Johnathan Croom · Life—only real when shared.

Today I Quit My Job

Well I never had a job to begin with. Today I stopped work for one of my biggest sources of income. This came at a cost of losing over $2,000, but I am happy with my decision.

What’s next? I honestly don’t know. I’m not sure I want to continue programming. This is the perfect opportunity for me to retire my computer and start my life with people, not machines. I guess we will have to wait and see.

This post is going to be short simply because I don’t have a lot to say on the subject. Just know that this is merely a step into the future of opportunities and I look forward to what I’m going to be doing next.

Love

Some people spend all of their time and effort searching for love. They search and search for some mystical soul-mate that will make their life complete. Unfortunately most people never find that perfectly compatible person and end up settling for somebody who kind of loves them sometimes.

I think the real question we need to ask ourselves is, “What is Love?” Baby don’t hurt me.. Don’t hurt me.. No more.

What is Love? Love is truly caring for somebody in ways that cannot be expressed in words, so we merely smash it into a single one: love. It can be platonic, like loving a friend, familial, like loving your child, and romantic, like loving your dearest wife.

Love can be expressed in a googol of different ways. It can be expressed by giving away some of your hard-earned money to somebody in need, by buying somebody a birthday present, by a passionate kiss, by the very words “I love you”, by being there for a troubled friend, by helping somebody relocate, and an indefinite number of other ways. The point is, love is everywhere surrounding us. It is the basis of our happiness and is most definitely evident daily.

So why do we insist on this ridiculous love search? Why can’t we recognize and enjoy all of the love surrounding every one of us and create happiness in others by loving? We can.

There are a very limited people involved in my life because of the fact that I work from home and haven’t attending school in a long while. Because of that, though, I have developed extremely good friendships with a small amount of people in my life. I call these people Croomies. They are the ones who happened to be in the right place at the right time in order to make my acquaintance and I value them very highly.

What I am looking for now is to create more Croomies. To have more people who I can influence and who can influence me. So if you’re out there, and looking for love, the original Croomy Jepster is always here with an open ear.

7 December 2012

Living Alone

Every day I look forward to about noon-ish when everybody at my house has left doing their daily things and I’m left at home alone. During these times I enjoy drinking milk straight out of the jug, listening to Johnny Cash or extremely loud 1990s hip-hop, and dancing around like a happy Croomy. I suppose I could do those things with other people around, but I just simply don’t.

Didn’t get around to writing more today. Oh well.

5 December 2012

7:26am

So it’s morning. I woke up at six again thanks for Taylor. Since yesterday’s post was so depressing, I’m going to start today with some action steps on what I plan to accomplish.

  • Begin working at 8am and work more than an hour as usual.
  • Sign up for the GED.
  • Buy the GED book (as embarrassing as that is).
  • Buy a multimeter in an attempt to keep my car alive.

That may not seem like a lot but it is pretty significant considering I leave my house once a week. Just going to go get started and I’ll update around noon.

7:53am

Alright it’s going to take me a couple minutes to get everything setup so I’m going to start working now. Guess we’ll see how this goes.

8:38am

Alright so I got a good amount of work done. Since I’m doing really good this morning, I’m going to go ahead and drive off in my blown-up car and go to the store (for the multimeter), CAC (to sign up for the GED), and maybe the book store to get that GED book (which I should probably read). Any day where I do stuff in the morning is a good day. I love mornings.

10:16am

Alright I’m back. I got a multimeter. I’ve always wanted one so that is nice. Also signed up for the GED test. It’s the 9th and 10th of January at a whopping 8am. Going to go play with my multimeter and then get some more work done.

11:27am

Wow. I wish I had bought a multimeter one out the other eleven-thousand times I could have used one. Extremely fun. All-in-all I’ve come to the conclusion that my car simply has a 50amp short and it is going to die and blow EFI fuses if it keeps getting driven. On that note, I admit I am still seriously considering just driving it around anyway. Enough fun for now. I just ate some cereal and it’s time to get back to work.

As a side note, I think today’s blog post is kind of funny. It’s like an hourly checkup with what I’m doing. Might just be exactly what I needed to get stuff done today, though. Okay work time.

12:10pm

Still working like a champ! Just wanted to drop in and share a song I’m listening to that is really great. Remember the Name by Fort Minor.

2:04pm

Well work went well. I got a whole lot more done than usual. I’m about to take my car out and enjoy the rest of my day. I really do love getting so much done so early in the day. Talk to you tomorrow!

4 December 2012

Oxymoron of the day: almost nothing.

Almost nothing that I write gets published on this blog of mine. I’m 100% sure that I am the only person who even knows that it exists besides a couple spammers.

It is difficult to publish anything that doesn’t feel lively or inspirational enough. In fact, it’s extremely hard to get those philosophical and lively thoughts of mine down because they so often happen spontaneously. So, since that isn’t working, I’m going to try something new.

That starts today. As you can see from the title of this post, there is literally no point to this blog post other than for me to just rant about whatever I feel like talking about, which I’m going to (attempt) to do every day. Every day, I will write about precisely what I am thinking, what is going on, what I am annoyed about, what I am liking, etc.

Here we go.


Today has been extremely wasted, an all too familiar thing. I woke just a couple minutes before 6 and have been awake since then. I then proceeded to literally waste the whole day doing absolutely nothing. It’s now 2:44pm and I haven’t even begun the day.

Simply put, I’m not super okay with that.

So there was a paragraph here about being alone, but I gave up trying to explain myself. Nobody understands what goes on in my mind and I’m an extremely complex person. My friends are great distances away and out living their own lives.

Simply put, I’m not super okay with that.

I dropped out of high school about two months ago. I’ve spent that last two months confused and troubled about what to do. A series of very bad decisions ultimately led to this, and that’s that.

So there was more to talk about, good and bad, but I’m kind of upset, so I’m going to stop here.

Okay I’m done being upset.

So blah blah blah, there’s a whole bunch of crap that I did wrong and I now spend every day sitting in my room doing absolutely nothing. So let’s change it.

Johnathan Croom · Life—only real when shared.