Cybersecurity

I sent my website to the person I interviewed, Stephen Cox. I chose him because I know him personally and he works in this field. In fact, he started as a software engineer but is now a manager at his company. I interviewed him for my paper so I thought it was fair to send this to him.

I figured the best way to present my information was through a google site because it is similar to a website where you would find the majority of the information used. I just overall like the format of the google sites for my cybersecurity research. It is the easiest way to get my papers point across in a simple format that is easy to read and understand.

I improved my paper by doing more research and adding extra information into it. I found an article that gave me information to add a new paragraph and improve another. I also restructured my writing a little bit and tried to cut out irrelevant information that was off topic. I attempted to focus on one point a little more than my original paper. I decided it would be a good decision to fix up my diction and reread just about all of my paper.

 

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Halloween

Even though I am a little jealous of everyone else my age hanging out with their friends for Halloween, I enjoyed my time to myself. I was supposed to have some friends over, but they were unable to because of their parents. But that’s okay because I got to relax in bed and finish up some homework. I got bored so I decided I wanted to put some eyeliner on, because why not? It honestly just got even better when it started to rain. I absolutely love the rain. It’s so relaxing and calming to me. It makes me want to stay in bed and never leave.

Before coming home and enjoying my time. I went to the barn, since I get out of school after second block. I finally got to ride my horse after two weeks because he’s been having stomach problems. It made me happy. Then I had to teach for one class. Since it is Halloween I didn’t even have to teach. We just played games with the kids and had a good time.

Even though I would’ve preferred to have my friends over, it was an overall pretty good day. Having time to myself today got me thinking back to when I still went trick or treating with my brother and neighbors. They are good memories. I can still remember the majority of my costumes. The good old days when your parents had to check every single piece of candy to make sure it was safe for you to eat.

Work

It’s funny. I realize I overwork myself, yet I cannot stop. I work two jobs; I teach Taekwondo and I work at Adidas. I don’t even like teaching, I just do it to help out my “boss” because he is like family to me. While I love working at Adidas. It’s so much fun because my coworkers are so much fun. We will stand and talk for a few minutes then go right back to work, or we will work and talk. I’m fairly close with the majority of my coworkers. It doesn’t even matter if customers are rude or annoying to us, we just make fun of them. So honestly, the joke is on that customer because they give us stories about working in retail.

In November, I will be working at Adidas for a year and I have seen so many people come and go. It’s a little sad because I miss many of my old coworkers from when I started. Three months after I started we got a new SM (store manager) and so many people left because they didn’t like how he ran things. But it’s okay, I still talk to some of them and I have new coworkers that make my day. They can make me laugh and smile within seconds. I never have to worry about having a bad time at work.

Though there are many things I love about working there, my favorite manager is moving to Texas by the end of the year and I couldn’t be more sad. I have gotten so close with him over the course of one year. We get along so well. He would have come to my graduation, but he’s going to be gone by then and it sucks. Adidas will be different without him.

Time Flies

It feels like just yesterday that I was a kid, no worries, no care in the world. Now I’m a senior in high school about to graduate and start the next chapter in life. Sometimes it’s scary to think about how fast time has gone by. I wish I could go back. I already feel so grown up. Working every day on top of school and hobbies. It’s a lot to balance in my last year of high school.

I wish I could go back to when my biggest worry was who I was going to hang out with that day. Those were good times. I didn’t have to worry about making anyone but me happy. School was easy, I didn’t have to worry about college. I was genuinely happy.

I feel like I have too much on my plate to the point where I don’t really feel happy. I know what the problem is but I can’t seem to fix it because I am trying to please everyone at once. But I feel as though nothing I do is good enough. I am scared to go to college and grow up. I don’t know if I am going to like my major in college. I don’t want to have to change my major in college.

A positive to going to college is that I can bring my horse with me. Even though I am nervous to go away to college, I will at least have my horse there for me. I will have him for the next 25 years or so of my life, which makes it a little less scary to grow up.

Dream Come True

Wow. Where do I start? I’ve always been obsessed with horses my whole life. I have been horseback riding for a little over 6 years now. And this summer I was able to get my own horse, after 15 years of hoping for one. His name is Kekoa, which means “the brave one” in Hawaiian; although, we just call him Koa for short, which is a very nice Hawaiian wood. Ironically his name is not very suiting because he is scared of the smallest things even though he’s a big horse. My life has completely changed because of this, in a good way of course. I honestly never thought my parents would agree to buy me a horse because they would always shut me down when I tried. But, obviously, it worked out okay for me.

My parents bought me a horse for more reasons than one. They know how much I love horses as well and I will be bringing him to college with me. They also see it as a type of therapy for me, since I work a lot. Learning to train a horse is a good type of therapy. It’s very interesting to be able to handle an animal so much bigger than you when it doesn’t want to cooperate. Although it is very tiring, it’s a lot of fun for me.

I got lucky with my horse. He tries his best to do what I ask of him, but recently he’s been having some stomach and internal problems that have been interfering with this. The first month we had him, he was just being a brat and not listening because he is only five. Yesterday, we found out that he has an ulcer so I can only ride him bareback until he is feeling better. We’ve only had him for just about three months now and he has had quite a few problems with his health. Though he is a lot of work, I would never trade him for another horse.

Technology

I have a love hate relationship with technology. Sure it can be fun sometimes and a good time waster, but I find it very hard to use sometimes. I feel like a grandma, not knowing how to use it in certain situations. I struggle a lot when using technology, which is funny because in college my major involves technology.

I despise technology in school. I hate having to use my computer in almost every class. I prefer pencil and paper. What was wrong with learning the old school way? I hate staring at screens all day. It gives me a headache. I feel like it makes us take a step back in a way. I feel like I was smarter when I was younger, when we didn’t use technology that much.

Technology is even changing in regular jobs. For example, at Adidas there is a new way of scanning things when you check out. It’s called RFID. We won’t be using the scanners anymore once we start to use the RFID. I don’t like it at all. I prefer the normal way of doing things because I’m used to it.

I feel like technology is advancing too fast. That’s just my opinion. I’m more old school. Maybe it’s how I was raised, I’m not completely sure. It’s like I was born in the wrong time period. I wish I could go back and live in the late 1900s. I feel like I would fit in a little bit better there. I’ve always preferred to be outside doing something, rather than being stuck inside.

Organic Object

I woke the day we were supposed to bring an organic object to class and I realize I have forgotten to get one. I freak out, not knowing what to do, I ask my mom to go get me one because I had something to do that morning. I did not know what I was going to get, so it was a surprise. Something so plain and simple, yet mysterious, had become my chosen object. A pomegranate.

Heavy, smooth, yet rough. Something so boring compared to others. A pomegranate is not very exciting. It is very plain. There is not much to say about a pomegranate. They are not commonly used compared to a lime or a mango. However, this pomegranate gave me an odd feeling. Especially once it started to rot. It reminded me of fall. Then I went off to compare the rotting to fading memories. I felt as if I had something against this pomegranate, though it did not do me wrong. I wonder what would have been said if I was more positive to this pomegranate. I took a more displeasing tone when talking about this pomegranate. If only it was more interesting, I would have had better thoughts.

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