  I took a week off after finals because I'm lazy like that, and am not committed to being back in the thick of it.  Today is actually my first day as a professional writer... well, not in the literal sense.  I don't yet get paid for what I do, but I have hired myself to write my first book this summer and try to get it published.  It will be a dating book.  I plan on trying to get it published by a company that publishes books that relate to my church, but trust me, it'll be good advice for everyone anyway.  Lately, the leaders of my church have been talking a lot about how young people don't date, but need to, so I thought I'd strike while the iron was hot.

I feel like there is so much to tell, but can't decide what should be on this new post back, and what can wait.  The baby is doing fine (as stated before).  It's due near the end of June, so it'll only be a few weeks from now and I'll be a daddy.  I'm pretty nervous, but it should be good.  I'm really excited to be writing full time... for myself.  Some other people applied for the job, but my boss (me) said that I was willing to work for the cheapest (free until my book gets published).  Really, I just set out some clear goals for myself to make sure that I'm getting closer everyday to obtaining the goal of sending the manuscript in by the end of the summer.  It'll probably be sooner though, I don't plan on it being long.

Apologies to all of you for not reading your blogs.  Again, I had no time during finals, and really tried to pretend I was on a complete vacation for the past week.  I won't catch up, but part of my job is reading, and I'll include your work in it.  If there's anything especially good, let me know in the comments and I'll do my best to read the work you're most proud of (I know I like my best stuff to get read a lot anyway).

To be honest, I don't have much more to say right now, and I was up late last night because my brain wouldn't shut off about the stuff I wanted to put in my book.  So for the moment, I'll say that I'm done for the day, but will continue tomorrow, starting with the two awards I received in my absence.  Remember that life is awesome, and I'll see you tomorrow.

Have a nice day.


  1. Welcome back! Congrats on everything. Nice to see so much going so well for you. Don't apologize. Keeping those grades up are important.

  2. I like it when my brain won't shut off and I hate it when my brain won't shut off.
    Glad you're back.

  3. Nice to see you back. I'm not sure what the uni result means but I take it it's a good result so well done!
    Glad to hear Bub is still doing fine...OMGosh it is getting close now! WOO!

  4. Welcome back dude!

    Good luck with the manuscript, I'm sure it's going to be great, can't wait to read it someday.

    Also, dude, 4.0? That's nuts.

  5. @Vinny
    I thought you'd be super understanding. Us students have to stick together right. And thanks for being happy for me. I keep waiting for the next disaster, but these quiet times are nice too. :)

    AMEN! Yeah, I got a lot of good ideas that night and was extremely tempted to try to start working then, but held back.

    Here in America, we have A's B's C's and D's right (the television prob gives you that much). We also like to affix numbers to those letters so the we can average them and rank students. there are 4 points for A's, 3 for B's, 2 for C's etc etc. When the average comes, as you might imagine, the number is seldom on a whole number, so you'll hear students saying things like "I got a 3.72 average this year." Or something like that. Somehow, I pulled a 4.0 average. I want to write somethig witty like, "You do the math." But I'm afraid it will come off as cocky and rude. So I'll just say that I got all high marks (kind of shockingly) and feel pretty good about it. :)

    Thanks man. I can't wait for all of you to read it someday. My dad is helping me brainstorm and edit, so I gave him yesterday's chapter. He says he likes it. My wife also read it and helped me on a few points. I have some great help, so I'm sure it'll be good.

  6. Well done, Paul. You worked for it, why not be proud of your achievement?

  7. I guess that's true. I am proud of it. Some of the classes turned out to be tougher than I thought and I still pulled through.

  8. Thanks for the explanation :) and well done :)