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You know It’s been over 3 years since I started this blog. I really thought that I would post more than I do. Maybe I’ll start trying to do that more often now. I’m not exactly sure how I want to do that…Posting in a blog is tough work. I upload much more frequently to YouTube now than I do this blog. I guess my life just gets in the way. But when you’re in your 20’s have work to worry about and a social life it can be stressful.

Besides it being over 3 years since I started this blog, it’s also been almost 2 years since I uploaded a post….December 28th, at 11:36 PM I believe the last date was…Anyway, I thought I’d just give a brief update on my life. Maybe not even my life…More just an update as to me just being alive for now and that I didn’t just drop off the face of the Earth….

Hopefully, everyone I upload more frequently now. School hasn’t quite started now and I’ve mostly caught up on my YouTubing. Another thing I need is ideas for YouTube Vids. So if anyone has any ideas please leave comments! Thanks

That’s all for now

Cheers!

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Well, another Christmas come and gone. Every year I always expect surprises when it comes to gifts, and each year I’m less and less surprised. This year I think knew over 50% of my gifts. The thing though is I’m at the age where the gifts are more things I need rather than want. Eventually they will probably go back to being somewhat of a surprise, but for now I’m fine with just getting what I need. Hopefully I get my book more on track over the next little while and that helps me get my feet solidly under my feet.

So let’s see this year I got chocolate, socks (man did I need those.) Chocolate, new PJ’s, a beard trimmer, the HIMYM Complete Edition (click HERE for the review) oh and did I mention Chocolate? Yeah, lots of chocolate. Plus approximately $250.00 dollars. A good haul for such a small amount. That money is really going to come in handy. I’ve eaten about a quarter of the chocolate already as it gave me something to snack on while playing Age of Empires III today.

In general it was a good Christmas. I really enjoyed it it was quiet and relaxing. Nothing too special. Just an easy day with my mom and brother, and after a busy semester at University……I needed it for sure.

Next year though, we were casually discussing possibilities of what we might want to do. We were thinking a family trip instead of Christmas. We aren’t sure where yet but we were thinking Vancouver Island or something. I’d rather go to Hawai’i or California but Vancouver Island might be the best option. But that’s almost a year away and I’m looking forward one day at a time.

Some people struggle with a social life, some with work. Others struggle with the course load and commitment needed to help you succeed in school. But, that commitment in one department means that you must make sacrifices in other areas of your world. For me it’s a complicated situation. School isn’t my strongest point. I know and admit that. Well I won’t say school in general I’ll say that tests aren’t my strongest point. It sucks because unlike some people I enjoy university learning.

When it comes to exams in university, I suck. I freak out I usually don’t know what to do or my brain blanks. My other biggest flaw is getting started on final projects. I hate it so much. I want to do I really do. I just stress so much that it causes me to do badly.

Anyway onto the point of this. I’ve had to make many sacrifices this semester, including skipping events with my roommates. I know that maybe I should stop being so busy with theatre stuff and focus more on my friends. But in all honesty I consider my theatre friends closer to me then my roommates at this point.

I guess I spend so much time with theatre stuff because I have to Stage Manage Directors Festival. What is Directors Festival? Well Directors Festival or D-Fest as most of us in the theatre department call it. This has taken up a lot of my time. I’ve had to put together this binder with all the scripts to every play in the show for Night B.

This is definitely the toughest test I’ve had to endure this year because it’s taken so much time and is still going to take so much more. But All I can say here is bring it on…!

**When I know a post is going to be really long or on a topic I like to talk about will be broken down into separate parts now. This is to help you so you as readers have a easier time differentiating my thoughts**

Everyone wants a relationship. It’s the fact and desire of most people in life. Most people will admit that they think they know relationships. How to handle them. How to approach them. The fact of the matter is we are all learning. Every 2nd of every day we learn something new about our relationships. Do you agree? (Leave a comment below with your answer.) But sometimes we think we know more or everything about our own relationships. Well for all of you out there who think that. Sorry for disappointing you but we don’t, we never will.

So what’s my point? My point is that Relationships are complicated. Anyone who says different is either a fool or a liar. It doesn’t have to be a relationship with a boyfriend or a girlfriend. Relationships with parents and siblings are just as important. If you can’t have an honest relationship with your parents then what’s the point in trying to maintain a relationship with a boyfriend or girlfriend?

Is it impossible for you to pull this off? No, it’s not.You can make relationships work against your parents or your siblings will. Your parents might hate your boyfriend or girlfriend, they might despise them and their guts. But what matters more then that is how you perceive each other in the relationship. If you can work with your boyfriend or girlfriend and your parents can learn to accept them, (which in most cases they eventually do) I believe you will be fine.

Not every relationship will end up working out. Sometimes couples break up. whether it be after days, months, weeks, years, and even after marriage. It’s always tough and every relationship has a different toll on us. Ones that are longer are harder to get over.I read somewhere or heard something a couple of years ago that it takes just as long to get over someone as you went out with that person. To make this clear. If you dated someone for 2 years, it would take your 2 years to get over that person.Makes sense?

Relationships throw us hurdles. It’s up to us to jump them and keep pressing. Never forget that When it comes to relationships just remember that every moment counts and never pass up the opportunity to find that dream relationship. Keep fighting guys!

In the next post I will talk more about my relationships and what effect they have had on me. I will be posting photo’s along the way of special quotes I’ve found from the Relationship Truths page on Facebook. (So I took the photo’s of the quotes but I do NOT own them. I end now with a quote of my own that I have carried with me for years.

Love is a mystery in the eyes of everyone; never truly discovered, only found by two people.

For Part II Click HERE

Jophis23

**When I know a post is going to be really long or on a topic I like to talk about will be broken down into separate parts now. This is to help you so you as readers have a easier time differentiating my thoughts**

Part II:

Its really sad when both guys/girls have to say this.

Its really sad when both guys/girls have to say this.

In my life I’ve been full of disappointment. I can honestly say that now I’m at the point in my life where I haven’t decided if I care or not. “I’m used to it.” Nobody in life should have to say this. But unfortunately it happens. More than you think. Being hurt by relationships hurts and it hurts big time. That I don’t think I need to stress to anyone. It sucks. Most of us have been there and will definitely be there again. I know that I will be. But just because we get hurt doesn’t mean that we should stop trying. Because regardless of if you get hurt or not, there is always going to be someone out there that is right for you.

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1 Song is all it takes to change the outlook of a relationship.

Do you ever miss someone so much that every time you play a certain song it reminds you of them? (I almost wrote them of you, I must be tired if I’m making simple mistakes) I know I do. For me it’s Hey Girl by Billy Currington (attached below.) Every time I hear this song it makes me think of what could have been between the said person and myself. But as I can’t go back to the way we were before it’s definitely harder to do for sure. It also makes me think of one question that I have asked myself in every relationship. “Where did I mess up?” That is the one question that i ask myself constantly. It’s also the answer that I get the toughest answers to. What I mean by that is, when I ask that question the person I ask often doesn’t want to answer the question. I still haven’t received a complete answer from the last one. I’m hoping to however. For that however you have to read a previous post.

Referring back to that previous post. This can go for most of my relationships. I haven’t had the greatest of lucks keeping them. But once in them I’ve managed to keep Girlfriend’s for over 2 years. So in essence I haven’t dated much but I definitely know what I’m doing to keep girls around for over 2 years each. But once you break up it’s slightly more complicated. Depending on the method of breaking up.IMG_1696 If it’s a bad break up you don’t want to remember anything about the person you’ve broken up with. But it’s so hard to let go completely, isn’t it? Memories are precious things guys. Don’t lose the important ones. When my first Girlfriend and I broke up we hated each other. It was a bad breakup. We didn’t speak for maybe 6 months. After we got over the worst of our feelings we both ended up seeking closure. After we managed to gain that we went on our separate ways. But the memories that we shared lasted for a long time. I wanted to forget them really bad but I couldn’t. Some of them faded but as we all know when a significant event happens to us we have a hard time ignoring or forgetting that. Good or bad. So despite the memories that still haunt me they are overridden by memories I want to keep.

My 2nd relationship was better. We did end on rough terms but we still ended up being good friends. We don’t talk quite as much as we use to but the memories I remember are still there. There are times when I wish they didn’t happen when it twinges at my heart but other times I don’t regret what happened for a second. Lately we haven’t been speaking because there is one thing that forgot after we broke up is that she is extremely sensitive. Especially to certain things. Most of our memories were special. Especially the ones where we got intimate. Those ones were always special.

We would create our own little world and that created some of the best experiences that I have ever had in my world. They were amazing. What we would do is create a story where we started as people our current age but then fast forward to where we were married and have kids. We would create multiple scenarios and everything. It was quite nice. After awhile though that got old is where we started to fall apart. One fight after another. Days of not texting. That sort of thing. It made for a living Hell for a while.

You see if you get to know me, and I mean super well you will find that I sometimes won’t show it but I am incredibly friendly and nice. I try to be friendly and polite in general but if you really get to know me I am an incredibly sweet person. Most my friends will say that themselves but be warned. I can turn quite nasty if I have to be. I’m not usually nasty but give me the opportunity and I will not make you super happy. Given what I have just said, it takes a lot for me to get to the point of wanting to hurl insults back at people.

So to end off this section of the posts. I haven’t had many relationships but when I am in one they last an incredibly long time. But the last time I was in a relationship was when I was 15. So over 7 years ago now. It sucks being single because you can get incredibly rusty. I thought for a little while I found someone who was different but as it turns out I was wrong. Sometimes I think that the single life is the only life I’m going to have by the end of my life.

Stay tuned for Part III in a few days, or weeks, or even a month depending how busy I am

Thanks for reading guys

Jophis23

First off I’d just like to say, ‘Welcome to Canada,’ no, let’s take it a bit further and say ‘Welcome to British Columbia (BC),’ even further, ‘Welcome to the Thompson-Nicola Region of BC,’ and even further ‘Welcome to Kamloops, BC!’ For those of you who are new to Canada, BC, the Thompson-Nicola Region or even Kamloops this applies to you. For those of you who live in Canada, BC, Thompson-Nicola Region, or Kamloops, thanks for tuning in.

Before Kamloops was established the Secwepemc people (Sushwap) shared the area with the Cree-Saulteaux people. When David Stuart and Alexander Ross set out from Fort Astoria which at the time was a Pacific Fur Company they established a trading post known as ‘Fort Cumcloups’. Over time rival trading companies began to merge. Eventually all of these became known as Fort Kamloops.

Downtown Kamloops

Downtown Kamloops

Over time Kamloops began to grow until 1893 when it became known as The City of Kamloops with a population of about 500 people. Fast forward 118 years and you will find the population has grown from 500 to ~85,700 people. The word “Kamloops” comes from the Sushwap word “Tk’əmlúps” which means ‘meeting of the waters.’ To learn more about the history of Kamloops you can click HERE or HERE. Or vist The City of Kamloops page to learn more.

But this post isn’t so much about Kamloops, but what lies inside Kamloops in the form of a small university called Thompson Rivers University. Again, instead of me going into the vast history of Cariboo College or TRU click HERE to learn more. Thompson Rivers University or TRU as students here call it is an excellent university. It’s not huge like say UBC (University of British Columbia) or McGill over in Quebec. But considering the size of Kamloops to the amount of University students is quite a nice size. UBC has about 70,000 people in total (staff and students.) TRU has about 13,700 in total (staff and students.)

So why am I writing this post? Well, maybe this movie will show you why?

Does that not show you what a university experience should look like? I’m looking directly at those in Whitehorse where I grew up. TRU is a fantastic place and I’ve loved most of my experiences here. It’s a wonderful place to come if you want to experience University like I have but not want to go to something huge. Now I can understand that some people prefer to go to places that have better connections. And coming from the Yukon I do understand that UBC, the University of Lethbridge (UofL) and University of Victoria (UVIC.) But I know that you’ll love TRU if you are willing to give it a chance.

The Campus is great, it has nine main buildings. Each one most TRU students shorten to initials when we text each to save us having to write out each building as some of the names are quite long. The buildings are the Campus Activity Center or CAC, Arts and Education or AE, International Building or IB, The Brown House of Learning or HOL, Old Main or OM. Old Main was actually the original Cariboo College building back when it was established in 1970. It also has the Science building or S, Clock Tower or CT and Trades and Technology or T&T.

Each building is unique as it holds different classes in each one. As you can guess AE would hold lots of English, Philosophy kind of courses. IB has has lecture halls and usually holds all the bigger classes. This can range in many subjects. The HOL is interesting because it holds many uses. It has a huge lecture hall, a library, offices, a computer lab, and a Tim Horton’s.

Campus Activity Center

Campus Activity Center

And I tell you the Timmies line up is insane most of the time. OM has a combination of most subjects as well as Starbucks. OM is usually where offices, the clinic, the registrar and other places are. It also holds the black box theatre which is where most of my classes are. The CT has the big lecture halls and more classrooms. The Science building is pretty self explanatory as is the T&T building.

Right in the middle of AE, IB, HOL and CAC is what students call Campus Commons. It’s a big open area where in September and October when it’s still quite nice out students hang out with friends. Lots of times during the warm months I’ve seen as many as 100 students lounging around enjoying the sun. It’s also a great place to play catch, frisbee or other games if you have the time.

Campus Commons

Campus Commons

I personally go there when I can to enjoy the sun. In the winter it can be a bit annoying to walk from say the CT to AE, which are on opposite sides of campus. Despite the small nature of the university it can still take over 10 minutes to get from one class to another. That usually isn’t the case however.

TRU also has a variety of housing arrangements, close to or actually on campus. There is the Residence or New Rez. Then you have On Campus Housing or Old Rez. Both of which are on campus. And finally Upper College Heights which is just off of campus. Most people tend to want to move out of New Rez after one year there because it turns into such a gong show. I don’t know about Old Rez and Upper College heights isn’t bad honestly.

TRU New Residence

TRU New Residence

The dorms when it’s super hot still are unbearably hot. But I’m not trying to sway your decision. Personally I think everyone should experience Residence at least once in their life time. I mean what’s university without a little Hell right?

My suggestion if you are trying to decide where to go? I would suggest New Rez. It maybe crazy, loud, and outrageously expensive but out of the 3 it is by far the nicest. Besides New Rez comes equipped with a TV, cable and internet. So you never have to worry about Internet bills. (All the free downloading you could want!!!!) I can’t say if Old Rez is bad as I have never lived there. But Upper College heights is a no go for me next year.

Now let’s approach this a little differently. Let’s go into some of my experiences here at TRU. I’ve had some amazing times here in Kamloops and some not so good ones. I’ve made plenty of amazing friends. In general I’ve enjoyed my classes. Some more than others. I’ve also been on the losing end of a couple of potential relationships. It’s been extremely hard, but in life you may get knocked down. But when you do you must learn to get back up. However, you never can know you just might meet your future partner. It’s where a lot of partners actually meet.

Obviously, every year people can and will go through a rough patch. I recently dug myself out a seven year rough patch. That story is for later. Last year I felt I was playing referee and councillor to a ton of my friends in New Rez. Another negative thing by the way. That’s one reason I moved out of Rez.

But in all I feel that it was a good move coming here to Kamloops and Thompson Rivers University. I have amazing friends, I’m enjoying my classes and every day presents a new challenge. I’m not saying make up your mind right now, but do consider possibly giving it a chance. You never know you’ll be surprised as to what you find…….

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Just When You…..

Posted: 11/10/2013 in Quotes
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Just when you thought things were going better…..Life throws you another curveball.

-Anonymous- (The reason being is their are many variations of this Quote)

Do Unto Others…..

Posted: 04/14/2013 in Quotes
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“Do unto others what you want done unto you,”

-Confucius