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I'm taking online classes through University of Phoenix. I'm aiming for a degree in programming. Umi talked me into it, when I was rejected for food stamps earlier in the week. And OH it feels so much better to try to pick myself up and brush myself off than to beg for help from unsympathetic jerks who don't understand the living situation I'm in right now. (It was humiliating enough asking for charity from the government, admitting I'm powerless and begging for help. It was BEYOND humiliating to then be rejected.)

Okay, truth be told I'm terrified of this decision. I'm putting myself in debt up to my eyebrows and there's no guarantee I'll get a computer job better than a phone tech support job in the end. I've seen others go through it, and it's scary competitive right now. But, it's better than sitting around and doing nothing more productive with my life than playing WoW. (Okay, raising Anakin is productive, but it's nothing more than what every other parent in the world does. It can't be my sole defining value. What sort of example is that to him, especially at his age?)

I was worried that my family wouldn't be supportive, but so far they're more excited than I am. (That's pretty damn excited, by the way. But, they're not going to be paying back my student loans, so...) They see that I'm doing something with my life, and no longer exchanging power for security. They see I want to better myself. The only negative thing I've heard is "University of Phoenix is a little overpriced..." but that's it. And it was half-hearted.

I'm finally taking responsibility for myself again, after all these years. It's a scary, but necessary step in not being a waste of space. If anyone's got some spare luck to send my way, I would appreciate it!
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So, I've had an eye infection for, uh, longer than I should. (I'm stubborn and scared of doctors and have no insurance, shush.) It spread from my blind eye to my good eye, and day before yesterday it started munching on my ear. And so, after much "I don't want to be a bother to anyone" I finally agreed to let my dad take me to a doctor and pay for the visit and the prescriptions.

Also, in the last few days, it started to effect my eyesight. I thought at first it was just eye goop from the infection getting in the way, but it's more than that. So, I haven't read my friends list, or much of anything, in the last three or four days. The subtitles on Kyou Kara Maou are big enough that I've been curled up around my laptop watching that, but that's about the extent of it.

I should be better in a few days. I don't know if my stupidity/fear will have any lasting and lingering repercussions, but we'll see. (Honestly, scared about this. WITH my glasses on, I could make out the third line of the eye chart. Barely. It's that bad. And I don't want that to be permanent.)

There's a LOT more going on. I can't begin to go into it all, seriously. But, you guys don't read my LJ to listen to me whine about RL crap anyway... haha

Checking this over for spelling mistakes/typos is getting a little irritating on my eye, so I'm stopping now. Just...I'm on antibiotics, the doctor wasn't scary OR condescending for a change, and I should be better in a few days, if anyone was worried.
tamchronin: (I am a leaf on the wind - Firefly)
So, I've had an eye infection for, uh, longer than I should. (I'm stubborn and scared of doctors and have no insurance, shush.) It spread from my blind eye to my good eye, and day before yesterday it started munching on my ear. And so, after much "I don't want to be a bother to anyone" I finally agreed to let my dad take me to a doctor and pay for the visit and the prescriptions.

Also, in the last few days, it started to effect my eyesight. I thought at first it was just eye goop from the infection getting in the way, but it's more than that. So, I haven't read my friends list, or much of anything, in the last three or four days. The subtitles on Kyou Kara Maou are big enough that I've been curled up around my laptop watching that, but that's about the extent of it.

I should be better in a few days. I don't know if my stupidity/fear will have any lasting and lingering repercussions, but we'll see. (Honestly, scared about this. WITH my glasses on, I could make out the third line of the eye chart. Barely. It's that bad. And I don't want that to be permanent.)

There's a LOT more going on. I can't begin to go into it all, seriously. But, you guys don't read my LJ to listen to me whine about RL crap anyway... haha

Checking this over for spelling mistakes/typos is getting a little irritating on my eye, so I'm stopping now. Just...I'm on antibiotics, the doctor wasn't scary OR condescending for a change, and I should be better in a few days, if anyone was worried.
tamchronin: (Inara)
I posted about us moving a while back, but I want to get my ducks in a row. If you're someone I trust with my address, I want to make sure you know where I am! I'm posting it under a filter. If you need to be on that filter/had my address before, let me know. Things are finally evened out and not so insane. ^_^

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