Something just occurred to me this morning (regardless that it's been fact for over a month now). I just finished a school program. Me. ME! WTF just happened?! *stares blankly* I... finished something. You don't understand how huge this is for me. I always got shitty grades in high school (I'm talking C-average) and when I went to college for Architecture I got about B's mostly, but dropped out (various reasons we're *not* going to talk about here). I had a passion for it, but it didn't come naturally. THIS is coming naturally. What fruit it bears, I'm anxious to see. I maintained my A-average, by the way :)
This morning I decided to take an extra 2 courses (not full program like I just completed). These will also be assets on the resume. I really put off doing these because I didn't think I'd have the mental capacity this fall (I really wanted a break from school and I've been feeling poor physically, which is affecting me mentally), but I need to have faith it will work out. I know if I work hard I can do it.
I'm also taking a Leadership lecture series with the hospital (once a week for several weeks, for a couple hours/session, unpaid) which my department Director has fully backed me up on taking. The good: Points on the resume, improving self. The bad: I've pretty much committed to being at the hospital 7 days a week, for the next few weeks now. If if this doesn't make me slightly homicidal, I don't know what will.
I went to the Pulmonologist this week (nearly missing my app't - I was an hour late and he took me in an hour after I got there). He got the results of the trial and asked me what I thought, if I liked the machine (no), how often I used it (half to less than half) and if it did any good (so-so). Despite me telling him the Breathe Right nose strips have been working wonders (sleeping through the night and helping me feel a little better), he still wants me to get the CPAP machine. Whatever. Did he read the results at all? Did he read that the Respirologist thinks I don't *need* the machine? I'm sure he has to advocate it and I'm sure he had to say the nose strips aren't a solution to sleep apnea. He's confident if I lose some weight it'll solve everything. I agree, only easier said than done. THAT challenge is NOT going well :(
I canned peached for the first time on Tuesday. It went... alright. Slightly stressful for my first time. Might get help next year if I do it again. They didn't turn out perfect and will be a little mushy, but it should just be me eating them (I'm hesitant to share a less-than-perfect product), so I'm not at all worried about it.
Raining today. Hope it lets up a bit for my walk to work.
And now, I shall turn up Vivaldi's Four Seasons.....