May 1, 2017
So this is my first time every doing something like this.
I'm creating this blog for...   well for a lot of things actually and I haven't decided what exactly they are going to be, but I have a general idea.
Now, the reason I am creating this blog is because I'm surronded by people who have achieved so much and I'm insanely jealous of them. I know so many people who have gone to the US, landed amazing jobs there, that pay incredibly well and everytime they come back to Waterloo, they're always so sad saying how they miss the warm weather in the US and I just stand there thinking, "Wow, way to rub it in".
I always thought to myself, "You know, I'll get there someday, just need to keep going at it" and then 3 years pass and nothing changes. that's when I realized that my idea of working hard was weak compared to everyone elses and that I actually needed to do something outside of school to get noticed. So then I remembered how I knew this one guy that got his post-doc through his blog, and then how another guy was able to land a job in california through his blog and how another one landed a research position in new york also with his blog, and that's when I thought, "...   I should probably start a blog".
So here I am with my shiny new blog, I even had to learn html and css the past couple days just to create this and I just figured out what I'm going to write about while typing this up...   well sort of.
This blog is going to be about the progress I make with side-projects, new things I learn outside of class, any events that I attend related to coding and such, and maybe occasionaly, life topics.