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It's an interesting approach, but don't you get tired extremely fast after getting home from work? What time do you got to bed?

 

I got to bed about 930-1000pm at the latest. I arrive home at about 6-630pm so I get about 2 hours of time to do what I like.

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Well, I got fired today in the most eloquent way possible. My department isn't closing but moving to another venue. It's 225 kilometers away. I'm free to move with them or I can choose not to. The latter meaning they have to find something else for me and if that's unsuccessful I'm out. Problem is, everything in a 100 kilometer radius is moving as well so there aren't a lot of options. Plus, I'm not the only one needing a new job within the company. It sucks, but shit happens. Luckily for me they have to pay me for a long time, even with me sitting at home. I've got full income for at least 2 years. Long live benefits!

 

The downside is that I just sold my house with a substantial loss and I'm currently homeless. I live with my in-laws and we've already found a place to rent but it's expensive. I don't know how to explain it in English but due to the law here we are not eligible for houses with cheap rent and have to depend on landlords (meaning high prices). Seeing my situation that is far from ideal. However, I'm still going to take the house because everything I own is currently in storage (where it can't remain for long) and I had to leave my 4 cats (who currently live in a bench at my father's place). That shit breaks my heart and they need a home. So we'll rent this expensive Fortress of Solitude (which is a fucking amazing place btw) for a short period of time so we can be with the cats, secure our stuff, have a breather and rethink our next moves. Exiting times ahead!

 

This was one exhausting month and shit is about to get worse. Today, people who also got fired were crying and walking out. The place is like a funeral 8 hours a day. Not a lot of fun to be at. Plus a lot of insecurity about what's going to happen. I don't care though. I haven't been happy there for years but I sold my soul for the money. Now I'm forced to find something else which will hopefully make me a lot happier even if it's for less money. It's going to be tight but that will only make me more aware of our spending's and force me to better handle money. Even if I have to take a shitty job it feels liberating to finally be free. Because you know, there's no good news or bad news, there's just news. It's up to us how we wish to handle it. I know I've had a lot of huge set backs in a short amount of time but fuck that, Sprony's build to last.

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I'm always amazed by your infinite wisdom Sprony. You're a truly source of inspiration when you're not on the EOT. I had bad times these last few weeks, and still, and several times I told myself: "Wait. What would Sprony do? He would face the problems, kick their ass and keep the head up." So I did.

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You're a truly source of inspiration when you're not on the EOT. 

 

lol

 

Good to hear you will be moving back with the cats man I can't imagine having to let my cats live with someone else for a long time :(

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Sprony dude, the best part is that you are looking always at the bright side of shit - not only dark ! Which is what making you so powerful, you can get through any kind of shit - and you WILL ! You know a lot about gamedev, why don't you try to find some work there ? Even if not as a dev, but maybe PR/Marketing or some community shit ? You would be great for that ! Good luck bro !

As for my ? Story of my life - NO woman NO cry, and there is a lot of fucking cry now . . . .

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I got brought onto this indie gig and signed a contract to do said things and have said things happen. I ended up not getting paid when it was said to happen, and that voided the contract so I had to end up burrowing money from my family while legal action is taken with all that shit and overall it was real dramatic. It was relieving though to know I have such a great family who supports and believes in me. My good friend who has been in the industry longer than me was explaining to me that its becoming less uncommon for these indie shits to just screw people over and its sad. 

Anyway in regards to you Sprony, you're a genuine person, as far as someone like I can tell over the internet, so I have good faith itll work out for you, and you'll find that job that makes you happy in your core, and in the end thats what matters more, not how much money you have, at least in my opinion. 

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Sorry to hear Sprony, but in a way you're so much better off. I remember you mentioning you hated your job anyway, so it's a good thing you're out and getting the benefits you are. You will pull through though, a) because you're fucking Sprony, and b) because you have the best approach towards these big life changing moments I've seen.

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I got brought onto this indie gig and signed a contract to do said things and have said things happen. I ended up not getting paid when it was said to happen, and that voided the contract so I had to end up burrowing money from my family while legal action is taken with all that shit and overall it was real dramatic. It was relieving though to know I have such a great family who supports and believes in me. My good friend who has been in the industry longer than me was explaining to me that its becoming less uncommon for these indie shits to just screw people over and its sad. 

Anyway in regards to you Sprony, you're a genuine person, as far as someone like I can tell over the internet, so I have good faith itll work out for you, and you'll find that job that makes you happy in your core, and in the end thats what matters more, not how much money you have, at least in my opinion. 

 

 

Yeah you gotta watch out for that. I was once left homeless after a company I worked for screwed me out of about 7000$

 

Basically don't let the amount they owe you to accumulate. Make sure there are regular payments. I trusted them for 2 months when they said they were getting the money together. My fault for trusting them. 

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So I decided to start waking up between 4 and 5am every day and do all the chores and studying I try to do after work, before work. The result is I actually get it done because I often feel sleepy and procrastinate on days when I try to do chores and study after work. My Japanese is finally starting to not suck.

 

I also hike 6km to work early and try to leave at 5pm every day with an extra 30 min break to read. I really like the environment at work so I don't mind staying longer and doing my reading and studying there. I still work 8 hours but I break it up more with activities and lunch. Plus they have free coffee and food. 

 

Anyways I just hit 4 weeks of keeping it up. I feel way better already. The best part is when I get home from work, since I already have all my chores done, I can play video games without feeling as guilty that I have to do life stuff. It's a lot easier to enjoy gaming when you know you dont have a bunch of adult responsibilities you still haven't performed. I've been playing more video games lately than I have in the last 5-6 years.

 

I do worry about keeping it up though. I've managed to have burst phases in the past where I do good for a week or so but then degrade into a more procrastination prone style of living. The fact I've managed to keep it up for 4 weeks is promising. I hope I can keep it going.

 

Anyways another great thing about getting up so early and going to work early is seeing the sunrise on the bridge every day. Here's how it looked today. 

 

 

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Geez that post just made me want to reorganize my life a little bit. I'll try but... I'll try lol.

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Wow Alex, impressive commitment! Wish you the best in keeping it up.

I used to get up at 6am for a morning run and I know how good that was. And as romantic as it sounds, seeing the sun coming up really does make you feel better!

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Shit, sorry man. Wish you find a solution soon enough. As other mentioned, we know you weren't happy in that workplace so it might just work better for you!

All the best, keep it strong!

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Thanks for all the support and suggestions guys! I'll keep you all posted on further developments. It feels good to have the Core to back me up in times like these!

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Should be going to Freedom And Liberty Land in the beginning of May with trips to San Francisco and possibly Valve :)

 

Awesome dude. what you goin over there for, to meet the UWE guys?

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