one down, one to go

I just got home from taking the final exam for my online Human Relations course- which made me an OU student again.  While I’m sorry to see it end because I absolutely loved it (!), I am happy to have a portion of my life back as well as a lot more time.  Additionally, I’m also happy to report that the never-ending headache that I’ve had for weeks must in fact be a tension headache because I’m finally feeling some relief.

This class has been an A.MAY.ZING. experience for me, allowing me to reconnect with myself and figure out who I am and what I want from my life.  I’d be here forever if I started to tell you everything that I’ve gotten out of this class and my interactions with my classmates and our professor.  The BEST thing that I got out of this class was my new friend and pen pal, Alisha! 

While I loved being a pseudo OU college student again, I have to say that it’s nice to have a little break to regain my sanity.  It really has been non-stop for these past 10 weeks but knowing that I am one step closer to my Child Life certification makes all the stress, sleepless nights, and headaches worth it. 

On that note I want to share that (much to your surprise) I did some thinking today.  I heard back from the Child Life Director at Evanston Hospital today and unfortunately they do not offer part-time internships.  Since they are unpaid, that means one Chicago opportunity is out of the running.  Certainly this worried me just a bit, but I really do have faith that it will work out.  However, now I’m wondering if I should start checking out Master Programs because I’m starting to question whether working a full-time job and balancing the internship are going to be manageable.  Hmmmm….I guess I’ll have to do some work on this, but not right now. 

Tomorrow morning, bright and early, I have to head out to O’Hare to catch my flight to Indianapolis for a conference.  I’m spending the night there before heading off to COLUMBUS!!  I’m so excited!  Not only do I get to go ‘home’, but I get to spend a weekend with Julie and (fingers crossed) see Kristin!  Also, on Friday, I’m volunteering at Julie’s mom’s company, All R Friends- an adult day care program.  It’s going to be a long couple of days but it will be wonderful.  I miss Columbus so much!

So Columbus this weekend and then Cinci in 2 weeks!!  I’m so excited to spend time with the Littleton clan.  I adore little Hazel so much!  And I now I get to meet baby George too!  And if that wasn’t enough, I get to finally hang out with A and meet her new beau!  Apparently everyone has gotten a crush on him- well the boys at least- but I promise to keep my crush professional.  I’m just so happy that they found each other.  I tell her this again and again, but I just want her to know that her happiness makes me happy.  (And maybe a little jealous.)  She deserves it, and I’m here to make sure that she remembers that.  As girls we tend to doubt things and I won’t let her!! 

So A and I met at Rebecca’s wedding in September.  While we both went to OU and had friends in common, we apparently never met.  6 months later, she’s one of my besties and I cannot remember my life before her!  Not only have we shared a love for- Target, Twizzlers, True Blood, Moscato, Sweatshirt Blankets, Writing, Music, Blogging, etc, etc, etc….but she is (drum roll please) escorting me to get my first TATTOO!!  Yes, I am getting a tattoo!  There’s no backing out; it’s happening.  It’s something meaningful to me and being able to have A by my side makes it even better.  A, we may have to take our blankets and Twizzlers with us.  And some Moscato.

Okay, I need to finish some work and my packing.  I’ll be off to the airport before I know it.  In fear of sleeping in, my mom is giving me a wake-up call.  I’m a lucky girl to have all of these wonderful women in my love.

Oh yeah, and Darlene!  I need to email her back.  I’m going to leave it at that otherwise I’ll be here all night saying how wonderful my dear friend, Darlene is.  Love her too!  Good night, everyone.  I’ll talk to you from Indy. ♥ K


2 thoughts on “one down, one to go

  1. I feel the SAME way about you, my dear friend and pen-pal! 🙂 I have to write a few more things in our notebook, then I plan to send it back to you on Friday!

    I hope that you are now able to find some extra time to rejuvenate and relax!

  2. I am so bummed I am missing out on a possible K + A sighting this weekend. However, soon enough we will be all curled up in our OU blankets, drinking wine, eating Twizzlers and celebrating our new tattoos and our lovely friendship. I don’t know what I’d do without you, you are my sanity some days. Seriously, only six months? Craziness. Safe travels, lovely. Enjoy your weekend in the ‘bus.

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