With 2013 almost over it’s about time to reflect on everything that’s happened in the last 365 days or so. I’ve had a busy year. Most people say that but compared to my previous years this one takes the cake.
- I changed from full-time to part-time at work
- I started at Cleveland Chiropractic College to finish up my undergrad work
- It snowed… a LOT (cleaning up feet upon feet of snow alone sucks)
- I was snowed in at work so patients would have the care they deserve
- I had a birthday (duh)
- I was accepted into the doctorate program
- I left my job completely to start school full time
- I put two dogs down for serious health reasons just a few weeks apart
- I filed for divorce (which wasn’t exactly smooth)
- I lost two dogs in the split (still have my little cuddle buddy though)
- I lost a best friend that had been by my side for years
- I’ve learned how hard it is to take care of a house completely alone (although it’s not changed that much)
- I’ve started the doctorate program at Cleveland University Kansas City (they got university status in January)
- I’ve made numerous new friends
- I’ve had more than a few first dates
- I’ve found a new best friend and confidant
- I’ve learned that I’m not as strong as people believe I am but I’m stronger than I think
- I’ve been able to check several items off of my bucket list
- I’ve learned that I like quiet
Overall I think that it’s been a very good year. Lots of changes but change is good. Being able to adapt to those changes is better. I’m stronger for everything that I’ve experienced and as much as I’d like to say that I would rather have had a quiet year I wouldn’t change it for anything. I finally look forward to the future and welcome it and all that it brings.
It is officially midterm at school. Well at least it is for my fellow undergrads. I am half finished with organic chemistry 1 and general chemistry 2. We only have four more weeks of 24 hour studying. This much schoolwork plus working part time (more on that momentarily) leaves most of us in a rather fun state of sleep deprivation. Everything is funny to us. So when I came across this comic I laughed till I snorted and laughed some more.
I have received my first part time paycheck. Between the fun new tax stuff Washington passed down, the new insurance issues (a whole different post), and the cut in hours I had no idea how much to expect so I couldn’t arrange a budget until the last minute. I am happy to report that things will be really tight but it is very doable. Nothing that we can’t do. Ok we can’t “do” things like cruises but I’m telling myself that it isn’t because of funding but time issues. Yah. That makes it much better.
So back to classes. I love my new friends. Initially I walked in and it was obvious that almost everyone there was already very well acquainted and had quite a family atmosphere. That’s what you get at a small private school. When I say that it didn’t take long to feel like a part of the group I’m talking about by the end of the first day I felt like I belonged and was being included in things. A rare and beautiful atmosphere. It definitely makes it easier when everyone you come into contact with genuinely wants to help you. Especially when you think about how difficult these classes are but I’d be worried about seeing a chiropractor that had easy classes. They are anything but easy. Yet somehow I’m pulling a B in both classes. I’ll take it!
Ok off to study.
With the Holiday on Monday today would be the second of the four day work week. 16 hours of work. Yah. It’s been a challenge without a doubt. Some inspiration to make it through the next two days is definitely needed.
Happy birthday Momma! I love you! And just remember that your cubicle shaped hell isn’t for much longer!!!
With the holiday last week I was able to get off from work for five whole days. It was a fluke really but I will take it. Now the only problem (other than not remembering what real shoes feel like) is not wanting to go back. It emphasizes how much I would like to win the lottery. Not even a record-setting payout. I’m only asking for the kind that will pay my living expenses till I die.