Saturday, December 25, 2010


Well, I'm writing again, just to say that I'm here, still kicking, and trying to get things done.

I'm doing well in school. I never really thought I'd enjoy it, but being one of the oldest guys in the classroom does tend to bring out the competative side in me. I refuse to let these young bucks think that they can have their cake and eat it too!

This Christmas was a bit disappointing for me, but at least I am able to move into the New Year with my head high, and full of hope.

I was able to get a couple of things for each of my kids, and I was able to meet expectations for bills. I'm still unemployed, so there's no income to help, but I have been able to find work from day to day and help defray the worries of making ends meet. I only hope some kind of employment rears it's ugly head at some point so that I can stop chasing my tail very shortly.

For quite a few years, I was always told that I wouldn't make it in school. That I needed to get a job that would teach me a trade, and then get on with my life. I was told that even though I'm an intelligent person, I just am not cut out for classrooms, and needed to put actions in place of lessons.

Now, I find that all to be a bit insulting.

I can do whatever I put my mind to. If I want to study, I study. If I want to work, I work. If I want to sleep, I sleep. If I want to stay up to ungodly hours typing on my computer for a blog, then so be it!

I dictate my actions, my actions do NOT dictate me. Other people do not tell me how to live my life. There are only three people who can influence my actions, and they honestly don't know about it.

Because of this, I am working hard at making a better life not only for myself, but for them as well. I only hope that at some point the work won't seem like work, but more like something I can easily do, and choose to do because it's right, and not a chore.

Here's to hope..

Hoping that you and yours have a very Merry Christmas, and best wishes in the New Year!


Dana said...

I was just thinking about you, wondering how school and the holidays were going for you. Sounds like, although not all glitter and rainbows, you are hanging in there, and sometimes that is good enough!

May that hope you've found remain strong throughout 2011!

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