I am nearly done with my first semester of school. I’m so excited! I’ve learned quite a bit… more than I even realize. Last night in class, the instructor gave us a “quiz” where he’d throw us chocolate if we answered a question right. I knew most of the answers! I didn’t realize how much information I’d retained! This gives me some hope for the final!
So tonight I have a group presentation, and next week is one final exam. Then we’re off to Mexico! I cannot believe it! One down, four to go!
This time last year, I was working 8-5 and had no idea that my world would be turned upside down and I’d be finishing a semester in school a year later. It’s a good path. It’s a miracle, really. I feel like I have more recognition here in school than I did in my previous position. I have so much more opportunity. I’m seen; a year ago I was invisible.
I have a lot of work ahead of me. My family will have to work for this, too. But I have a fantastic family. I’m willing to work and so are they!
It’s feeling so good to look back and see the change in direction here. I started this blog to work out the negative emotions surrounding my layoff, and now I have nothing but positive attitude about it. (though I’ll admit, I sometimes wonder if my tasks are being done “as well” by someone else).
In order to be here, in school, in this TAA program (funding), I had to be laid off 8 years ago: my job had to be sent overseas to qualify for this education program. I had to get my bachelors at my last job, and I had to be laid off again to qualify for unemployment and TAA. All those “bad” things had to happen to me. Here I am today, looking at a career I’m excited about, taking classes I enjoy, about to start my first internship in a new industry…
Things are good.