Been a long time since I've written a journal. It makes me kinda sad that I don't really hang out on the Rooster Teeth site anymore, though I do lurk from time to time. Occasionally tossing out thumbs up or comments. I just don't have the free time to follow the community like I once did. I will not ever regret being a part of this site for the past 10 years, though.

I just wanted to make a post since I hadn't in a while. Life is going really, fantastically well for me.

I have a good, stable job, working at Costco. I do the purchasing for the food court each day, taking inventory and making sure we are stocked up for each day and the start of the next. It's a pretty hard job, lots of physical labor, but it's good pay and benefits, and I like my coworkers. No real complaints, unlike most of my previous jobs.

School has also been progressing. I had basically dropped out of college completely for a while, but I'm back on track. Just finished the spring semester with two As and two Bs, and one A was in Calculus, which I was super excited about. I managed a 94% on our cumulative final! I was worried but I apparently did better than I thought!

I've also started working out a lot more. I'm doing the Insanity workout videos, on top of my physical job. Leaves me feeling pretty worn out at times, but the results are worth it. Over the last 5 or 6 years, I've gone from around 250+ lbs to a stable weight of about 170 lbs. All that was from just dieting and moderate exercise. The downside is that I was left with a lot of loose skin. Now, I don't want to get surgery for something so petty as my skin, so I was left with waiting for it to tighten on its own (which might never happen) and working out to fill the loose skin with muscle. I chose that one, and while I'm not bodybuilder status by any means, I definitely feel a lot better about myself than I did even just a few months ago.

Lastly, but more important of all to me, I'm getting married in a couple weeks! My wonderful fiancée Alex said yes, and so she and I are getting married on our 4 year anniversary in just under two weeks, on the 21st. (Yes, it happens to be Father's Day, we know. We keep hearing that.) I have fallen madly in love with her over the years. More than I even thought was possible. We've had many ups and downs, fights and make up sex, but through it all, she's been my rock and my guiding hand. She helped prompt me into going back to school. She's been my motivation for workout out when it gets really hard and I don't feel up for it. She just makes me want to be a better person, not just for her sake, but for my own sake. She makes me feel worth it. I love that about her, and so since I liked it, I put a ring on it, haha.

So that's my life. I don't know how many people even follow my journal anymore, but I thought I'd leave this here as a reminder to myself of where I was in life at this time. I just want to be able to appreciate my life, and share it with the world.


P.S. Me and my loving (almost) wife.