Well, it has been quite some time since I was able to get access to unfiltered internet when I had free time to let folks know what is going on through a blog post! I started Job Corps roughly 4 months ago and my life has gone rather topsy turvy. I’m feeling a bit brainwashed after living on a government run campus. You can’t walk on the grass, you can’t linger/walk through certain areas, your clothing all must be like this, you can’t do that, so on and so forth.
I was in an introductory phase for a couple of weeks, then spent about a month and a half in education. They make everybody do a silly health class, I also finally got my GED, and I spent an ungodly amount of brain power in a medical terminology class, prepping for starting their Certified Nursing Assistant program (which I should finish/take my certification test in January or February). I’m doing well in the program, maintaining a 93% average with all my book work, I’m one of two crew chiefs (we help keep the other students in line), I’m a room leader in my dorm (think Prefect a la Harry Potter), and I ran for (and lost) a Student Government position.
I’m immensely frustrated with much of the student body and most of the staff. So many idiots, so many people who don’t give a damn about anyone else. I’ve become quite hermit-y. I go to class, go to study group, go work out, and then hide in my room and study some more. I’ve managed to lose about 30 pounds since starting Job Corps. I hope to continue my weight loss trend. No, I’m not starving myself, no, I’m not working out obsessively. I eat smaller portions of food, eat healthier things, and work out 3-5 times a week, depending on how I feel. I also started taking antidepressants a little over two months ago. Being here is stressful and depressing. The staff keep fucking up on my medication though, which is absolutely horrid. Withdrawals suck.
On a happier note, I also have been seeing a boy for a little over 3 months. Quite a nice fellow, G is. He’s a nerd and a geek, of course. I’m working on coaxing him gently towards the kinkier side of things. We’ll see how that goes. In any case, I’m trying to get myself all straightened out. I want to finish up the CNA program and get certified, start the Phlebotomy program and get certified, get my Driver’s License (finally), and finish up the 8 credits I need for my Associate of Arts and Science degree. I am still contemplating the military after I finish up Job Corps. Air Force or Navy, methinks. I got a 90 out of a possible 99 on my ASVAB. So ah, not too shabby. I would like to retake it and see if I can score another 3 points higher, however. I would prefer to be Tier I instead of Tier II 😛
I hope everyone is doing well. In a nutshell I’m alright, just incredibly busy. Cheers,