Its been awhile since I’ve written, I’ve been busy with some changes in my life.
Awhile back I met a guy through an online dating site. Patrick. We talked and hit it off, but I was in the midst of starting school again (as you all know) and I didn’t want to jeopardize that. Plus I was working nights, and didn’t know how having a relationship would work out with that type of schedule. So I told him I wasn’t ready for a relationship at that time and explained why. He took it in stride, and said he’d like to remain friends. So that’s what we did. We continued to talk, he stayed up all night at times talking to me, and finally when I got my schedule straightened around I decided to meet him. Boy was I nervous!
Anyways, long story short, we hit it off and a few months later moved in together and now we are engaged. He proposed to me before Christmas. He was planning on proposing on Christmas or New Years, but jumped the gun because it just felt like the right time. I, of course, said yes and now am planning a wedding for September 6th 2014.
So there’s that change, and I also started a new job. My official title is Certified Peer Support Specialist. I went through 2 very intense weeks of training in Cambridge Springs (by Erie, PA) in order to get certified. The training was awesome, but I got sick halfway through it and ended up going to the ER. I think if I hadn’t been so sick I would have enjoyed the training more, but it is what it is. So now I’m a CPSS. I have a credential to add to my signature that will soon be changing! I’m super proud! I’m working on getting my case load set up. I’ve been doing trainings in the office for the last two weeks. Its been kind of boring, but I sure do enjoy meeting with my consumers. I can’t wait until that’s all I do every day.
…..and I’ve started another semester at school–which has been a chore in itself. (Oh, to give you an update on last semester… I didn’t do as well as I had hoped, but I’m taking it in stride. I got an A in my Social Work class but failed my Psychology of Music class. Blah!) Anywho, I was registered for two Anthropology classes this semester, but one of them was cancelled. By the time I was able to meet with my advisor my only option was a class called Political Psychology…..with the same professor that failed me last semester. I’m really stressing. Politics and I don’t really do well together. I’m also pretty stressed about my Anthropology class. I’m trying not to defeat myself before the semester even gets rolling, but its pretty hard to be positive about everything.
Also I found out when I was trying to find a new class, that my adviser didn’t realize that I haven’t had a Statistics class so I can’t take my Capstone class… and there is no way I’ll be graduating in a year like I thought. I’m so frustrated with school I just want to say fuck it, and call it quits. I have told my mom and Patrick that if I fail a class this semester I’m not going back…. but I suppose I can’t really say for sure. Part of me says “You’re so close, don’t give up.” but part of me says “Whats the point?” I don’t know. We’ll see how everything goes.
One last thing before I go…. about the wedding, I’ve been severely stressed out about paying for everything. Everything is coming out of my pocket and its eating at me night and day….I was wondering if my loyal readers would mind going to this website: www.fundly.com/angela-and-patricks-wedding and donating a dollar or two to help us pay for our special day. We’re cutting corners to have the cheapest wedding possible, but still have a beautiful day. If you could spare any little bit, we would really appreciate it…..and if you can’t spare anything, that’s okay, but could you do me a favor and please share the link with your family and friends. Maybe someone, somewhere can spare some change and help make our day a day to remember.
Until next time. ❤