So yes, lately I’ve been having this bad habit of just disappearing. Blame it on the upcoming State of the Nation Address, or school, or the toxic mix of both. This week has been trying and difficult but when I look at how I am surrounded by absolutely hardworking people, I start to count my blessings.
Wednesday afternoon I was sitting on a bench in school waiting for class, and I was thinking about school stuff and work stuff and how, more than halfway into this term, I still feel so out of my depth in this other class (where the teacher goes, You don’t have to know how to do this, you’ll have accountants for this, but then I have to do it anyway in class and 60% of the time I’m just waiting for someone to figure out the seatwork and speak up and if you know me, this is not me. I finish seatwork. On a scale of 1 to Joffrey Baratheon, how hard do I loathe Accounting? Mountain Clegane levels, post-Oberyn Martell, that’s how. tl;dr It sucks.)
So yes, I was sitting there thinking, God this is exhausting. Monday I had to line up for two hours for a mandatory physical exam that’s a new requirement for enrolment, and all the while I was thinking Why am I even doing this? And then, as a sort of cocky retort to the Universe, I was like, Okay then Universe, if this is going as planned, just holler, okay? Because I am feeling a bit lost.
Wednesday night was rainy, and I was worried that the reporter for that night wasn’t going to make it, because I was the next reporter and I was not ready, but then she came in half an hour late, but you know what she still finished well before 8, and our professor was like, Okay, let’s watch The Secret til 8:30 and that’s that.
The Secret. Okay. Better than asking me to report next, right? Right. So I sat there and then Mike Dooley (a.k.a. The Universe) comes on and I was like, Okay, Universe. That was pretty heavy-handed, but I think I hear you loud and clear.
That night the traffic was so heavy, and I was thankful to have been in the company of classmates, who let me join them for dinner and drinks and then saw me home. We talked about how nothing’s a coincidence, about how everything is mapped out, and god, I thought, This is why I went back to school.
Fuck Accounting, right? I went back to school to learn from people, and here I am.
Anyway – my girlfriend is joining the Big Blog Exchange this year. You can check out Andrea’s blog here and vote for her here.