I haven't been here in a long time. There's been a lot going on behind the scenes for once, and I just haven't felt like showing up here at all. I've lost all responsibility when it comes to online things outside of social media.
Today was the graduation ceremony for people who completed the GED class. It's basically something for someone who didn't or couldn't get a high school diploma. I got mine last year if you forgot, but the ceremony wasn't until tonight. I was one of few people who graduated with honors as well; I scored high enough on the test to do so & got a gold rope to wear around my neck. Total genius mage shit right there. But I was just glad I was able to pass.
For the past couple of months I've been busy trying to figure out what I want to do and how to do it. It isn't as easy as some people might think it is. I considered either joining AmeriCorps, getting a job or going on to college. I really wanted to do the first, but my Mom persuaded me against it pretty bluntly. Jobs are still hard to come by, and it would either be me or Mom. So I decided to go to the same college I got my GED from.
I volleyed back and forth between medical and what my heart was set on: fish, wildlife, and natural resources management. I also contemplated getting an associates in science, but doing so meant I'd almost have to go on to another college to choose and finish something, which my Mom was worried about. So I signed up for the wildlife program, which is a 2 year associates degree. With it there's a plethora of things I can do, but most of the people I've talked to have told me I won't be doing them around here. So my Mom will eventually have to face the news that I'm not going to be stuck in this quiet little town my whole life.
I don't have to get a job right away either; I can take it and go on to another college and continue towards becoming a full fledged biologist of sorts, but we're getting ahead of ourselves here. The instructor told me that their program is one of the hardest they have to offer, but I think I'll be just fine. I want to be the best and know I can do well.
I haven't done any art. I'm going to change that soon, hopefully, but I still have some things to square away. I'm jumping right into the fire. Instead of waiting for the new year Fall semester, I'm getting some of my classes out of the way early and will be going to school starting May 27th. It's not the good stuff just yet, just English and an elective. But my schedule is tough and I will have to become a morning person. I also won't be spending much time online at places like this, either.
My art may change in style. I really want to focus on my characters, and I'll be drawing the anatomy of a lot of animals, trees, and fish so I can hopefully keep up. It won't be necessary for school but it will help me in my own little way.
I'm sorry I've neglected everyone here. As much as things change, things stay the same. I'm still as alone as I've always been. Maybe college will change that, but the people I'll be learning with won't be from around here. They said very few locals take it and that it's mostly out-of-towners. I'll just have to deal with that or do it on my own. It may end up being cold and cruel, since jobs are so sought-after. The fewer who graduate, the better chance you have at getting what you want...
Maybe I'm the perfect example of someone I don't want to come across, lol.
I hope all is well. Most of the comments and replies I have queued up aren't even relevant anymore, but I'll try going through them.