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A Weird Month of Ups and Downs

This past month was full of weird things happening to me. This month I started a new job. The last time I started a new job, my Grandmother died and my wife left me.

So starting a new job this time had me on edge. And then it happened. Some bastard broke into my apartment (and the one across from me) and stole my brand new Mac Book Pro. I was just a little more than upset because I had been waiting for it for so long. And (to my shame) I picked up the cancer sticks again after quitting for 10 months.

But, not all was lost. My new job is turning out to be quite stellar. I had renter’s insurance, so I got “most” of my money back from the theft. And I immediately began taking Chantix to kick this habit that keeps consuming me. I quit today, and then ran four miles at the gym. So I feel rather good about myself.

This past month has been tough, but this time the good outweighs the bad. I paid off my car today, so no more monthly car payments. And I’m typing on a newer MacBook Pro (in an undisclosed location).

As a side note, I know I haven’t been posting much on here lately. It’s really because I don’t have much to say. Just think of it as a break from my rantings and ravings.

Take care and thanks for reading as always.

Writer and software engineer Ronald Huereca has been a developer at notable agencies like iThemes and 10up. His varied background has him working with WordPress since 2006, eventually creating his own plugin which, of course, lead to more. He spends quite a bit of his time volunteering with the WordPress project as a core and polyglot contributor. With all of his passions, writing has been the way Ronald expresses himself best. He has written both technical books as well as fiction. Some of his works include Project Mayhem, Mindefusement, and WordPress and Ajax. “You can only delay the inevitable” is his favorite quote. Ronald enjoys reading Stephen King and John Grisham. When he’s not writing, Ronald dreams of building websites filled with cats yawning, disclaimers his strong opinions, sings karaoke, and advocates for empathy surrounding mental health.

4 thoughts on “A Weird Month of Ups and Downs”

  1. I have realized comparison usually kills or drives people. For me it can be a combination of the two and a few other things. Whoever stole your MacBook pro must be having a hard time selling it, hopefully, as the serial number must be everywhere now.

    Congrats on the job thing, and good thing you got most of the $$ back from the renter’s insurance. Usually renter’s insurance or other insurance companies take a looooong time in taking care of things. Good to know some companies doing the job fast and well.

    Paying off a car rules! I was so happy paying off my car, and now I feel even if something bad happens to it, it’s mine and I’m not liable to fix it! 🙂 Regarding the undisclosed location, heh, lol. :p

    Yes please, I’m not sure why you took the time to post this very post as it is sort of a rant/raving too; made me waste my time in posting this comment. Take a longer break!! :p j/k. I must stop this comment now, as your post has somewhat made me hungry.

  2. :S I got the chance to read your feed after a month ( I guess ) to check how are you doing and boy, yet another bad news. I feel a bit relaxed to know that your renter’s insurance covered most of the cost.

    Avoid “cancer sticks” though. Back in 2006, I used to act too lazy to care about insuring my goods. When I realized that someone has stolen my bike and police couldn’t find the bike, I went to bed and woke up after 26hrs ( that too when I started feeling hungry! ). $2000 is a considerable loss for an Indian student who has to do everything from his own pocket. You’re still luckier. 🙂

  3. Avinash,

    I could only imagine losing 2k over there. What’s weird about that is one of my friends wanted to sell me his car (for about 3k) here in the US. I kinda laughed knowing my laptop was worth about as much as his car 🙂

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