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9/12/2014 - 4:50something AM

I just found out that all my classes got dropped because of an issue with my financial aid. I should be tripping balls right now and worrying, but I’m not, and do you know why I’m not? Because I’m dropping out. Yep. You read that right. Why you ask? Because it’s the right thing to do.

"But Michael, you’re already in your third year and you only have two more years to go in your five year track!”.
Do you have any idea what can get done in two years? A LOT. A LOT CAN GET DONE IN TWO YEARS. I have been mentally checked out of college since Fall quarter, Freshman year of high school, and every second I spend in a classroom KILLS me. I love learning, but being forced to sit in a classroom and learning about things that don’t matter to me makes me want to go punch something. Also, so many professors I had in my college (Cal Poly Pomona) haven’t the slightest clue of what they are teaching about, and it bugs me.

"But Michael, without a college degree you won’t have anything to fall back on if your current plan doesn’t work and nobody wants to hire you!"

There’s a scene in the Dark Knight Rises where Bruce Wayne is in an underground prison after Bane beats him up. The only way out of that prison is by climbing the walls, and jumping a gnarly gap that no one (with the exception of one little girl) has ever cleared. Every time Bruce Wayne attempts the jump, he is wearing a safety rope so that he would not die if he were to fall. He fails every single time until he finally decides to jump without the rope. Without the rope, there is no safety, no backup plan, no other way. Bruce Wayne realizes that if he did not clear the gap, he would die, and that reality allowed him to clear the gap with pure willpower. I want to do the same. No safety nets.

My next step is to get into a Web Development Bootcamp called Hack Reactor so that I will have the knowledge to be able to bring my ideas to life. I ultimately want to benefit the human race via the web. I have been studying for awhile now, and I feel like I am ready for my interview on the 22nd of this month. Thank you Lord for giving me peace. Wish me luck.

I had the privilege of shooting Ellen & Nelson’s wedding last week. They’re such an awesome and down to earth couple, and I can’t wait to edit the photos to share with you all! For now, here are some highlights from our engagement session last October.

Blog is live!

I have finally finished styling my blog! I chose Tumblr as my blog’s backend because of its simplicity and awesomeness. I will be posting all my work on this Tumblr regarding photography, videography, webdev, animation, etc. If you haven’t checked out my website already, you should totally do so here.