It has been since I moved (and therefore have a different, wireless connection all of the time) that I have written a post about my life. But I\’m in CS classes again this semester and have recently gotten into twitter like mad crazy. I like taking CS classes and expressing that geek in me.
So, in a relatively big update since I was writing before, that dating relationship from earlier got pretty serious, and then fizzled out. Its been a little rough letting that one go, it\’s the very definition of complicated. But I\’m having fun at bars and such, I just never call the girls after I get their number… I think because I want to avoid actually going out with somebody that I met at a bar. I guess that I\’ll need to get over that.
During and after that relationship though I started getting my artsy side on and plan on doing even more. This picture is from a family photoshoot (my dad actually took this one) for Christmas. I\’ve also entered into acrylics and have a few more ideas that I want to try. I really got into photography, and for Christmas bought myself a wide angle lens that is difficult not to use.
Around November I started trading options with stocks and found a pretty good income strategy (selling covered calls) assuming a stagnant or only slightly moving market. I have the pleasure of saying that I made $1600 in one day, but lost the gains the next week 🙁 using cool strategies call strangles and straddles.
So today I had a mock interview which I don\’t really understand the purpose of, other than they can openly critique you, but the pressure really wasn\’t that off when I went there. I\’m still at qualms about what I want to do, if I were to get job offers, I\’m not sure which ones I would choose. Part of me wants to go to teach English for (somewhat meager) pay in China, Korea, or Chile and then be able to retire as a part time web designer / photographer from saved capital in my covered call account (see above.) It just seems as though the finance sector is swollen… and hard to get into, and consulting just doesn\’t seem like a job much more than freelancing.
I plan on graduating in May. Wish me luck.