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Aaron Horeth in writing!

Kimberly, Deliverer of Joy — July 24, 2015

Kimberly, Deliverer of Joy

It always makes me happy,
sometimes enough to tear up.
It’s so amazing.
I simply can’t explain the
amount of joy you give me.
Thank you for your smile.

Showing Off —

Showing Off

“Gain some weight asshole”
How do you think that makes me feel?
I can’t help that I’m skinny,
just as you can’t help being the size you are.
Are you telling me that, because I’m a male,
I’m required to be muscular?
Or, were you just showing off for your

Shaky Mantra — July 23, 2015

Shaky Mantra

“It’s OK, there’s nothing to be scared of.”
A shaky mantra, spoken ad nausea.
It never works. It only makes things worse.
When the environment bears down on you in
that oppressing form that induces panic…
Those silly words don’t do anything.

Spining —


Restriction, stuck in the thick mud.
The surroundings spin, the blur of the world.
The shakes start from the inside, as palpitations.
They work their way out from the core.
Air thins as the limbs grow weak from the lack of blood.
Everything catches up and takes it’s toll.

Influence —


The inner critic.
It’s always there…
Scorning you, pushing you into the mud.
It influences you, influencing the loathing.

You have to beat it down, it’s not worth
wasting your time listening to it.
Just as an unwelcome house guest,
push it out the door.

Inner Critic — July 22, 2015

Inner Critic

The inner critic can turn you against yourself.
It can draw you to the depths of inner conflict.
You suck…
You’re worthless…
Look at that drawing, it’s ugly…
But you can’t let those thoughts have precedence
over the good thoughts.
You can’t give those thoughts any power.
They are worthless and not worth your time.

Persuasion —
StackOverflow – My Last Option (always!) — October 23, 2014

StackOverflow – My Last Option (always!)

I am a programmer by trade, it’s what I went to school for. It’s what my day job consists of (I wish it were music)!

There are often times when I need help with a programming concept. I am still new to the industry, this is only my second job in the industry. Plus, everybody needs help some times (even if they wont admit it)!

Anyways, I use my coworkers for help a lot and they are pretty helpful and not that condescending (nobody likes that). I also use Google because there’s SO MUCH CONTENT out there.

Most of the time a Google search is sufficient. However, there are those times when I just can’t find anything, and my coworkers aren’t sure either.

When those cases arise, I have to use StackOverflow… THIS IS ALWAYS A LAST RESORT!

I never like using that site. I mean, you do get help most of the time and it’s usually helpful. However, in order to receive that help, you must go through a barrage of insults, that, by the end of the experience have left you a shattered soul. I always end up feeling pretty stupid after a StackOverflow quest.

It’s especially difficult if you’ve had problems with self esteem.

Anyways, when you’ve fallen down, defeated by the barrage of “Did you ask Google?”, “This is a repost”, “Why would anyone want to store a byte array in a string?! WHY?”, you have to pick yourself up and remember that you’re not a bad programmer.

You’ve just fallen victim to internet abuse!

Everyone deals with it and you can too!

I hope others find this inspiring and, if there are others out there who have experienced this, I feel like I would be able to relate!