Yes

I bet on myself and I succeeded.

It feels good.

When I went to Memphis I was in the middle of compliance. If you are in finance or Healthcare you feel my pain. Auditing, compliance, or security operations examination can be excruciating if you run a team. I work in FINTECH (financial technical industry) and it can be hell.

Today I made the deadline.

The deadline was today.

That was closer than I anticipated…

This scotch smells like victory.

-OM

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Memory eternal

Quick trip to M town for the funeral. It was definitely a sad one, but it was also good to see all my friends from Jackson I haven’t seen in a long time.

It’s a stark reminder of how old my friends and I are getting, and how old our parents are.

It’s never easy when someone passes. It’s very hard when it is your best friend’s mom.

Jason

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Relic

Look at this treasure I found in my old Pre AP English book! This was from the 11th grade, so about 20 years ago!!!

Good to know my handwriting is still awful. A teacher called it chicken scratch once.

If you are wondering why it was called pre AP, we had that level for juniors before going into AP class your senior year and hopefully passing the test which would grant you roughly around 3 hours of college credit. My eleventh grade teacher at the time wasn’t my biggest fan and I remember her telling me to find other hobbies other than writing. I just wasn’t that good to her.

I went on to pass that AP test with a 4 and got my 3 hours so I didn’t have to sit through boring 101 English in college. I’m not sure if that’s how it is done still.

Anyways, cool find. Boy I drifted off on that one…

-OM

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