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Epic Fail

I am seriously failing school right now, well at least in my Business course.  I just took Test 1 and I got….64%.  Um.  I am used to an A due to absolutely no social life, aka sucks, but at least I get an A.

I am kinda pissed on several levels right about now.

Maybe disappointed is a better word.

I cancelled my trip to CA to see my sis and family to enjoy Great Wolf Lodge water park/slides and Disneyland with them in order to try to complete the 3 classes I signed up that are needed to complete the Bookkeeping Certificate.

This alone upsets me greatly.  I wanted to hang with them and experience a water park galore.  For real.  A big dream.

Plus.  I really haven’t had a “real” vaca in 10 or so years.

I am a water baby.  I am beyond words energized by water and so wanted to enjoy the lodge.

But nonetheless, here and now, I am between a rock and a hard place.

I don’t want this certificate to take 2 years.  I really don’t.

I have a slight scheduling problem when it comes to school because of tax season, which runs January 1st – April 15th is Spring Session in school.  That eliminates one whole semester for me as there is no way I could do both.

I signed up for 3 summer session classes (which are shorter sessions than Spring and Fall semesters, um, as you can tell, I wasn’t prepared for that).  I am trying to get it done as quickly as possible so I can move on to the next stage…an Accounting Certificate.

That one really may take two years due to tax seasons.

I wanted to at least complete one certificate by the end of 2017.

And I am soooooo pissed that I am spending so much time on this Business Class!

By the way, like I said, it is the class that I am currently failing.

I am spending more time on that than the Accounting Class….the whole freaking reason I am here in the first place!

Anyway, I am a little discouraged tonight.  Tomorrow hopefully will be a  new day.

But for the love of God, I cannot believe I failed my first exam


Do not count me out yet, as I oddly find all of this information I am learning very interesting.

It is just the time frame that I have to pull it all off that is giving me trouble.

Until then, thus far, epic fail…..


Pondering Again…

Go back to school?

Buy a condo?

Seems to me if one keeps pondering the same things, perhaps one should do something about it.



I’m Bored and I am Getting a Divorce

I am a bit bored at work right now.

I’ve got things to do, which I do, but holy crap, the days no longer fly by and that makes for a very long day…after day, after day.

I was so excited last week.

I was going to get to spend my afternoons for the next few weeks organizing the place while someone else covered for me.

Right out of the gate I met with defeat.

There I was changed into my yoga pants, tank, ball cap and sneaks ready to rock the joint.

And I rocked it for all of 30 minutes before I admitted defeat and changed back into my dress, which pleased my boss immensely as he chose that moment to need my help with everything under the sun.

There is so much stuff that needs to be recycled, discarded, moved and it’s not my call as to what to purge first.

Plus without any direction my hands are tied.

After the initial purge, then I could rock it.

But I don’t see that day coming any time soon, since it has been that way for at least a decade now.

So now I have just given up.

I’ll continue to keep my floor totally spectacular, and they can keep theirs as they wish, since I don’t have to work up there.

On another front, it seems that I will be going through a divorce.

This will give me a new experience, and may really keep me from ever getting married.

My boss asked if I would help him divide up his investments between him and his ex-wife.

I think it is pretty cool that my boss trusts me with his personal information, and I handle a lot of personal items for him.

I am not a talker so I do not discuss these matters with anyone, and I don’t look at transactions or breakdown information either because it is none of my business.  Anyway, how would it help me out to know?

If something does pique my curiosity, I just ask him point-blank….

So why do you receive a monthly bill from this place?

Because I got a year interest free, any other questions?

Nope, I am good.

But I have no idea how you divide things up.

Apparently neither does he, hence the asking of my help.

Really it is more my computer help that he needs, and it is kinda scary that he would depend on my skills.

But then again in his eyes and only in his eyes because I am slightly challenged, I am a computer whiz!

I think his only other options were asking one of his grown children or a co-worker for help.

Therefore I was chosen by default.

So should you find yourself in the unfortunate position of going through a divorce, call me.

I will professionally and confidentially be able to help you settle your affairs.

Yeah, I don’t think so.  This is going to be a one shot deal for me.

I think it is time for me to really explore getting training to be a fitness trainer.

That kinda excites me and intimidates me all at once, and I am leaning more towards the intimates me side.

You know that accounting certificate I put on hold so I could currently pursue my yoga certifications instead?

Well that community college also offers a fitness trainer certificate.

Just something I am pondering so I can add a little more activity and excitement into my daily work life.

I have an Acrobatic Yoga PLAYshop coming up this weekend.



Perhaps that will help me gain a little perspective.

Still working on creating my hall of fame…..Tune for the post ~ Hall of Fame

Alligators & Doing the Math

I don’t know that I have ever dreamt about alligators before.

But I did last night.

So not cool.

There were two of them, huge mothers, they kinda looked like this….


They were in my place, and I had to maneuver around them to find my cats (Cicero and Caesar who have since passed) to get them to safety.

The whole time thinking, how the hell did two alligators get into my place (my condo that was on the 14th floor in the middle of the city in a prime location that I have since sold)?

And they killed someone I didn’t know, snapped him in half and ate him right in front of me.

The dream continued for a long time, me trying to herd others to safety, everyone in the condo building working frantically to deal with the situation.

In the end, I don’t know how it was dealt with, but I was in my condo again looking at ash piles in the shape of two huge alligators.

In the mix was also a lot of time spent with someone I have wondered what it would be like to be in a relationship with, but he’s taken, so it is not an option.

And when I say taken, I mean married, so not only is it not an option, no one on the planet except for one, knows that I was even half way intrigued by this person.

In my dream this guy also had a connection to the one guy I still measure everyone against, and no one has even come close to him, although he did have his flaws too.

So I googled ~ What does it mean to dream about alligators?

Because I do think we work things out in our dreams and our minds use symbols.

I found lots of stuff, but this is the only thing that really resonated with me:

When an alligator or crocodile appears in your dream, you can be sure that they have something important to share; whether it’s facing a personal fear, confronting a difficult situation, or accepting that you are connected to a tremendous source of power.

I got a raise yesterday.

And I gotta tell you, that was the most painful raise to get.

At one point during the day, because they were less than thrilled out of their gourds to finally have the meeting, I wanted to tell them ~ just forget about it.

But I didn’t.

I even cried at lunch (away from the office).

Not a boo hoo poor me mega tears cry, just a few tears from pent up frustration that needed releasing so I didn’t carry emotions into the meeting.

I try to reflect on how far I have come….

In nine months, I came on board with $4k more than I was making (had to factor in commuting at the time), have had two reviews, have had them pick up my full medical insurance, have received a 4% raise and have them considering paying for Quickbooks training next month.

In 3 ½ years (because I was unemployed for a few months between this job and the last), by this year’s end I will have increased my salary by 80% since starting over in a new field in the fall of 2010.

You’d think I would be thrilled.

But I am a bit discouraged, tired and pondering….what am I going to do now?

I can go back to school and pick up with the accounting course work that I started at my last job.

I already have a BA, so I am only about 9 classes away from earning an accounting certificate that would enable me to become an accountant.

It can be done in a year, if you don’t dork around, bite the bullet and dedicate every waking minute of one year to getting it done.

And that’s what I am pondering; do I have that in me?

Is this what I want?

I have two girlfriends, one single and one a mother, who did have that kind of dedication and drive….one, earned her master’s degree and one earned her bachelor’s degree.

I don’t even need a degree, just a certificate.

Plus, working in the accounting field, even on the administrative side, you gotta factor in tax season aka lack of time to do anything but tax season.

And then I have thoughts of, it is possible to become a CPA in five years.

I don’t know that it is possible for me because the CPA exam is extremely difficult to pass.

I don’t know whether or not I even want to go that far.

But the possibility is there, so it gets me thinking.

So, I am so glad it is Wednesday, because I am ready for the weekend!

And I hope I don’t dream about alligators anymore.

I’d like some bunnies, butterflies and bottlenose dolphins please.

Not that I have looked those up, but they have got to be warm, cuddly and fun, right?


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