It's been a while since I've blogged, I know. Life has been crazy busy... and I was out of touch with myself for a while. Before school started in August, negativity and stress were getting the best of me. I was feeling down and out (and definitely out of sorts) about being in a position in life that I wasn't particularly proud of. I was working a job that I loved but wasn't particularly in love with because of the lack of future in it for me.
If you don't know me very well, I'll catch you up a bit... I was working in a tattoo shop. I had gotten the wild hair to get myself in the tattoo industry in any way possibly and thought piercing might be the way to go. It was only going to be a fun job, which it was, but sometime during my employment, I decided that piercing was not the route I wanted to go in, professionally. I LOVE everything about body modification, but piercing was not my passion. Photography and anything medical/science/math related are.
I loved everything about that job! It took a good 3 or 4 months to finally feel like I belonged there and to find my groove, but when I did, I settled right in! The people I worked with were awesome, even if they were hard to deal with sometimes, but who isn't when you work so closely with people for so long, considering there aren't shifts you work but rather whole days. Not a bad gig, in all honesty, and we were by loose definitions a family.
As of this last Sunday, my employment with the company ceased unexpectedly. I was sad, and I'm still a little sad, but it's for the best. Because I started a medical assisting program (and had been devising a way to get into the medical field for years but putting it off for other things I felt like doing instead because they were more fun and easy), I knew the time would come eventually. It was inevitable that I would leave, I just wasn't prepared for it to be so soon.
And now, I'm actually happily unemployed!! I've been going pretty much non-stop since I started school, with the exception of one Saturday and Labor Day off to putz around and do nothing... and now, I'll have TWO WHOLE DAYS to do just that! Maybe I'll actually get some regular sleep!! hahaha!!
So, now that I can now focus soley on school, medical, and my future career and plans, I feel so much more like myself... and I'm getting in touch with things I've wanted for my life that I buried a long time ago because I got comfortable. I hate to admit that I've put so much I wanted in life on hold for other people (essentially), because I don't want to separate myself from the people I love the most, but it's gotten to a point that I don't want to put what I really want on hold anymore. I want to go to the University of Florida, I want to work at Shands at UF, and if I don't capitalize on these desires now, while I don't have kids or a husband, I'll regret it for the rest of my life.
Anyway, so that's what's going on with me. I felt like I was putting too much of myself up on Twitter, and I probably was, I want to start putting it all back on here. I know I keep saying this, but I just spent the last couple hours browsing blogs (like The Dainty Squid) and realizing how much I miss putting together my thoughts and chronicling my life. I used to take oodles of pictures with my cameras and now I hardly do any of it...
So, Fridays, look for updates from school! I think Fridays, I'll start putting together summary blogs about my adventures in school with all the girls I'm learning with! We started phlebotomy in school this week, and just yesterday, we started drawing blood! I didn't draw or get poked (other than finger pricks) because I wasn't feeling too kosher in the tummy area (I ate greasy food for lunch that day), but once that happens, look out for updates!
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Anyway, that's all for now!