My job and school have taken over my life for the past 30 days. I hate it.
I’m taking a new Accounting class, and it’s online. I am hoping that this is my last math class, but I think I might have one more. There is a lot more work to do than in my last online class, but I wanted to do this one online because I knew I’d still be traveling throughout the semester and I’m leaving to New Jersey again next month for three weeks. So online is easier.
Here is what happened since the trip to Vegas last month: I work, I log out of work, and I do school work. That’s it. My eyes hurt from staring at my computer for 10 hours a day, and I haven’t been able to work out consistently since last month. The only two things I was able to do for fun was going on a 6-mile hike at Kennesaw Mountain with my cousin and his friends and then a Halloween Pub Crawl at the Virginia Highlands with the same cousin.
That was my first time going hiking ever, but I assumed it would be very similar to a road march with the Army, and I was partially right. I didn’t have to carry a weapon and 70 lbs. of gear on my back while getting yelled at by Lucifer (one of my Drill Sergeants). The hike was casual and fun. We took a lot of breaks and made sure we didn’t leave anyone behind; when we reached the top of the mountain, we were able to see a beautiful view of Atlanta.
And even though I’m very “take it or leave it” when it comes to Halloween, I did have a good time at the pub crawl. I decided to be a ninja (well, to be honest, Lorenzo and I literally waited until the last minute to decide to go so this was the only costume that I saw that I liked and didn’t have to put much effort into). Lorenzo was going to go as Jason Vorhees, but found this scary pumpkin thing and became obsessed with that instead(*shrug*). I think the best part about Halloween is seeing other people’s costumes. In addition to the multiple Harley Quinn’s and Prince costumes, some that I thought were pretty cool were: a taco, a burger, a bottle of Siracha, Luigi (from Super Mario Bros), my cousin dressed as Michael Jackson from the Smooth Criminal video, Wednesday Adams, Django, Bob Ross, and a Werewolf. Someone even dressed as Negan from The Walking Dead.
Speaking of The Walking Dead- I’m not going to go into much detail about how emotionally traumatized I was, but I just want to put it on record that I was traumatized. I’ll just leave it at that.
What else is going on? Oh, so Donald Trump is going to be the next President. This is what everyone is talking about now, so I guess I’ll touch on it. I want to say I was surprised, but not really. I’m very curious to see how this will play out. I am learning to be the kind of person who doesn’t get extremely upset about things I can’t control, so what I will say is that I will do my best to manage and improve the things I can control. And that’s all I have to say about that (Forrest Gump voice).
I know that I need to do better with posting, and I will make an effort to stay on top of my work so I can do it. I’ll try not to go this long again without writing anything.