19 January 2010

We just need to stop for now & change our rhythms to match up again

Catching this cold, or whatever, from my super-friend K is totally worth all the fun we’ve had the last few days.  We have been having so many laughs, eating so much good food and having such great conversation.  Last night (or maybe this morning?) I told her that I wanted pretty eyes. She tried to tell me to have retinal replacement surgery. What she actually told me to have, though, was "rectal replacement surgery."  Sometime while we were laughing (probably 20 minutes straight) she blurted out "armitilly," which is a word I used one time, trying to say army or military. We get so stupid when we are around each other for long periods of time. This is why (well, one of the reasons) I can not move back to Kansas. I think I would die if I were 9 hours away from her. Seriously, I think I would become really depressed and die. I also wouldn’t have anyone to make tacos & breakfast food with me all the time. Nobody else tries as hard as she does to entertain me, to make me a happy person (and I don’t even know if she tries, or if it just happens). Sometimes I feel like moving to Colorado was a mistake, because my life seems to have gotten further from where I want it since I moved here. When I think about time spent with K, I am okay with my life not yet being where I want it to be.

And of course, the other main reason I can't leave is my other best friend (and sister), Jamie. Right when I found out she was moving to Colorado I decided I wanted to move here. I was going to move here with John after we got married. I can't handle the thought of being 9 hours away from her, especially now that she is the mother of 2 wonderful girls (well, one and three quarters).  :) I think it would have been great to move out here on my own, because I wanted to live closer to her.  I guess the fact that I moved out here for a different reason is okay.

Kay and I have been watching a lot of Grey's Anatomy lately. It is such a great show.  K is always introducing me to shows I haven't seen so I can fall in love with them.  It has been nice going over there several times per week to hang out with her (and usually baby Jaz).  K started school today & I'm excited for her.  I'm glad she's not working, because it means we have more time to spend together. I am so thankful to have found a friend that has the same interests & taste in things as myself. I don't know how I lived before I met her. I guess I was just never happy & never got hugs.

Anyway... that is life right now.  I am still looking into vet tech schools and trying to figure out my life. If I start school in June or August like I plan, I may go stay with Jamie from April until then. I think it would be fun to spend more time with her and the girls, and I would feel really great helping out with the babies.

15 January 2010

You've gotta get out while you can

I've decided I'm going to be a Vet Tech.  I am hoping to start school fall of this year.  It is a 2 year program with lots of science courses.  I went to Bel Rea yesterday to check out the school.  It was okay, but not great.  It had it's pros & cons.  It will stay on my list of possibilities (just filled out the application) for now.  I'm going to go to Pima Medical Institute to check out their facilities next Friday, down in Colorado Springs.  Their program seems like it teaches you more (based on their website).  I believe they will teach more about the surgery assiting aspects of being a Vet Tech, which is something I am inerested in.  My favorite school so far (I haven't been there yet) is Colorado Mountain College.  If I go there I will be in the mountains (Glenwood Springs).  The school is located on a 220 acre farm.  There are dorms right across the street & a really close animal shelter.  It is $10,480 per year including books & board, which is about $2,000 cheaper than the other schools (none of them have dorms so I will be paying for an apartment on top of everything else). 

I am really excited that I am finally going to do something meaningful with my life.  It is going to be tough and probably stressful at times, but so rewarding in the end.  Vet Techs make an average of $30,000/year, which isn't a really large salary, but it's enough for a single person to live on.  I don't need material things or lots of money.  What I need is to be happy.  To be happy, I need to make a difference (helping animals).

That's about all that's going on with me right now.  I'm still working at the library.  I'm still watching Josie (she starts daycare April 5). I have been spending more time with Kay recently.  I love it.  I am always happy when I'm with her, even if I was so depressed I wished I was dead when I left to see her.  And her baby, Jaz, loves me!  She constantly smiles at me.  I feel loved when I'm with them, and feeling loved isn't something that happens to me very often.

11 January 2010

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