The semester has come to a much welcomed close. I believe I have earned straight As which is good. This past week was finals, plus I was working a lot, so I’m kind of burnt out. Next week won’t be any better because my manager is on vacation and she wants me to pick up hours.
I did not get the dispatch job I was trying for. The letter came in the mail the other day, and I figured I would get that out there before I got more questions about it. Really, I am okay with this. I never wanted the job in the first place, and maybe this is a sign that I should be focusing on school.
I did however get a raise at work. They determined I was grossly underpaid during their recent compensation study. Go figure, four years of being underpaid.
I will be quitting serving by spring semester because I will be taking Biology, Engineering Graphics, and Calculus III and my schedule does not permit for having two jobs. I’m excited about taking a chunk of classes again and I can’t wait to go back to school full time.
The good news is that quitting serving will mean I will have Saturday nights off again. Woah, does that mean I can have a social life? I’m really looking forward to it. I know that most of my friends have been slowing down and going out less, but that doesn’t mean I can’t hit the bar scene Saturday nights again. Having a partial weekend off means that I’ll be able to visit people who no longer live nearby including Brian and Lauren. THAT I am really excited about.
Occasionally I get disheartened by the fact that I have about 6 semesters left for school. I see the people I went to high school with established in their professional lives, and I can’t help but feel like I missed the bus. I missed the bus in both directions. These past 4 years I wasn’t partying and having a good time, but I wasn’t moving towards a grown up life either. Can I go back and have do-overs? Can I go back and have my generous scholarship? Can I go back and invest time where I should have invested it? In the right friendships and the right goals?
Nothing like coffee and regret to start off your Saturday morning.