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Mar. 27th, 2011 | 12:27 pm

I thought an update is in order, since it's been over a year since I've been here.

Me: I survived 2010, barely. It all seems like a big blur. In early 2010, I couldn't find a job to save my life. I finished my 200 hour unpaid medical assisting externship and became a medical assistant and a clinical lab assistant and produced another useless AA degree. I sold both of my vehicles, sold $1500 worth of my vintage clothing collection and bought a one way ticket to Copenhagen, Denmark in June of 2010. I lived over there for 4 months, and my visa did not get extended.I would have sent for Theo (that was the plan) but it wasn't looking good for me to stay. I could not get a work permit for the time I was there. We were very poor but happy despite financial strain. When my visa ran out, I left the country and moved back to Seattle to look for work. In January 0f 2011, I found a job as a medical assistant at a Holistic medical clinic near UW. I have re-applied for college and start next month. Bachelor's degree while I work as an MA. I am also planning on applying to a Physician Assistant program to I still want to work in health care for the rest of my career life. What a passion and hunger I still have everyday. I do love helping people. I live with a roommate in an old, A frame farmhouse near the city and I adopted a dog named Lily, who keeps me company. I see Theo a couple times a week.

Matt: Matt is still Matt. Our divorce took one year because he wouldn't sign the papers. I had to hire a lawyer. We went out for drinks a couple months ago to talk about the debacle. I tried to forgive him but I just cannot. He is very conceited. He has slept with 8 women since we broke up. He had sex with a mutual friend of ours, who is withering away from breast cancer, because "he felt sorry for her." (He told me all this). He admitted sleeping with 3 women during our marriage.He didn't apologize. Our old house is in a sort of shambles. He neglects my dogs, who he battled me in court for custody. Currently, he is dating a hairstylist from VAIN. He tells me he's much happier and that divorce isn't so bad. Whatever.

Todd and I: we are still happily together. Since my moving there didn't work out, he is planning on moving here when he sells his art gallery. It's been for sale for a year....your guess is as good as mine. We talk about 3-4 times a week via skype. He's coming to visit in 7 days. I haven't seen him for 4 months.

Theo: He's good! He is a certified scuba diver now. He is starting college next week. He is an amazing person. I'm proud to be his mama. The only sad thing? Matt has nothing to do with theo. Matt hasn't called or emailed since kicking us out of the house on January 20, 2009. After 15 years of having this person as a step dad, that is cruel to do that to a child.

I'm probably forgetting a lot. But that's the nuts and bolts.
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Jess

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from: therealocelot
date: Mar. 27th, 2011 08:30 pm (UTC)
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Glad to here you still exist and that things are working out well enough.

Where in Nevada are you talking about moving? We moved here after I graduated. The job market is, as far as I can tell, as bad as anywhere else for new grads. Not sure how it is for people with a higher degree. I have no job yet, nearly a year after graduation and more 8 months after moving. That's at least partially personal circumstances (I now have 3 kids). But I think I'm going to have to be looking at the possibility of commuting to and staying overnight in Reno or the Sacramento area if something doesn't come up soon, as much as that would suck.

But at least the cost of living is lower, and we've survived so far on my husband's business.

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the bad seed

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from: kittykristi
date: Mar. 27th, 2011 08:43 pm (UTC)
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We were thinking somewhere near Las Vegas.

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Isaac

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from: pyro_ike
date: Mar. 28th, 2011 02:04 pm (UTC)
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I'm glad to hear you're doing alright! It sounds like times have been tough, but you've gotten through it well and you have a plan to move forward. Keep trying on that PA program- Once you have the right degrees, the medical field will always have jobs available.

Sorry to hear that Matt's still an asshole, but at least he's keeping it to himself and not trying to ruin you.

Best of luck with Todd, and to Theo in college. It sounds like it's been a big year for all of you. :)

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