Waiting for School

For a while now, I have been wanting to go back to school.

But, there is the issue of money, and paying for everything. I don’t haveĀ a job yet, so I don’t know exactly how I will go to school. Although, I think there is at least one person who is willing to help me out with that.

I am also thinking about applying for grants as well. I really, really want to go to school again, and I am willing to get grants if I need to, so I can go.

I am planning on doing a double major, in Hospitality/baking and Special Education. If either of those don’t work out, I will go for a photography degree.

For the first time every, I am truly excited to go to school. Which I don’t get, since I never liked school until I got to college.

I am planning to go to school, to straighten things out with the counseling restriction I have (which I have no idea why I have it in the first place), and to choose the classes I want to take.

I plan on teaching elementary school children, maybe 3rd grade. But I will teach any grade if necessary.

With baking, I plan on working at an already established bakery, and possibly open my own bakery someday.

So, hopefully this will work out for the spring. If not, I won’t be happy, but I will wait until the Fall to go back, but that would start to push it.

Well, that’s all for now. More to come later.

Social Sunday

1) 5 items you can’t live without on a daily basis (water,
food, shelter and clothes don’t count).
Music-it calms me down, relaxes me at
night.
My phone-It helps me connect with people who I don’t get to see very
often.
Computer-same as phone.
My journal-I can write what I can’t say out
loud, so I don’t have to be thinking about something all the time, to the point
where it stresses me out.
Books-I can go into a completely different world,
if I want to get away from mine for a while.

2)
All time favorite book? Why?
I don’t relly have a favorite book.
There are many books that I really like.

3) Something
you’d like to accomplish before the end of 2012?
Getting my driver’s license.
I’ve been wanting it for a long time, and I am really to go through the process
of getting it.

4) If you could go back and relive one
year of your life?
Hmmm….there isn’t really a year I want to
relive.

5) What do you wish people knew without you
having to tell them?
That it is difficult for me to speak up for myself, and
that I am well aware of how I look, and of myself. That I am a human being, just
like they are. I am not a freak, or stupid, or a creep.

This Past Week’s Goings-On

A few things happened this week. First, I dyed my hair an auburn color on Monday. It didn’t come out quite as I expected, but it’s not bad. I’ve never had my hair dyed before, so I had some apprehensions. But, I like it.

Thursday, I went to Walgreens to pick up pictures that I had ordered, and noticed that they had put out their Halloween stuff. So after I paid for my pictures, I went over to the Halloween aisle to see what they had.

I noticed that a section of the stuff was on clearance already, and they had just put the stuff out. I thought that was crazy, but it was nice. I bought some stuff for Halloween as well.

I also went to my church’s first crochet class. I have been a knitter for over a year, and have wanted to learn to crochet as well. So when the church was offering these classes, I signed up right away.

The first class went well. I seemed to pick it up pretty easily. I can’t wait to start making things, using crochet patterns. I am a crafty person, so I try to make things as often as I can. I can’t wait for the next class.

Friday, I volunteered at the library, delivering library materials for those who aren’t able to come to the library for whatever reason. I absolutely love what I am doing.

I get to see some great people, who have told me on several occasions that they appreciate what I am doing. It makes me feel good to know that I’m doing something good for others.

I am so thankful to have this opportunity. I’ve been volunteering since May, and I have come to love it.

Yesterday, I went to the Economy Shop with a friend. It is a resale shop that I love. They always have some great stuff, at great prices.

I got a couple skirts, a few tops, a popsicle mold, a lantern decoration thing, a thing of fabric, and some wrapping paper. I’m happy with everything I got. I hope I get to go to the next sale. I always love seeing what they have.

After the sale, I went to church with my dad. It was kind of hard to listen to the mass, because a couple kids were being noisy, but it wasn’t too bad. The mother of the children had recognized me from the crochet class, and said hi to me, which I thought was nice.

So, all-in-all, it was a pretty good week. I hope more things happen in the future, because I am bored a lot of the time.

There are a few things I’m planning on doing within the next few weeks. One is to get a haircut, which I really need.

Another thing is to go to school, to get things sorted out, so I can go back in the spring. I am going to continue with the hospitality degree I started, and I also want to add another degree as well. I am planning on also going for special education.

I want to be a special education teacher, because I myself have a disability, and can relate to others in some way. I also love children, so this would be good for me.

I am also hoping to go to the DMV soon, to get my permit. I had something come up, that made me lose interest in wanting to drive. But, now I am ready to get back into it. I want to get my license, so I can be more independent, and so I don’t have to wait for public transportation.

I am also going to start job hunting. Again. I don’t know how many times I’ve applied for jobs in the last couple of years. No one has contacted me about work. It has made me frustrated, and that makes me not want to keep going with looking for a job.

But, I will keep going anyway. I need a job, and soon.

Well, that’s all for now. More to come later.

Fill-in-the-Blank Friday

Happy Friday everyone!!

  1. Right now the weather where I live is cool but nice. It’s also sunny and almost cloudless. This is my favorite kind of weather.
  2. The best piece of advice I have ever been given is that I have what it takes to do the things I want to do, and that I shouldn’t be afraid to go for it.
  3. My most favorite person in the world is a guy friend who I have known since junior high (12 or 13 years!!). We have gotten together a ton over the years, and I feel comfortable being myself around him. Comfortable to be more outgoing. I am very thankful to have him in my life.
  4. If I were to have a mission statement for my life it would be Never give up, and never let anyone bring you down. Life is precious.
  5. My favorite item in my closet is this pretty black and white flowery dress I recently got at a yard sale. It fits me well, and I absolutely love it.
  6. The best cure for a bad day is a chat with a good friend, a comfortable book, music, and/or a comfortable bed. And my cats.
  7. Today is a beautiful day. I am so thankful to be alive today, and every day that I get after this.

Thankful Thursday

Today I am thankful for…

  • My church for the experiences they offer everyone. I am taking a crochet class at church, that starts today. I have been wanting to learn to crochet for a while, and this is perfect.
  • each day that I get to live. I get to experience new things every day.
  • Photography. I get to be creative, to express myself in a way that’s comfortable for me. And a way that I love. I am always looking for the perfect picture, in everyday life.
  • My cats. They help me feel better if I am down. They love me no matter what, and love to be with me. They are a joy to have in the family.
  • Parks. I can go there anytime and relax. I love to watch the animals enjoying them as well. I can bring a book, notebook and pen, or whatever I want to a park, and enjoy it.

Have a wonderful Thursday!

Never Forget

Today is the 11-year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. I can’t believe it’s been that long already.

Why does it have to take a tragedy like this to bring everyone together? People should have been kinder to others anyway.

I was a sophomore in high school when the attacks happened. I remember someone coming in to first period late, and saying that the first tower was struck.

During second period Spanish, my teacher went online to see if it was true, and found out that it was.

My 4/5 period math teacher let us watch the news during class, to find out what was going on. It was scary, and unreal to see the events unfolding.

I still can’t believe that people would stoop that low. I hope no more attacks happen here, or anywhere else. I hate seeing people suffer, and that I can’t do anything about it.

I will never forget the people who are suffering, and those who were lost on that awful day. And those who served, are currently serve, and will serve in the future.

It means a lot that they are willing to give up everything for their country, even though they don’t have to. I hate war, but something needs to be done to ensure that we are always free, and that no one else suffers like this again.

Always remember.

Letter to Pearl

Dear Pearl,

I found out about you through a friend’s blog. I just waanted to say that you are so beautiful.

Remember that you will always have people in your life that love you and will be there for you, no matter what. The biggest one of all is God. He created you the way you are, and that is beautiful.

Do not let the words and actions of mean people get you down. You are beautiful, amazing, awesome, and will always be.

I hope that you will have a wonderful and blessed life.

Love,

Diane G.