I was surfing the web and found this article by Julie Zeveloff called “The Cities Where The Most Billionaires Were Born”
For some strange reason this really fascinated me–perhaps because it seems to hint at fate (several billionaires were from the same place), or because it is a map and I really like maps? I don’t know and didn’t bother double checking the statistics…just thought it was something fun to think about. I also had some time to worry yesterday and I got productive about it and wrote a short story why fretting is not a good idea.
It feels really different then what I usually write because of the setting and plot. I usually don’t zoom in on daily life from such an artistic angle. I don’t know, maybe it’s similar to my other stories. But the two characters are a brother and sister talking about health and finance and art…it does seem to be unique. Of course the sore of the story is about friendship and learning to feed your heart and not just your imagination.
I think in part I was thinking about authors and artists who put 99% of their lives into their work. I don’t want to be like that and sometimes I feel like more work drains me. I decided to play around with the idea while getting across the don’t fret message I’ve been musing over from Psalm 37.
Anyways that was what I wrote yesterday. Today I’m getting ready to try and test out of Calculus 1 before signing up for this semester. I know I’m cutting things really close. I have studied using books and online resources and although I had previously been using Khan Academy to build up my math skills…I’ve found it’s good for all around study help.
Limits is my best subject so far. That’s why you see the lovely 2% mastery under Differential Calculus. I’m also going over some more Tai Chi today that’s why you see all those tabs. I’m reading articles and watching videos by Dr. Paul Lam because I like having background information when I study things. I’m a bit studious.
I also applied for about 4 jobs at the local university because my friend works there and I need an excuse to see him. I don’t know what will become of my job search. I apply for jobs all the time now. My resume is like a piece of art to me…I polish it up seemingly every other day.
Surprisingly, I’m not obsessive about finding a job to get an identity. I’ve already said no and decided I would keep looking until I found the right fit. I’ve also had some pretty awkward interviews.
But, enough about jobs! I’m reading The Prayer Box by Lisa Wingate now…because I need to read something light. I’ve read way too many heavy philosophical books. The last book I finished was an audio book of the short story, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. It was all about thinking and I’m just getting tired of thinking so much when I go through literature. I just want to read and relax.
It’s almost 9 o’clock so I have things to do. Watch more videos on Differential Equations…but now that I think about it. I’ll do it later. I don’t think cramming my study time into large sessions has been helping me.