I am in the lucky opportunity where all I have to focus on right now is school. A little more than a year and a half ago I moved back to Massachusetts from Albuquerque, New Mexico because my dad gave me an out. I was living in Albuquerque, in a little hole-in-the-wall apartment and was faced with a reality: if I wanted to continue my pursuit of my bachelor’s degree I had to move. Initially I looked at a school a couple of towns over. There was a school I easily could have gotten in to but it would have meant finding a new apartment, job  and a way to get all my crap from Albuquerque to the other side of the state. Thankfully, that didn’t happen.

My dad told me my mom and he would take care of my room and board if I moved back up to Massachusetts to go to school. So I did. I had a multitude of other reasons for making the move, so it made sense.

School is my job for now. I guess I could be defined as a contract employee (who needs to find new work after December). I’m loving work right now. Going to school at an online school (the irony being I probably could have stayed in Albuquerque and done the same) suits me so well. I first went to a school an hour and a half away when I got here and it was the worst thing in the world. The drive took so much out of me on a day to day basis (especially after I got into an accident – a whole other story) and after awhile I just had to find something else. Going to school with Southern New Hampshire University (my new school) is awesome because my entire commute is walking down stairs from my room to my computer. I find that I am so much more invested in what I am doing. I’m paying much better attention to my work and I am succeeding in it (3.85 GPA). It’s the first time in awhile that I really feel optimistic in what I am doing and what the future holds.

So yeah, work’s good.

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