Driving without directions

Linville River Bridge
The Wife and I being goofs at the Linville River Bridge.

I thought about titling this DO THE FRIGHT THING, but then my better judgement kicked in.

Over the past year, I’ve adopted a new policy for my life — choose the scariest option available. I know that sounds weird, but I realize that comfort can sometimes be a crutch. It sounds scary, eh?

On Wednesday, my wife and I decided to have an adventure. We packed up some trail mix and drove off, not knowing our destination. So we spent the day exploring parts of the Blue Ridge Parkway, antiquing, and exploring caverns. If you have never spent time in the area, I highly recommend it.

Linville River Gorge
The Linville River Gorge was beautiful.

Now that I’m a graduate, job hunting is kind of scary. I start searching, and I feel like I am plummeting through the atmosphere, burning up as I go. But being out in nature grounds me — my mind comes back to earth, and I can relax. Also, hiking up and down a few mountains made me realize I need to get serious about my diet and fitness again.

It was a satisfying getaway — which makes me wonder, what other hidden gems can I find in here in North Carolina?


Graduated from UNC Charlotte, now I’m job hunting!

My family at graduation.
My family at graduation.

Big announcement! I have graduated from UNCC with my BA in Communication Studies, Mass Media and a minor in Film Studies. All of this make me wonder, has it been two and a half years already? That’s wild! I still remember my first day of class, I was so intimidated that I felt sick. The worst part was that I had to take public speaking — I had attempted that two times before, but had dropped it both times.

I’ll say this much, sometimes it’s difficult making friends when you’re 30, married, and you live a half-hour drive from campus. I did make a few friends, and a lot of good connections, though. Now that it’s over, I kind of wish I had another year and a half to make four continuous years — but I think my wife would have killed me were that the choice.

So now I am on to that phase of my life known as the Great Job hunt! Ideally, I would like to become a videographer/video editor for a marketing team, or even a copywriter. Regardless, I will still work on both my writing and my video skills while applying for jobs. As for locations, I am looking in Charlotte, Greenville, and Asheville. Why not? Those are the only places in the South I really enjoy. The Wife wants to stay near our family, and I dig that.

So I am going to make it a point to keep updating my blog! Since I am done with school, I will finally have time to write for myself again. It was frustrating to step away, but necessary. I was writing papers almost weekly for the last two months. What kind of posts would interest you guys? Let me know. I can always do production posts, writing posts, slice of life posts, etc. Leave me your feedback in the comments.