Is there still time to hop on Secret Santa?
It's been a ... transitiony year for me. I was laid off last November, in poor health and a great deal of pain, and spent 3/4 of this year recovering. (I was fortunate to be covered by unemployement.) It was for the best in so many ways, but the result of dropping a ton of stress has had intensely positive physical and mental result. I kind of hibernated 2015. The time I allowed myself to heal has proven to be what I've needed, probably for awhile.
In September I was fully grant funded to return to college for additional training! At the end of my first term I have all A's and a great chance of continuing to receive funding for the near future. It was the best move I could make for myself. That's pretty much all I've been doing for the rest of the year.
It's been a rough Buffista year. Losing people I've know for nearly half of my life is quite devastating. But I am grateful for all the ways I've gotten to reconnect with folks this year and feel the love shared here. Thanks for being a place I can come home to.
What are you (re?)training for, SA? That sounds great!
Accounting! It's what I've been doing for the last few years, but with all my education in the humanities I skipped, you know, math. Business. More math. Excel! I'm doing pre-reqs for about a year, and then the goal would be to transfer to the local uni and either complete a certificate, or more pre-reqs for an MS.
I was worried at the beginning that I was going to be bored, covering stuff I already did. But I never took math in high school or college (apart from one very sad trigonometry class). Turns out, as I discovered nearly two years ago, that I experience a substantial learning disability in math. So I avoided it because I couldn't comprehend it, further provoking the diminished capacity to learn. And it didn't get caught effectively when I was a minor.
Now tho, I have Accommodations. And Services. Let me tell you about how in love with the testing center I am, the testing center with its individual rooms and soundproofing.
Also! ::tacklehug:: meara! I love you! I miss you! Oh baby, oh baby.
It's good to see your font around here again, SA. I'm glad it's been a good, healing year for you.
That's wonderful to read, SA.
Thanks for sharing some good news, SA. I'm glad things are going so well for you!
SA, good to see things coming together for you. DH and I have our BS degrees in Accounting.
SA! It's good to see you posting, and it is good to hear that things are turning around for you. I'm sorry it took an illness to make that happen.
At this point I don't just hope they find a cure for cancer, I hope the cure involves somehow removing each individual cancer cell and making it die screaming as it withers away over a span of months.