Sunday, October 23, 2011

This is where the strings come in...

I find myself wanting to exclaim "Look at me!  Look how busy I am!" more and more lately.  I suppose it's because I feel a little guilty for being so incredibly not busy for so long, I want everyone to know that I've actually got things going on now that need my attention.  Perhaps it's because I'm a horribly vain person who desires the attention and approval of others.  Nah, of course not.  

Vanity happens to people of all shapes and sizes.
What used to be a place of work has now become (almost overnight) the foundation of my career in the healthcare field.  It's funny how I started out in the field completely by accident and have slowly worked my way up to a point where I can see this as a valid area to focus my efforts.  I've always told myself that I never really wanted a career, just a job would be quite enough, but now I find myself with 5 years of experience, 5 years of knowledge, and 0 years of any other skill set : )  Now, however, I actually enjoy going to work.  I believe that I feel this way because for the first time in 5 years of employment at the same place I don't feel like this is a dead end job.  There's a hope that if I can make it through a few years in my current position, opportunities for bigger and better positions will open up.  Of course, I could be fired tomorrow.  Suspense!

Of course, you can't get ahead unless you have a college degree, right?  I began college (for the fourth time) this past August and have been trying my hardest to stay afloat while working full time.  I know tons of people have done the same thing, I just wish I could talk to those people so they could give me tips on how to still be able to see your family and friends!  Apart from a late night "I love you" before strapping on the CPAP mask and falling asleep, I rarely get to see my fiance during the week.  I get to see my friends about as often as there's a large get together that's being thrown, and we're lucky to get those scheduled once a month because, of course, everyone else is quite busy too!  

I suppose this is the time in my life where I'm supposed to realize that I'm an adult now who's supposed to do adult things like be too busy for things like everybody else is.  November will be here and gone before I know it.  Work, school, band practice, out of town trips for the first and second weekend, moving, my sister's birthday, thanksgiving, my parent's anniversary, razorback games, etc. etc. etc. lie ahead.  Please wave if you see me running by.
Oh look!  A picture of me!