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October 19, 2012
My favorite quote
So, on wednesday I spent the whole day trying to remember his quote. I think it’s special in so many ways, that I feel like I should share it with you.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We were all meant to shine as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same. As we’re liberated from our own fears, our presence liberates others. “
I recently embarked on a journey to Los Angeles, California to have a little vacation. It was an amazing experience and I think one day..I’ll have to move there for some period of time. I miss it. That’s really enough said. If all my friends moved there, it would be perfect.
So, what’s been going on in my life at work. I’ll be brief and straight to the point. Things are getting busy. I’m prepping for a presentation to the senior level management for the company in Ft. Worth next week. You might ask if I’m nervous or not. In all honesty, I’m not. In my mind there just people like the rest of us…with the power to give me job or reject me. But…that’s okay. I’ll just be me and if they like me then hopefully I’ll be back. But if not, it’s okay, life goes on. Take one hurdle at a time.
I think I’m truly enjoying summer now. Though it’s coming to an end (I have mixed feelings about it), I don’t think it could have gone any better. I’m glad I met the people I met, made the trips that I made, and saw the things I saw.
I’m trying to strengthen old friendships now and create new ones by opening my comfort zone. I’ll be the go getter now.
So as you may see, I have failed to update tumblr everyday. But I’ve done some thinking…and as we all know thinking does get you into some trouble. In this case, it shed some enlightenment. I don’t need to update it everyday. I don’t think anyone actually cares to read. Today I went to work and it was fun. I ate lunch, mexican again, and had explosive diarrhea. Right?! But okay in my wet humor, there is some truth. HAHA get it wet humor? instead of dry humor?! because diarrhea is wet. Okay I’m trying to hard here. But the above statement was true. Now onto somethings that have been happening in my life. Four sections should about sum it up. Friends, travelling, daydreaming, and funnies.
Hmm..so where to start. I guess as cliche as it may sound..you don’t really realize what you have until you’ve lost it. Well in this case, been separated by distance. Now I’m not saying that I’m a loner out here and have no friends. Sure I have friends…but they’re so much older than me. Matt is 32 and my pumper friends are like 40 and above, office people youngest is 24 but I don’t see her much. What I’m trying to say, is I miss my friends. Most of them are in Austin and some are in Houston. This past weekend, though I drove for around 10 hours, I had a blast with my friends! Every single second was worth it. Highlight of the weekend was popping fireworks on Mt. Bonnell…though it is quite illegal. It was invigorating, the thrill. So as it is very obvious…friends are an important part of my life. Once you get there..y0u’rE iN 4 lyFe. disclaimer..unless you cross me. jaykay. but seriously. Time heals things.
I think every two weeks I drive around 2000 miles. huh…now that I write it out…that’s an insane number.. yet it is true. This week especially will include much travelling. But I’m super duper excited! Today well…in a few hours..I’ll be off to Louisiana for a field trip/work trip. Then thursday I’m off to cali for the weekend! Super excited to go back to cali..last time I visited I was only a wee bit high..so I don’t remember too much. Mm, so I think I’ll note that yesterday morning driving back to nac was THE WORST EXPERIENCE I’VE EVER HAD. So as I mentioned above I went to austin this past weekend for some funsies. It was Kane’s birthday wahoo! Sunday night, I went on back to houston, with the intent to drive back to nac the same night…but by the time I got back it was already 9. I didn’t want to drive to late and I was pretty tired. So I decided to sleep until 3:45 and drive back to nac. So around 4:20 AM, I got up and left to go back to nac. Now Work starts at 7…and it takes roughly 3 hours to get back. Do that math…I had to drive pretty fast to get back. I made it back in time around 6:45 ish. Now that wasn’t by far the worst part. The worst part was staying awake from the hours of 5:30 to 6:45. I felt like I was suffocating and slowly dying. You know that feeling you get around finals when you have that consistent lack of sleep and worry..well I was feeling that and lemme tell you…it ain’t pretty. I turned up my rap music to keep my pumped…I screamed like a little girl and did some fist pumping in the car..but to no avail.. I was still dozing here and there. I would tilt my head back and close my eyes as little…if you know me…it’s basically shut..and drive. I could still see. Yeah…I am never doing that again….the morning driving part.
So with all that driving…there is a lot of time to daydream. Aside from the amount of time that I persistently bug my mentor about questions in the field I am dreaming in the day. I want to share one of my favorite ones. This is called The future fam bam. Now being in what I call the country has really affected the way I dream..but here goes. I imagine my future to hold great fortunes. I want to get married around 26 to 28 ish to my beautiful wife! I would be making around half a million a year and supporting my family…my wife wouldn’t have to work, but she could if she wanted to. I would also own a ranch somewhere with big pastures, where my parents would live. They would live off retirement and I would give them around $5000/month to live the best life possible that they could. I would also have 4-6 horses for the family to ride whenever we come down to the ranch and some cows to look at and farm. I also imagined have 4 kids, two girls and two boys. The boys I think…would be named Liam and Aiden…but who knows right? And the girls well I dunno…any amazing name out there. The kids wouldn’t be separated by too many years..meaning that they could grow up together around the same age…yes yes I know the beginning years having kids will probably wreak havoc…constant baby screaming and teenage bickering…but It’ll all be worth it. With 4 kids would come 4 dogs! I like animals :) I would be living in this big house somewhere preferably in LA or Texas, somewhere exciting with a big lawn where the kids could play. I would also have a pool in the back to swim in the sweltering summer heat. When my kids become of age, they’ll drive some nice cars…however…between the 4, they would only be allowed to have two cars. Life would be good. Our family, hopefully would be christ driven. Our hearts would yearn God. Life would be good. When it comes time to leave the world…I would be happy, knowing that I lived a good life and did the best I could. I would be beside my wife and we would know that we still loved each other like the day we first met. Peacefully I would depart the world. Well…that pretty much sums up my favorite dream….who knows if this will ever happen. I mean it’s up in the air. These thoughts drive me to work harder in school and study for the GRE. These thoughts push me to not give up when I feel like it’s all over.
So to get a general gist of what I’ll be talking about..it’ll be pee, talking, and cows. Weird combo right? But I chuckled when I was encountering these moments. :) So I guess, I’ll start with pee. When I visit wells, they’re aren’t these beautiful bathrooms to help me relinquish my excrement….there is only nature. I have developed this (what I feel odd…guess is normal) to just give the earth back what it gave me. I learned it all from my mentor guy named Gene. Today especially because I drank coffee…I had to pee a lot. The first time I saw Gene do his business was a few weeks ago. He just got out of the car and stood next to it…and I’m like hey Gene, where you going? Next thing I hear is the steady stream of sweet sweet bliss…gross..I mean pee. And I’m like ohh. Huh…I thought to myself…it was pretty funny. So the next few days he does this…and I chuckle every single time because he does it right next to the car. So today, I peed about 5 times. I would just get out the car at a random place and walk to the back of the truck and RELEASE THE KRAKEN. pee. Haha I thought to myself…it’s like I’ve adopted to the country ways. Huh…well I reread my story…since I had to do all that explaining..it’s not too funny. I think I just felt the sensation of laughing at the time…kind of hard to explain a sensation though..Well anyways number two.
People here talk real funny. When Gene talks to me…sometimes I have absolutely no idea what he’s saying. On the phone…I’m even more clueless. I encountered a call between Gene and this guy named Jim Petty today…I swear they were speaking like what you would imagine super texany and slang and country language. Huh if I could put a sound file here I would imitate it…but it just sounded like giberrish. Like two chickens gobbling back and forth to each other. No offense Mr. Gene an and Mr. Petty…much love to you both..I’m just not used to it. haha.
This isn’t too much funny..but just more interesting I think. I like to watch cows on farms. Cows are really funny creatures. They just eat all day grazing from field to field like big cute animals. It’s funny to watch them drool and moo. I think I could just watch them all day and follow them around. A few days ago..I pulled up to some cows and sat there next to them with my window rolled down and just watched them do there thing. hahahahha they would just all suddenly look at me and stare at me. For those next 15 minutes they would stare at me and slowly back away from my car. Also the way they eat is funny too…the grazing motion of their mouth is just so slow and calm. When I imagine them walk I imagine the sound dun duh dun duh dun duh…you know that sound when someone clumpsy walks and really heavy walks? That’s what it sounds like. But anyways….I like to watch cows. So next time you get a chance..pull up to some cows and watch them….it’s kind of cool.
Well this pretty much sums up my life right now. I won’t complain too much about nacogdoches. It’s not as bad as I thought it would be the first time coming here. I enjoy it…to an extent. Well if more of my friends were here…I would love it. Out here there are so many fun things to do…I just need some more friends. Until next time…maybe a few days or weeks. Peace out!
I recognize that I haven’t written in my blog for awhile…and when I say a while..it’s only been a week. Throughout these past few days, I’ve had so many things that I wanted to share, so many experiences, so many thoughts and ideas to tell my friends, but I was too lazy. So I’ll try to remember..these are sort of random, but I like it.
After driving for 10+ hours this past weekend, which was all worth it. I began to notice the vast amount of 18-wheelers that populated the highway. I also noticed that there were tons of cops..and I mean tons. I came to a conclusion. In a way, I figure that the 18-wheelers were kind of like big protectors for the small cars. When other cars are speeding, 5 cars pass behind the big truck so the speed thing that the cops are pointing can’t tell which car is speeding. Though in reality, the speed thing that the cops are using probably don’t operate in the way I’m thinking, it’s nice to think that we have those big protectors.
I think I have an obsession with buying things. I’m trying to control my expenditures..but it’s sure hard. Hey! I’m just trying to do my part by putting money into the economy! What am I doing wrong? hahaha. But seriously, I have a compulsive disorder I feel, that if I want something bad I don’t care the price…I’ll find a way to get it.
So I have a situation that has been resolved, but I’d like to share it with ya’ll. I know it’s Texan…get it?! But..anyways. The situation is sharing the glory? Recently, I came up with a new project idea. I figured the ideas I had before were trash. The idea is to do an analysis on the wells in the Travis Peak formation and figure out which wells may need some form of artificial lift. Hmm…I thought to myself..this is a great idea because it’ll be able to incorporate, from where I stand higher level thinking and it’ll be able to display what I learned this summer at the intern conference. So here’s the dilemma. I feel like because I came up with the idea..I didn’t want to share it with Matt. I didn’t want him to take any credit…I guess when I write it out is pretty selfish. I wanted to do the project myself and I was pretty sure I could. But alas..I thought this isn’t right we’re supposed to be a team and we’re supposed to be working together. I mean sure I may have come up with the idea, but Matt could bring so much more! In the end, I decided to change my mindset and work with him. Besides this is what recruiters look for team work ability. Anyways, I figure that this project will go well. We’re finally on track and I figure we’ll barely finish by the due date which is less than a month away.
I’ve begun to eat a lot healthier…I think? I eat tons of fruit, nuts, and vegetables in a week…I think I may have eaten 10lbs of cherries in 7 days.
I’m beginning to feel mentally stronger and physically stronger. Though I was on the fall with my p90x stuff, it’s beginning to get better. Commitment is just so hard. I’ve been doing so many pull-ups a day. I can almost do 3 sets of 15 which is a massive improvement from barely being able to do 5. My wrist and forearm is starting to be real sore and I’m not sure if I may have strained something.
It’s so freaking hot…enough said. But I’ll say some more. I literally walk outside for 15 seconds..I already feel the sweat rolling down my back. That isn’t good out here! Especially in East Texas..it’s a bit humid like Houston…no bueno.
A lesson in life. Do more listening and less talking. I’ve rerealized…is that even a word?..that I must do more listening. I do a lot of talking and assuming (which makes an ass out of u and me) that I don’t really learn to much. This listening thing is really helping.
I had my first real meeting today! I met with some guys from Key Energy Services and discussed rates and services for my group project. It was a pretty eye opening experience. I was really quite nervous initially, but as I talked to them I was able to ease out of my tenseness. I spent the rest of the day just researching my individual project which has to do with gas lift. Sheel has added us onto his project which is pretty exciting. I also mailed my first bill today.
I looked at my calendar for the remainder of the summer. Each weekend is booked with some trip somewhere or is a work weekend. Looks like it’s going to be long drives to Austin for the next few weeks and trip to LA, can’t wait.
I’m looking forward to resting tonight and working out. I think I might take a short nap. I’m tired again.
This is a late post. As promised, I uploaded some pictures of what I do! I’ll try to keep this short and sweet…mainly because I don’t want to type forever and you probably don’t want to be reading pages and pages of whatever.
So anyways, it was a pretty eventful day! I felt tons better this morning because I got a pretty good amount of sleep six and a half hours. This morning, I went over to McD to grab me an oj and went down hwy 7, window rolled down and let the wind blow through my short luscious hair. So I’m finally at the office and now I’m ready to go for my route.
Here’s a little preface of what I do, Each morning since Thursday I ride with a pumper, in this case Matt Murphy (I’ll call him Murphy). I ride to each well (we have 28 on our route) and cover a distance of about 140 miles. The 140 miles is not much highway mileage, but more back county roads which is filled with potholes and what not. While at the wells, I record numbers and clean out any well that might be jammed or what not, or needs sand dumping. I do this for most of the time. I’m still learning and it’s only been 2 days, so more information is still to come.
Anyways after finishing my route, I go on home and I’m exhausted. I decide to take a thirty minute nap…which turns into two hours. It felt pretty good. I got back to Houston around 9:30 and joined some friends at CBC and went over to Chinatown to have some good catching up and hanging out. I’m so glad they’re in town. It’s nice to have some buddies to chill with or just play with. Normally on the weekends, I don’t tell anyone I’m coming and just stay at home and sleep and watch tv. Not that it’s a bad thing. I like to relax. But this whole deal is a change of pace which is good. Daniel and Kenny are also staying so fun!