This is a story. Unfortunately, a true story. I recorded this for an oral rhetoric class and I stuck an appropriately sad looking picture to make a video to share with you all today.
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Did you miss me? What? You didn’t even notice I was gone!? Hmm, okay. Whatever. The fact of the matter is that I haven’t blogged since December 1st of 2012. I started this blog up for a course at the University of Toronto that I was enrolled in to complete my minor in Professional Writing. And the date, Dec 1, is still fresh in my mind because that was the day that the final submission was due. I didn’t mention this earlier because I didn’t want to put it out there that all my previous posts were obligatory for a passing mark (cha-ching; flying colours, baby!). I like you guys, and I appreciate that you read my nonsense. So here I am, even with the course over and done with, posting up my thoughts. Well that, and I couldn’t sleep (it’s almost 5 am).
Right now, I’m trying to make something of myself. I’m finishing up my fourth year at UTM, soon to be freshly graduated with an Economics major, complimented with a Psychology minor in addition to the aforementioned minor in Professional Writing. I guess you could say I cast a wide net, mostly enveloping marketing and advertising and other general business practices. But I have no clue where life might take me. I’m currently dabbling in a bit of acting and modeling these days, trying to make a quick buck and open a few doors to other oppertunities. If any of my readers watch Beauty and the Beast on The CW, you may be able to spot me as an extra in the 13th episode. Despite the insignificance of being an extra, it was my first experience on set and I loved it. So hopefully similar opportunities will continue to present themselves. And of course, I just launched my Youtube channel with my very first video earlier today (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58LWRxM67GM). Have a look!
It’s an interesting time in my life and I really feel like this is going to be a great year for me. I’m wishing all of you the very best as well. Be well rounded, stay grounded, work hard, take names, and kick ass! You can look forward to more posts from me soon, mostly of the video variety for now just so I can get the ball rolling on the Youtube front, but I will drop in to post every video here on WordPress, accompanied with a little blurb or rant exclusive to people that take the time to read (we’re a dying breed, I fear). That’s it for me tonight, folks. Peace and love.
This is my first video on Youtube, I sincerely hope you all enjoy it. Just a bit of satire, all in good fun.
Note: Jemer isn’t an actual professor at UTM, and the views expressed in this video are not indicative of those held by the University.
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The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 2,500 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 4 years to get that many views.
Bro, what’s the plan?
The plan… the plan? Man, I don’t even know what’s for breakfast tomorrow. There is no plan. There is, you could say, a general direction. I call it: forward.
I’ve never been much of a planner. Plans require stability and the world is forever changing. So plan not to plan. Roll with the punches. Because you never know what life is going to throw your way.
For instance, I was in love once…
And after about five months of bliss and merriment, one day I got the dreaded break-up call. Out of nowhere. Turns out the girl that I was in love with was still in love with her ex. And I can understand that because sometimes, when I think about it, I feel like I still love her too.
And if that short and depressing story tells you anything… it’s that I really know how to pick ‘em. No, nice try, but that’s not it. It’s that you can’t get caught up in plans. I wasn’t quite thinking three kids and a white picket fence (and a dog) just yet, but you have to know that life is going to pull the rug from under your feet sometimes.
One of my best friends (and I do not use that term lightly) had to pull out of school to take care of his family this year. Because the position of ‘man of the house’ fell to him due to unfortunate and (as they often are) unforeseen circumstances. You think this guy complained about things not going his way? Nope. Like a man, he just stepped up and did what he had to. I miss seeing you around, Zach.
A man among men: Zach Rumney
Anyway, plans can be great when they are followed through on. But other times, they just don’t work out in an increasingly unpredictable world. Plans will fall apart. People will disappoint you. And life will give you lemons.
So? Quit planning. Dream.
Dream BIG and then make those dreams your reality. Settle for nothing less. The world is yours.