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I was laid off from my job last week, and other half has just lost his job. Whoo fucking hoo, back to square one.
When I was in school, frankly, I was not a good student. I didn’t realize how important school was to my future. I wished I would have, the only person in my life that encouraged me to be something was my biology teacher, I’ll call her Mrs. D. Mrs. D was the kind of teacher that made you feel like you mattered, who was “cool”.
I still remember the time I came into school with a hickey on my neck (from my totally “cool”, older boyfriend at the time), and she said she didn’t want to see that kind of disrespect to myself ever again. She wanted me to succeed, and wanted me to make something of myself. She gave me something my parents couldn’t, not that it was their fault. She gave me self-respect, and the motivation to do well.
Mrs. D and I are still friends on Facebook today, and her kids have become amazing people. She is one of those people who was born to change and influence the world, and she has. She has been given many challenges in her life but, she is always smiling when I see her around town, and always seeing the glass as half full. She is the person in the world I most admire.
Back to my high school days, I am one credit short of graduating. Sounds sad, doesn’t it? It does, but the worse part is that, even if I do go back and finish the course to get my high school diploma, any college I apply to will consider those marks. Those marks from those courses I didn’t care about all those years ago. Meaning I don’t have hope in hell of getting in.
In 2008, I attended Everest College for Dental Assisting, I am still short on that too. I need to complete my placement to finish that. I am putting that on my goal list for the Spring/Summer 2012. I will finish that, and go on to level 2 so that I can get a good paying job. They are always advertising for dental assistants around here.
So many of my friends and family have been affected by the economy, and so many jobs and lives have been forever changed by it. I do what I can to save money but, there is a real possibility that I will never own a home. In my area, homes are expensive, and I just don’t make enough. I can rent a house but, its not the same. I’m also not willing to be willing to be house poor to own one, a lot of my friends are in that situation as well.
Life is what you make it, and I’ll be damned if I don’t try to make it shine like a diamond.