Sunday, May 17, 2009

Building your own house!

Have you ever thought about building your own house?

Think about it.... When most young couples buy a house they finance it for many many years, they will be paying for their house almost until the day they retire. Most house payments around the Southeast are in the $1000 a month range. Also, the first ten years of payments on a house are generally just enough to pay the interest off, so until the eleventh year people are just now paying for the actual house! It's so difficult to imagine, but it's true.

I have putting alot of thought into building my own house one day. There are alot of different things that I want my house to be.
-energy efficient- solar panels, excellent insullation, lots of natural light, LED light fixtures, and many more "green" things
-designed with future additions to the house in mind
-modern looking

I love the thought of not having a house payment every month, have low or no utility bills, the satisfaction of building my own house. I am a carpenter and I am capapble of building a house on my own right now. But like most people, money is a current issue but things can be done about that!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Becoming a Personal Trainer?

I am a bit of a health nut, I like reading about nutrition and exercise and I think I know a good bit more than the average man about fitness. Whenever my friends and family bring up exercising or loosing weight, I always end up explaining my understanding of it all. Whether I am right or a little bit wrong, I enjoy talking about the subect. I also love to work out and stay in shape, looking good is just a perk.

I went to college to major in business and I lost the my motivation so I dropped out and began doing odds and ends. I think all the tme what I want to do with my life, as a career. People ask me if I plan on going back to college and I always so probably not unless I can study something I am interested in. Fitness and exercise is something I am interested in and a subject that I would enjoy studying. I actually study it often on my own accord, reading books and reading on the internet about fitness and nutrition.

The other day I was talking with my mother and she was asking me to help her get on a diet and exercise program (she asks often but never goes through with it). Somehow she or my sister said something like "Why don't you be a personal trainer for a living?" My mind lit up! So then I explained how I have talked about doing that if I ever did go back to college and my mother thought it was a good idea.

So now I am looking into getting a personal trainer certification and going back to college and studying Exercise Science. If I do go through with it, I believe it would be something I would enjoy doing. Besides, if I didn't enjoy it, it wouldn't be hard to get out of it and into something else if a better opportunity came along.