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May - An End of an Era Month

Posted by Dean - May 1st, 2013

Tomorrow will be my last university exam and Friday will be my last day of university. It has been a long 4 years of mixed feelings. Looking back I wish I'd done things differently, but those choices would probably have left me worse off in the long run. The past 4 years haven't been particularly bad or anything, but if I could re-live them, part of me thinks I'd do some stuff differently. Perhaps my biggest "regret" was choosing to commute from home rather than move to the city. It no doubt saved me a lot of money (I've come out of university debt free) but it was also the boring approach. I feel like I missed out on a huge part of the experience and made it harder to be more social with some of the friends I made over the years.

Anyway, it's almost over. I always imagined that I'd have a job lined up by now, but that never happened. Again, I blame it on me not living in the city but maybe that's just me looking for excuses. Now I need to get my act together and find a job. I'm really, really hoping that I'm able to find a decent job in Edinburgh that'd allow me to move there. I don't want to live in this town any more. My childhood friends either moved away or grew distant from me while I was at university. Edinburgh just seems like it has a lot more going on. It'd be a totally fresh start. New people, new places. I don't really know anyone who lives in Edinburgh, with the exception of a few of my uni mates, who may or may not still be living there after they graduate.

But yea, other than all that going on, not much is happening. Been considering trying to develop a HTML5 game in my free time and eventually uploading it to Newgrounds if it I think it's good enough. I'm just not sure if the motivation to do it will last. Whenever I start a personal project like that it starts off well and then my interest just gradually dwindles and I rarely seem to see things through. I think it's usually because more important work takes priority and leaves me a little demotivated when it comes to doing more work in my free time. Who knows though. I'd like to make a submission to Newgrounds some day. Been using this site since 2007 and I've not contributed anything creative at all.

The sun also appeared for the first time in a while yesterday. I tried to make the most of it by going for a walk in the woods with my dog. Below is a photo that I took when out on the walk and it's amazing for me to think that it was actually taken in Scotland. It looks so foreign to me. It looks... really nice.

May - An End of an Era Month


Must be a relief to have that over with. I'm on my... fifth year, reading stray courses, figuring out how to spend the rest of my life. Good luck with HTML five and stuff.

That forest looks fundamentally abused and slowly dying to me, but pictures never do manage to really capture reality! Btw, no Pico Day recap?

The forest is generally pretty healthy, I just took a photo of that spot because it looked all dry, dying and hot. The wind blew over a bunch of trees a few months back, hence why some are fallen over.

Wouldn't I have had to been at Pico Day to do a recap?


So you weren't there! Any idea who the guy I stamped your name on really is: <a href="http://www.newgrounds.com/dump/item/6f23d50a9e03c173de6045e6ff9181cf">http://www.newgrounds.com/dump/item/6f23d50a9e 03c173de6045e6ff9181cf</a>

I think that guys actual name is Dean, but I don't know his username. A lot of people have been confusing me with whoever that is. Does he really look so much like me?

Similar haircut. :) I guess name has a big impact though, naturally you assume Dean = Dean.

He's an imposter I tell you!