Christmas Vacation!

I am officially on Christmas vacation as of about an hour ago. All of my assignments for my first semester back at school have been turned in and I am DONE! I know yesterday I said Winter vacation but, I signed my butt up for the Winter Session of school so, I have about 3 weeks off before I go through a 3 week sped up version of school before I begin the Spring semester. I know, I am crazy…. but, I took two classes I only need to graduate so, a C or better is what I need. The counselor said to have fun. Winter session classes are limited. I am taking Intro to Film and the Fundamentals of Yoga. Which reminds me, I have to buy me some Yoga equipment prior to January.

I am so excited to be on vacation. I am going to fully take advantage of this time and make the most of it. The more I can keep myself distracted, the better of a chance I have of keeping up the holiday spirit and not reverting back to Bah Humbug. Oh my goodness. Speaking of Scrooge, all of my books for the next two sessions is about $600. Can you believe it? I spent a little over $230 for this semester. Thankfully I found a site other than the school library and can save up to $200 but, that is still a lot of money to be putting out this time of year. I already had to pay for my car registration at the beginning of December and then my car had to go into the shop for repairs. I’ve got to do what I have to do though. Just keep swimming and know that something will work out.

Man, I can’t tell you just how satisfied I felt when I hit submit on the last of my assignments. I saved Mass Communications until the end and I did the extra credit so I am hoping I get myself back up to 100% or pretty darn close. I am currently at 99.03%. I was so blessed that all three of my classes intertwined with each other. Even my last assignment for Mass Media included information that I learned in my Government class. It was just a perfect mix. I hope that I am as lucky with all three of my communications classes in the Spring. I know that I will be doing a lot of public speaking which I think means speeches that I have to record and then present. Fingers crossed that since the classes are asynchronous, that’s what I have to do and I have the opportunity to edit out any ums that may find their way into my mouth. I am tired, like such a good tired. I put in the work. I am so damn proud of myself.

It took me a long time to get back here but I did it. I pray that Miah sees that his momma never gives up on what she believes in. Somehow, someway, I will make it happen. I’m not just doing this for me. I’ve got to show my kids that detours are okay, sometimes they can’t be helped but, when the opportunity arises to get back on track, we’ve got to take it. I have so much more to say but the fact that I can go to bed before midnight and I won’t be neglecting any schoolwork sounds ah….ma…zing!

With that I wish you all a great evening!

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