Well, it’s just about official. School starts on Monday, I can’t believe it, I’m finally getting back. This time feels so much different than my other attempts of school, I know what I want to do, I have a goal, and I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. I am thrilled to be going back and to be working on my Journalism degree.
I have blogged about hockey for nearly a year now, I can see my writing improving every single day that I write. I mean you look at my earlier entries, and you can tell a major difference in what I write now. That feels like an accomplishment to me, but you know, it’s only me.
There have been some set backs in my back to school quest. First of all, I quit my job at the bank, it was stressful and there was no way I would be able to go to school while I was still working there. There was never a definite time that I would get off, and I would not have any me time, and that’s something that I have to have. I am working my catering job and I have such an amazing boss, who is so helpful and understanding with school and my life. Then, there’s my dad. My dad and my mom divorced when I was 17. My dad hasn’t been the same since, he’s a different person, I feel uncomfortable around him. Growing up I was a daddy’s girl, I could tell him anything and could go to him for anything, these days I dread calling him, I never visit him, and well, it’s not my fault. He has separated himself from my family, that’s on him. Anyway, I called him to ask him for money for my school books. Keep in mind, I haven’t asked him for money since 2003. He then began to give me excuses as to why he couldn’t, now trust me, I understand financial problems very well, but his main excuse to me was, well I am trying to help Pat out. Pat is a nearly 100 year old woman that he met when my parents got divorced. Anyway, Pat is not his family, but I am, and he can help her but not me. It seems a little messed up. Anyway, I just needed to vent. Dad, if you do read this, you need to realize who your family is and start being there for them. There will be a time when you need Matt and I, if you keep acting the way you have been recently, you won’t have any family left.