In my last post I talked about the ongoing family issues I have been having, but not anything else. So what is going on? Well, work has kept me fairly busy, mind you, working the midnight shift is semi-easy, but it keeps one from really having a normal set schedule. What is my day like? Read on to find out my little minions…
Unlike a regular day for normal people, or rather a normal work day for the average person, I work from 10:00 at night to 6:00 in the morning. Yep, it is a 40 hour work week. Anyways, I usually try to sleep from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm or 9:00 pm. The time usually depends on if I take a shower before bed or after I get up. Most of the time I shower before bed since I had feeling dirty when I sleep. So I wake up, check a few things online, get dressed, stop by a quick shop for a soda and go to work. (I really need to work on cutting the soda out of my diet.)
The night can be busy or it can be as dead as a door nail. Most of the time I am dead in the water after 2:00 am. Most of the time I just sit and read or I will play Farmville to pass the time. Sometimes when I am having fun it goes by quickly, other times it drags on. Those days are the worst. But the worst of the worst days are the ones where you are extremely fatigued and the night is dead and dragging. You are just sitting there trying your absolute best to stay awake, entertained and constantly check the clock hoping a few hours have passed by.
Once 6:00 am rolls around I am starting to feel the fatigue and sometimes I even think about going to bed directly after getting home. What is weird is when I actually do walk in the door my fatigue goes away and I am wide awake and feeling ready to relax at home. So what do I do at home?
At the moment I live with my mother, now you are probably wondering why a perfectly good 29 year old is still living with her mother and her bedroom just happens to be in the basement. Well, despite making $16.16 an hour and working 40 hours a week, the rentals around the area are ridiculously high. The irony? The really nice looking apartments are ones I can’t even look at because I make too much and they are made for low income people. The other apartments in the area range from $600 and up. With my current bills and being single there is absolutely no way to afford something by myself at the moment. As for living in the basement, it is easier to have a darker room during the day since I do work the night shift.
Some of you are probably wondering if I will eventually move out. I don’t know what the future will bring. At the moment my mother will be able to retire in a year and she is eager to do so. Her husband a few hours from us and she can only see him on the weekends when he comes into town. She’s like to actually live with him. Eventually I might have the house all to myself, but things are still up in the air and It probably will not be a fast process, as my mother put it.
Back to what I do at home once I get back from work. I let the dogs out. We have four. One is mine and the other three are my mom and dad’s babies. I bring them back in and we all chill for the next few hours. I am either watching a show like Law and Order, Supernatural, Once Upon A Time or messing around on my Ipad. Sometimes when I am feeling down I like to plug my headphones in and listen to music to bring my spirits back up. And that makes up a typical day for me.
So what about my plans for the future? My dreams from before? For now I am paying off debt I acquired from school. I didn’t get enough financial aid to pay for Health Insurance so I put $1500 on my credit card since It was required to go through the nursing program. The debt kept building up and now I am doing my best to pay it off before going back to school and before you ask, I decided to never use my credit card for something like that ever again. I am happy because I got most of it paid off after getting my tax return. (I actually got my taxes done early this year instead of procrastinating as usual, haha.)
Eventually I do want to go back to school to finish what I started by paying off my debt comes first in my mind currently. I wish going to college was a lot cheaper. My hometown doesn’t have a public university so when I went I had to pay for a dorm room, which made everything super expensive. Ironically, It was still a cheaper solution than a private university in my hometown. I know it is a silly wish, but still I wish I could get an education without paying thousands of dollars and getting in debt in student loans. Why not get a grant or scholarship? One, I make too much at my current job for a grant and second, from the scholarships I have seen and researched on, it is difficult for non-traditional student to obtain. I know people do get them, but with all who compete for them it makes it that much harder. Still, I do not want to continue in the field I am in. I can do it, but it is not something I want to do for the rest of my life. In order to change that most other things I am interested in require a degree. (Sigh.) So I most definitely have to go to school in some shape or form.
From what you have read I have an entirely mundane average life and future plans that seem so far away. I still have hope for the future though and I am determined to pave my own path to success and happiness. Thanks for reading, I know it was a lot more text that past posts, but I am feeling more inspiration to writing. Maybe I will be able to fulfill my future dream of actually writing a fictional story and posting it up. Alright, I hope you guys have an awesome day and I will write again soon. Stay tuned in.