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Invisible Ink I really don’t have much to say lately. That’s not to say that things aren’t …
 
3 hrs ago / @neonite +
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Got my new do today, and am feeling fierce. Had an allergic reaction to something that caused me …
 
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Human Factors

*Posted from my phone so excuse errors*

 

Slowly over the past couple of,months during my job search I have found myself gravitating more and more towards possible career paths that excite me… more and more. So I'll find one thing that looks really great and then as I'm looking into that I find something else that is even better and slowly through these little steps and bits of prior knowledge of myself and my abilities and interests I'm moving towards ideas for the future that are pretty exciting. 

 

It would be almost impossible to track exactly the path I've taken but most recently I've been pretty passionate for the past few weeks about trying to rev up for a career in market research. It seems great! But then through that somehow, I came back to the idea of human factors. Well, that and a book I got at the library about careers for your personality. I saw a Human Factors job listed a long time ago and laughed at it because the title seemed silly to me. 

 

But now I've come back to it, after being pretty enthusiastic about market research and even some looking into usability testing and UX research and analytics and design. 

 

I like things to matter. I like things to make an impact in a way that I feel is relevant and real and tangible and observable. That's what drew me to market research and UX. 

 

But now… human factors engineering. This is like… taking that to a whole new level. You do the research, you do the collaboration, you get a really sciencey aspect, and the goal is in the end to have this improvement that can help people in so many ways. 

 

It's so inspiring. It's so exciting. There's actually degrees you can get in this. And a career path. So many of the jobs I've been looking into have no super clear career path. Which would be fine but I don't wanna waste any more of my time. I'm ready to throw myself into something that I'm passionate about and I don't wanna be floating around bumping around Willy nilly. 

 

So anyway. I've been on this research and analytics gear for a while but I'm switching gears now I think up to HF engineering. 

 

As I'm reading more and more about this field… I almost can't believe it exists. I mean, I can because it's obviously so applicable and important but I mean I can't because it seems so perfect for me. I'm a systems person. I'm an efficiency person. I'm a safety person. I'm a “how can I improve this” person. And IM GOOD AT IT. I'm good at figuring that stuff out and making things work. I already kind of knew this about myself but if there is anything my current jib has taught me about myself for sure is that I have a real knack for seeing how to get something physical or mechanical done well or better. It seems like stupid little shit sometimes but coworkers have thanked me multiple times for how my input had helped make their lives easier. So I think this is something that not only interests me but also that I think I would be really successful at. 

 

:)

 

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Today i was sending original song clips back and forth with a friend and then i realized ive never sang or p…
 
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yesterday / @cas +
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3 days ago / @freakofnature +
What the gatos?!

Life is WEIRD. Just plain out weird. I don’t even.. just everything changed today. I woke up next to a beautiful Christian boy and found two emails regarding interviews :) Okay so teeeechnically, the change was developing over the weekend because I applied to hellaaa places lmao But also I met this boy’s parents and grandparents on Saturday then went to church with him, his sister, and their cousin on Sunday. You guys have totally read about him before. I just don’t want to jinx it so let’s just keep it mystical and mysterious :)

 

I must come off as neurotic because of how unstable (emotionally but especially financially lololol) I have been but y’all like, c’mon, after the last 5 months? My heart has been so tired of the chaos! I’ve been trying to pull myself away from it all and the process just happened to be a traumatizing roller coaster ride (aka literally almost dying) and yo, that is okay. Like, my rough draft of a life is better than an empty page. I think so anyways.

 

 
yesterday / @freakofnature +
Mountain Today has been very up and down emotionally, so I’m just going to focus on the up and ignore t…
 
yesterday / @neonite +
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the unplug program today i logged off fetlife. i'm not deactivating, or anything. my profile says, &…
 
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3 days ago / @hauntedwhisper +
Not complaining about how miserable I am

I had a dream last night that was in the same vein as the Hunger Games. Basically groups of several teenagers (of which I am no longer one) compete against each other for a grand prize and along the way their are eliminations or sometimes the games are dangerous and people die. There was also some rule in which people could be eliminated by being shot by a nerf gun. I remember going through a couple of competitions where our team won and someone from another team died.

 

After that the other team tried really hard to show us up, and didn’t always succeed. Meanwhile I was starting a romance with a girl from another team, although it turned out that we had met before and once she remembered that she remembered that she didn’t like me. Eventually I over heard a plan from the team of boys who lost someone to basically try to kill my entire team. Once I over heard this I ended up starting a nerf shoot-out which pitted me against pretty much everyone from every other team.

 

I ended up winning with a little bit of help. And because I had eliminated so many people I triggered the finale. Where the host told us we would win money. I asked if there was some kind of catch and he said that the only one was that someone would be picked to find new groups of kids to enter into the next version of the games. I don’t exactly remember how, but something went wrong and people were getting injured or killed. I managed to escape with the girl I had a romance with, and one of the boys from the rival team who tried to kill my team. I then went back for others.

 

Then there was a time skip and the building that we were held in had been re-purposed into some kind of museum. Me and the other survivors were going back I think several years later to remember the people who had died. And it was very surreal

 

 
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