YoungAndWise's Journal

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Post by YoungAndWise » Mon Jun 13, 2016 2:13 am

Yeahh...missed last month's update. Not much has changed; got a summer job that pays $9/hour for what I originally thought would be apartment rent but my parents said they will cover me so I more than likely going to save up money for a summer trip to Europe to visit my friends. Unless the my application to the graduate program to an Estonian university gets accepted then in that case, I am going to have it placed back for rent and seeing my parents during Christmas break via airplane tickets.

And I plan on applying for an internship for a bank if they are still doing it during the Spring I am off as I can save more money and have more relevant experience under my belt.

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Post by YoungAndWise » Sun Sep 04, 2016 1:02 am

August-ish Update
Summer have been miserable and I realize how much I fucking hate working a blue collar job. Because of that, I applying for actual job (in Nebraska so COL is going to be lower than say Dallas or H-town) and I have a strong resume for it I think considering the preferred pay rate. The pay is pretty fucking good (more than my parents ever made combined by 10k at least) alongside it being an entry level job.

So I have applied and now will wait for the email/phone call to schedule the interview section of the application process; if I get that far.

But yes, my long terms of international devleopment, geopolitics, yada, yada are being placed on the back-burner as I need to get to a stable financial, emotional, and physical place before I can run off to adventure again.

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Post by jennypenny » Sun Sep 04, 2016 11:02 am

Good luck with the job application!

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Post by YoungAndWise » Mon Sep 05, 2016 2:28 pm

Thanks jennypenny.

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Post by YoungAndWise » Mon Oct 24, 2016 7:43 pm

October Update

So for the past couple of months I have been going through the motions, going to class, while all that time figuring out what I need to do with my life, what is the next step after I finish college, etc.

The main factors in my decision have been the costs and expenses going forward, probability and ROI on time, money, and effort I placed so far, and most importantly-getting to a place in my life where I feel close to content, happy, and having a stable income while maintaining a resemblance of balance in my life (9 to 5 Schedule; Guaranteed Days Off and not having a commute that deals with car traffic or last more than an hour by car). And also me wanting to affect the world to be less shitty by the time I died.

Because of all these options I have decided on what I am going to do.

I am applying for the University of Tartu Quantitative Economic's program, which I feel like I have strong case for being accepted and getting a good score for my application. It takes two years, and if I get accepted I more than likely I will get a tuition waiver (basically last two people don't get it). And Tartu from personal experience is great college city right in the middle of the Baltic Sea Region, which I love and care about. The topic I want to write for is something that interests me personal and deals with sustainable development, which I have talked about in the past.

Not only that but with strong possibility of getting a basic monthly scholarship that will cover my cost-of-living, possibility of working as an assistant, and general youthful energy of the city where I can possibly, for the lack of the better word, to enjoy my youth.

During my undergraduate I did not really get to as much as I want to as either I was in a city that only had a few clubs (which I hate) and consisted mostly of commuter students or military folk, or live a city that while interesting did not really have night life and was expensive relatively speaking to a quiet college town in Texas.

So there is my decision. And I am sticking with it. :)

And now I have to figure out what to hell to do with my life during the Spring semester!

(Also: tax returns. :D)

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Post by jennypenny » Tue Oct 25, 2016 3:37 pm

Good luck with your application. Is that the same university you studied at before?

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Post by YoungAndWise » Tue Oct 25, 2016 7:44 pm

No! It is another in another country, in the same region if that helps.

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Post by YoungAndWise » Wed Nov 09, 2016 4:05 am

Well Shit
Seems like I am doubling down on my Estonia Exit Plan. Hopefully if Trumps anti-NATO triad goes sour that Estonia can pass by it considering it spends at least 2% of its budget on defense.

At the very minimum I am looking at NGOs to see if I can find one that is still looking for interns for the Spring. Can't really believe this is happening. Not going to lie, kind of lost my faith in my country.

And right now, ERE is kind of the last thing on my mind.

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Post by henrik » Wed Nov 09, 2016 3:53 pm

Estonia had its own political change of course today, although perhaps not quite as unpredictable and with somewhat less of a worldwide impact:) The would-be new government has already rushed to confirm the 2+%* principle will remain a priority though.

* that is 2% of the GDP, not of the budget, the difference is about 150%

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Post by YoungAndWise » Wed Nov 09, 2016 4:43 pm

Well that is comforting.

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Post by YoungAndWise » Mon Nov 21, 2016 11:13 pm

Sometimes life just throw you a bone and says, "Come on, you know you want it!"

Update-Geoinformatics? Yeah, Geoinformatics.
Sometimes I just really need to stop worrying about the future and let things buff out. Example of this being the University I am applying to.
Recently, they just announced and posted information about their Geoinformatic's program. Which I pretty much surpass the minimal requirements for, easily.

And the focus of the program is something I am interested in. And the yearly fee for the program is super low; and that is not considering that free tuition scholarship which I am confident I will get. Honestly, I am kind of kicking myself in the ass as I spent a lot of time worrying about the other program when one arrives that I naturally fit in more and could be of more use to.

But yeah, I can breathe a little easier now a couple weeks after election night. Sucks that I will have to put my Foreign Service Officer plans on hold for the next four years, but I was not planning on starting anytime soon to applying for it.

Next update: I am not going to be FEMA Corps. Pays like shit, does little for me in the long run, and honestly I can work at the local chain store for $11 an hour, and considering it is not Walmart, for much less stress. Working full-time I get to pay my one bedroom apartment, have time off during the weekends and after five, internet and get to see my family more often (as I am going to not seeing them as much once I leave for graduate school). That is not considering I get to save money and start working on my student loans (or save up to supplement the National Scholarship).

So honestly, it will be a good test run of being an adult with responsibilities and allow me to pick up skills that I want to round out my resume (advanced Excel, Python and HTML, and going over macro and microeconomics), and fix my health and mature a little bit.

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Post by YoungAndWise » Mon Feb 06, 2017 5:16 pm

As another door closes, another opens

I have finished college. I have the paper to prove it as well!

And because of that, another chapter of my life is done. And right now I am preparing for the next step; graduate school in Estonia. Funny story; nearly applied to an internship at Tallinn because I fit the description for whom they are looking for. :lol: However I decided against it as it would interfer with my school.

And about school. Nearly done with the application, which has been simply enough. Have just been needing to add a passport picture for it. And it is weird, you know. I am fairly confident of my ability of getting in and getting a scholarship. It is just...five years ago things I was heading towards a different path towards FI. Now?

Now it is different path. Probably a longer path to ERE, but you know the entire deal about the journey and destination, yada, yada. It might take longer but at least I know it will a fun journey as well.

During that time, I am working on my Estonian (slowly), picking up basics of Python and figuring out projects to do to improve my skill with it. I have an interview/pre-screening tomorrow for a seasonal job in Utah. So that will provide income and housing for next six months or so.

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Post by jennypenny » Mon Feb 06, 2017 5:25 pm

Congratulations!

I can't believe you and zalo are finishing college and all grown up. *sniff* ;)

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Post by YoungAndWise » Mon Feb 06, 2017 5:50 pm

Thanks Jenny!

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Post by YoungAndWise » Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:59 pm

Update-Major


I may or may not be working for Apple.
Will find out Friday or end of this week.

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Post by jennypenny » Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:34 pm

wow -- fingers crossed

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Post by YoungAndWise » Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:04 pm

Yep, it is official.

Going to work for Apple.

Woooot!

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Post by RealPerson » Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:42 pm

Congratulations! That sounds like a big catch. What will you do for them?

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Post by Olaz » Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:30 am

Nice job! :D

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Post by YoungAndWise » Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:37 am

RealPerson wrote:
Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:42 pm
Congratulations! That sounds like a big catch. What will you do for them?
@RealPerson:
Don't know if I can really be specific about my work but a lot of data entry and entry level work for GIS sector. Still pay is good and is experience with a major IT company.

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Post by YoungAndWise » Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:37 am

Olaz wrote:
Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:30 am
Nice job! :D

Same to you, mate!

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Post by jennypenny » Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:36 pm

Congratulations!!

Will you have to relocate?

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Post by YoungAndWise » Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:59 pm

@jennypenny:
Yes. To a major city in Central Texas.

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