A Year Later

It's hard to believe, but I've now been out of the Navy for a whole year.

And what a year it's been. I honestly don't know how I could have gotten through it without all of you. Those first few months - particularly that very first one - was rough beyond recounting.

And now here I am. I'm two jobs later - having picked up the Lowes Food one on 1 May and finished it the sunday before last; and having the started the second one at the Office of Sustainability this January. I'm almost done with my second semester of ASU - and signed up for my summer and fall classes just today. (Side note: my schedule is crazy, but not as much as this semester, and involves a summer class in linear algebra).

Granted, Dad's still not overly thrilled at my existence, but at least it's not as bad as it was. And I'm nowhere near as messed up as I was this time last year, so I can handle it a little better.

Nothing much going on this weekend, but next I've some induction ceremonies for a couple of honors societies I got into (I've decided I'm going to collect as many certificates as I can to throw them in dad's face. He got the major award of "Outstanding History Senior of the Year" from school and has been crowing about it for days; it's disgusting). I'm also going to try to get my w3schools HTML certificate this summer, just because it was something I meant to do once upon a time and might as well do, if I'm collecting certificates.

I also hope to see a couple of you guys over the summer. I should definitely be able to go to SGA squee weekend, unless something awful comes up. (yn)

Work has been keeping me busy though. This is my baby, which has taken up so much of my time because Drupal and Web Services are just so limiting at times. I'm proud of it, though, despite all that. And everyone at work loves it, so...

Yeah. It's weird. What a year it's been. In retrospect, I'm surprised at how well it's gone. I could have so easily fallen very far afterwards, and yet somehow I'm not an alcoholic, or a drug-addict, or living on the street, or anything. It's astounding.

Thank you all.
I also hope to see a couple of you guys over the summer. I should definitely be able to go to SGA squee weekend, unless something awful comes up.

I'm trying to figure out if I can go :P A couple people have offered me use of their pull-out couch, so I won't have to worry about room expenses. And I was told food won't be a problem, most likely. So it's really airfare and spending money....

I really want to go.

(Nod) If I can help at all, let me know. And you should know without asking that my couch is always open to you, such as it is.

If not, well, I'd still love to visit you. So we shall see. (yn)
I knew you had it in you, you have done really well over this last year.

I know its be hard for you but lm so glad you got through it and emerged on the otherside.

Well done my friend
:D Thanks bb. It's been hard, but I'm glad you guys believed in me. It really helped me make it through it.

(PS, expect something in the mail for your birthday from me).
:D I hope you like it!

And that's absolutely no problem. I don't need anything. (Though those chocolates with the jelly beans inside were to die for. ;) )
I have found something you might like and l will see about the chocolate hopefully in a big bar and maybe some tea too
You are amazing. Chocolate is always a winner, but it's really not necessary. Just knowing you're thinking about me is enough.
If I have helped in any way, you are more than welcome *HUGS* It isn't always easy to see progress from the inside, but I've been watching you through this year and have seen you climb out of every slump you fell into, and push forward through every adversity. It makes me so happy to see things now going your way. Know that it was you who made these things happen, and be proud of yourself.

And I can't wait to meet you! I will give the universe such a hiding if it tries to stop us! *glares threateningly at the sky* :D
:D I'd love to see that.

Thanks bb. Having your support has helped more than I can ever say. IDK how I'd have made it through otherwise.