An Unplanned Break…

A few months ago I suddenly stopped posting any blog posts for quite a while. This break wasn’t specifically planned, and I honestly was planning on getting right back to the semi-weekly schedule. However, as the spring semester continued I found myself more and more burnt out to the point that I couldn’t even think about trying to post content on here. Even so, I thought now would be a good time to attempt to address some updates in my personal life which I figured I’d take the time to share on here.

For starters, I made it through my first year of university!!

In hindsight, this doesn’t feel like a huge accomplishment, but gosh-dang-it, it sure is nice to be able to say that I have a year of college finally under my belt. Going back to college at 25 definitely doesn’t feel great, especially considering the fact that I could be all the way done with education had I gone to school at 17 or 18 like everyone else, but at the same time, I frikin’ did it ya’ll!! Plus I ended up with an accumulative GPA of over 3.5, which is not something I would’ve expected. I was always good at academic things, but I’ve been out of school for so long I really thought I was going to struggle with it more.

Now with that good news out of the way, let’s get to the more serious business: I’m transferring schools and moving to another state!

I know, sounds crazy, doesn’t it? Long story short, my wife has had to take on a lot more of a workload since my decision to go back to school, and after discussing it, we decided that it’d be easier for her to be closer to her family, so we’re moving back to Illinois. I’m definitely sad to be leaving South Dakota and the School of Mines where I’ve been attending, but it’ll also be nice to have a change of scenery and hopefully an easier workload with school. My current plan is to finish out my next two years worth of college at a community college before transferring to a 4-year institute in order to finish out my Physics degree. While it’s inconvenient to be taking classes at so many different institutions, it should end up saving my money in the long run and it’ll be a good opportunity to get all my math and gen-ed requirements taken care of so I can focus on studying Physics for my last few semesters.

So yeah, that pretty much sums up what’s going on with me. I’m excited to be done with my first year of school and I’m stoked that it went so well, but I’m dreading the process of moving and I’m sad to leave all the connections I’ve made at Mines. It’s a lot of mixed feelings but I’m still moving forward with my life and education as best as I can while also maintaining familial life and attempting to make content here and on YouTube.

Speaking of content, I’m planning on returning to my previous schedule of two blogposts per week as well as weekly YouTube videos… maybe.

I really want to create YouTube videos on a regular basis but I also want to create higher quality content more often which means it’d honestly be better to upload less frequently in order to actually create videos that I’m proud of. I’ve really liked doing the weekly short essay videos, but I really feel like I need more time to work on the bigger video projects I’ve got in the works, so I’ll be working to figure out how best to go about creating new video content while also maintaining everyday life.

Anyhoo, I hope you all are doing well. If you’re curious to follow along with my journey as I completely relocate my life to another state while also pursuing a science career you can sign up for email updates from this blog. At this point I’ve basically completely given up Twitter, so right here is pretty much the only reliable place to keep up with me.

~Vinnie H.

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