I graduated from Georgia Tech with a Chemical Engineering degree and a job. (just a heads up, this is going to be picture heavy and probably ramble on) Since then:
I worked at Target to make money so I could take a European vacation. A high school friend and I went to Le Mans in 2013. Before Le Mans we went to the 2013 12 hours of Sebring.
Not much happened between March and June, other than working at Target. That job sucked, it really did. However it did pay for me to take a trip to Europe. While in Europe me and one of my friends rented a Mercedes and put 2000 km on it. We also visited a few places.
Oh, we also drove around the ring.
We also went to the 24 hour of Le Mans, and slept in our car since we couldn’t find other accommodation.
After Le Mans I had a couple more months it was time to start my job. I was in Houston for 2 weeks for on-boarding, then it was onto my district in Alice Texas to begin my career as a frac field engineer.
The in November I tried to buy an M3.
Yeah, that didn’t happen. So it was back to frac for the mean time.
The in April I flew out for two months in Tyumen Russia, which is in Siberia. Eastern Siberia, but it’s still Siberia.
I had a great time and made some great friends. I still talk to a couple of them. Saw some cars as well.
I passed the class, and dressed appropriately for the last day.
After this I moved to Corpus Christi, and guess what. More frac.
Later in July 2014, I finally got something I wanted for over 10 years; an M3.
The rest of 2014 was just a whole lot more frac, oh I also worked Christmas.
I had two weeks of vacation after that, which I spent at home.
Back in Texas and more frac, oh and my car needed some work so I took it to BMW where the question I was asked when getting a loaner was “do you want the manual loaner?” Uh yeah, give me that.
Between January and June, it was just a whole lot of frac and some drinking on days off. It also rained a lot in Texas that spring.
My days off lined up with Easter that year, so I bought a flight and flew home on Saturday.
Next came a second school in June 2015 in Tulsa Oklahoma. I spent six weeks there. Where my M3 broke.
I did pass the school, but whereas I had a good time in Russia, I hated the school there. This picture summarizes my feelings pretty well.
After the school, it was back to frac. Good news, I paid off my M3.
There are no pictures for this next part. Basically I got furloughed for three weeks and fucked up the one friendship in Texas that meant anything to me. To go any further on that subject is too personal, and as much as south Texas gossiped, I’m glad she kept it between us. Yeah, she was also a field engineer.
Anyways, while on furlough, I bought my second BMW, a 128i. I never said I was smart.
The same weekend I moved to San Antonio, but before I left Corpus, I had to leave my mark. I was parked in a covered spot while I was loading my car and since I didn’t move in, they were about to tow it. So I freaked out and wasn’t paying attention, and slammed my M3 into my garage wall.
It did get fixed, they also did a good job.
When I returned to work after my furlough, it was more frac.
And more frac, unless coiled tubing was on location.
It was more frac, until I got laid off.
Had a trip planned to Los Angles before I got laid off, I just extended it.
Once I got back it was time for a trip home in the 1.
Spent a month there, then I drove back to San Antonio and then sold my car. Then in July I had two phone calls from companies that wanted to interview me in the southeast, so I packed up my apartment then loaded up the M3 and drove back to GA.
I didn’t get either job, but i was now back in Georgia until it was time to get my stuff.
Sadly, I didn’t get a job before I my lease ran out in San Antonio, so it was time to initiate my backup plan, store all my stuff in GA. So me and a friend drove out to San Antonio in a rental and loaded all my stuff up and drove back to GA.
Since then I’ve been at home, where is when we get today. Today, exactly 4 years after I finished college, I have an interview for a job as a Process Engineer. Unlike other interviews, I’m much better prepared. The phone interview ended with, when are you available for an interview as opposed to we’ll get back to you.
I need this, I’m not going to fuck this one up, wish me luck.