Stopping By

Hi!

So, it’s been a long time since I hopped on here to write. So long, in fact, I had to go back and re-read my last post to see what exactly was going on in my life. The last time I posted, I had just gotten over a fairly mild case of covid. I’m happy to report that I still feel fine and haven’t had any long-term effects from my illness, with the exception of a bit of weakness in my lungs. I can’t really run the way I used to without getting winded (not that I was doing much running anyway,) and exposure to bad air quality can give me a bit of trouble with my breathing. Besides that, however, I’m doing just fine and my sense of smell and taste has returned. In fact, some foods taste different and better than they did in the past, which is fascinating to me.

In other news, and perhaps happier news, I applied to grad school and was accepted into the program of my dreams. I an now on track to receive a Masters in Education! I initially wasn’t planning on applying to grad school, considering I’m still working two minimum wage jobs and not getting a whole lot out of my Bachelor’s degree. However, I really missed learning and being in school, and I think having additional credentials with a professional degree will help me to find a much better job. I would love to start out as a program coordinator for a school, or an assistant teacher, and work my way up to being an art teacher, an art therapist, or a school psychologist. I definitely want to stay in Boston; I am extremely moved by the segregation and poverty in Boston and I would like to make a positive difference if I can- no matter how small.

As I previously alluded to, I still haven’t had any luck with finding a job that pays more than $14 an hour. I’m not working at Starbucks anymore, thankfully, but my other two jobs still don’t really pay enough for me to live comfortably. After subtracting rent, bills, transportation costs, and groceries, I have basically nothing left. My account has even dipped into the negatives a few times, so I’ve been trying to get creative with making money, on top of looking for a third job. Or a better job, of course! Like I said, I’m really praying my Masters degree will help with that.

Despite the circumstances, I’ve managed to stay pretty happy and upbeat, with a few minor mental breakdowns here and there. I am totally poor, but I do have an amazing support system and my mom is always here if I need anything. Speaking of my mom, she got married this past weekend, which was absolutely lovely to witness! My mom is always beautiful, but she looked especially stunning on her wedding day. It was an honor to be a part of the celebration!

I’m not sure how often I am going to be posting. I have a lot on my plate right now, with work, moving apartments, starting grad school, and trying to have a sliver of a social life in-between everything else. However, I wanted to check in and let those of you know who subscribe to my blog that I am doing fine and moving forward with life the best I can!

Best wishes to everyone and I hope to find the time (and motivation) to write again soon. Perhaps moving back onto a school schedule will actually initiate me to jump back into blogging and creative writing!

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