Friday, September 26, 2008

I am so sick and tired of College bullshit!

I am just so freakin' aggravated right now. I was supposed to get a call from my adviser at WGU at 3:15. I put off everything else I had to do so that I could have some quiet time to talk to her. I didn't get any calls until 3:50 (this is not the first time this has happened) and it wasn't even my adviser. The assistant called me to tell me that my adviser left early and she had rescheduled me with another adviser but that one left early also. So I'm not very happy about that right now, and she tells me that one of my transcripts did not make it in yet (I had them sent rush two weeks ago) and they had a meeting today to drop me and she didn't have the results of the meeting. I delayed entry last month due to some of my other colleges dragging their feet on sending the transcripts.
Now, I am also attending one of the community colleges in my area, finishing up my last two classes before I graduate. I enrolled now because I was told by the adviser that I could do so and transfer my AA when I finished it.
Well...come today I was told by her assistant I cant do that. I need to finish the classes I am taking now or they wont count. I dont understand that. What if I earn education credits at the job I have. Will those not count???? Ugh....I am so aggravated now. At least I got confirmation from the assistant that my application fee wont be effected and I wont have to pay it again. Looks like I wont be starting my BA in Special Ed until at least January. I just cant even explain how upset I am right now. :\

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

First Day

Today was my first day at my new job. It was really cool. It was basically me taking a back seat to observe the classroom. The in's an out's, what to do, what not to do, how to lift, how to feed.
I work in a classroom with children who have almost no independent movement and are non-verbal. As the days go on I will take over more responsibilities in the classroom. I truly think I will enjoy this. :D I will update more on this as time goes by.
I talked to the company I was looking at to do the video and DJ'ing for the wedding and we have him reserved! :D That means nearly major thing is taken care of for the wedding! There are a couple more things that need to get taken care of, but it's mostly the stuff I know nothing about, like Mishu's uniform, the Honor/Color Guard and the tuxedo rentals for the guys.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Show me the money!..and other stuff

:D I got the job! I can't wait! I go get fingerprinted tomorrow morning and then I have to finish filling out all the paperwork for health care and retirement fund crap. :D I am so excited though! Tomorrow afternoon, I go and observe the classroom I will be in. Then I start full time on Wednesday morning! :D I am finally gainfully employed! Wheee! Yes! Yay!

I'm really getting annoyed with the swim lessons I teach. Just over half of my students showed up last week. Some of them had legit excuses, some had questionable ones. I mean, people, you pay a certain amount of money for these lessons, I teach your children how to swim, I give you a 30 minute break from your hectic life. Please give me the courtesy of SHOWING UP! I love my job. I love what I do. I love the children, believe me if I didn't I wouldn't still be doing this. I would have found a job that pays more with more hours. Hell, I probably wouldn't have left a good paying job just so that I could continue TEACHING YOUR CHILDREN! I need to figure this out soon, because I am still getting more students but if they don't show up this isn't going to be worth my time. I am saving for a wedding, I am trying to get myself out of debt. I'm trying to live day to day without pulling mty hair out about money. And when I could be making a mice bit of change and they don't show up...needless to say...this gets me a bit perturbed.

Other than that, Mishu is doing some kind of training, some sort of medic thing that he does not want to do but has to do any way. It looks like he wont be able to call me for a few days and that sucks...but hell, this is the Army. I should be used to this by now! I know I am definitely going to need to get used to it, hell, we are going to be in this for the long haul. At least 8 or so years from now. Grr! But at least he will have a marketable job when he gets out. Or we could stay in longer and have an even more marketable job...and a pretty nice pension. So the long and short of it is we dont know how long we are going to be in for, but he says he wants to make it a family decision when we get to that point. It will basically depend on where we are in our life together, where I am in my career and where we are with children.

I should probably say that Mishu is my fiance, my heart, my soldier.

Thursday, September 18, 2008


Wow, so I got a call this morning from the assistant to the district superintendent to the district that I had an interview with. They want me to come in Monday for the final interview! :D This will be great! I really can't wait! I really need this job and OMG I can't wait! :D

Monday, September 15, 2008

Hi! I feel Craptacular!

I still have no solid job. This is really wearing me out. Not physically, but mentally and emotionally. I've decided tomorrow morning I will put my resume out to as many places as I can find on Craigslist. I'm not having any luck finding anything in the education field. So I'm now reaching out to anything I can find. :\ Anything from clerical and customer service work to dog walking and telemarketing. I'm 'bout ready to pull my hair out...this is stressing me out so much! I just need to earn some money, I need to save up for my wedding and I need to pay rent. I need to pay for college. I need to pay my bills. I need to buy food and I need to buy gas for my car. And what sucks even more is that this economy is only going to get worse before it gets any better. I just wish things were easier, were more simple. Wrar!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Commence with the flooding!

So we got a shit-ton of rain today. Sucked big time! All my laundry got flooded as well as all my X-mas boxes. I decided I didn't want to examine the exact damage tonight, I will wait 'til later to see what will need to be thrown away. I just got really upset about it earlier and I just don't need that right now.
The problem is...the rain is supposed to continue through tomorrow. Sucks again.
I'm hoping the raid doesn't effect the attendance for my lessons tomorrow. The reason I'm worried is because the storm drains couldn't handle the water flows today and ALOT of roads flooded past the point of passage.
Still no job. This sucks the worst. Really really badly I might add. :)
That is all for now.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

About me...

I'll start my first post by saying who I am and what I'm about.
My name is Corinne and I'm a 24 year old perpetual student. I love learning and I love school. That is...until I'm actually in a required class. :) Yes, I love learning but when I have to take a class, well, I'm not the happiest person.
I'm almost done with my A.A. degree, having been in college since August of '02. Basically I've been going to school part time, paying my own way mostly (other than taking out a loan here and there) and working full time. It kind of upsets me that it's taken me so long to get this far but I just have to look back and see how much work-place experience I have gained where most people my age might just now be getting into the "real world." So this next December I will have finished my A.A. degree and this October I am starting at WGU online to earn my B.A. degree in Special Education Teaching. This should take me anywhere from 2-3 years depending on how quickly I can move through it. It's all competency based, so basically, I can't pass on to the next section or class until I prove I know what the last section taught me. I'm really looking forward to this.
The reason I am moving from a traditional college atmosphere (which I currently in) to an online college is because I am getting married to the most wonderful man in my world...who is a soldier in the United States Army. Our wedding is in June of '09 (only just over 9 months away!) and I am so very excited about it! It is going to be in the town where I live. After our wedding we are going to go to his hometown, in NY, and celebrate the wedding with the rest of his family and friends who will not able to make it to the wedding. Soon after that, I will be moving from my home in IL to the Army base he will be at in GA. That is probably the most scary thing to me since I have never lived away from family or away from the area I was born. But hundreds of thousands of other men and women have done this, I can too.
About what I do? Well, I'd like to be a teachers assistant right now, as I was last year, but I am stuck trying to find a job right now. I've put out many applications but I'm fully at the mercy of what the school districts need. I do have a job teaching swim to special needs individuals and it is a job I love but lets face it, it isn't a job that pays the bills or rent or anything else. I'm adding even more students, but it still isn't enough to make ends meet.
Um...that's about all I can figure for now. :)