So I’ve been in California for roughly over a month now and things are looking sideways.
Not up but not down, y’know?
Here’s the skinny:
I got fired from my job in December and in an act of impulse, desperation and annoying advice to “take the plunge”. I decided to take my retired Navy cousin’s offer to move to Hanford, California in hopes to pursue a new life.
He’s a quiet individual who got to see his kids grow into adults so he has this three two bedroom house to himself, to some degree.
Since being here, I’ve gotten used to the system to some degree, applied for a few jobs at the Navy base despite not actually visiting Los Angeles yet, although I’m pretty sure that city’s just overhyped as fuck.
I had to apply for benefits to be able to survive here until I can find a job. Hanford is pretty much Baton Rouge except further West and more Latinos.
Which makes practicing Spanish pretty awesome.
Can’t believe my cousin been here for over twenty years and he hasn’t ever wanted to learn it.
Well, what he lacks in culture, he makes up for in experience. Dropping knowledge about planning for things in the future and every so often the occasional quip at my expense. We’re family, we’re Southern, we’re assholes like that.
With no job, I frequent Facebook and LinkedIn a lot and I find myself griping on Facebook while getting into arguments with Dumsensitives (Conservatives).
Thankfully, I’m not completely wasting my time. I applied for SJVC in a certification for IT – Security to add to my resume, just started classes yesterday and my professor seems okay. He’s a wrestling fan like myself so I can see us at least partially getting along after I finish this course.
In the meantime, I’ve found myself being really obsessed with getting fit lately what with going to the gym almost every morning since I got here. I weigh myself each time. All three of them give different measurements but it’s obvious that I’m between 192-196 so I just go with 195. I hope that changes, I miss being able to do flips with no hassle.
To anyone reading, I’ll keep you posted