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Grad school and finances

May 28th, 2012 at 02:13 am

In hopes of landing a better job, I went back to school and obtain my bachelors; unfortunately, like so many college grads I did not obtain a better job. However, I have recently surrounded myself with what I would call experienced professionals, who are now my mentors (shhhh they don't know it). Lol

It's funny, when I was a kid one of my teachers always said surround yourself with the smart kids and you will want to be better. Guess what as an adult, I have and I think I'm doing better as it pertains to my career.

Training classes offered free by my job, I would turn my nose up at. But as I realize the more you know the more marketable you are, plus the classes are free. So I have signed up for an excel course, HR course, grant writing as well as leadership course.

I have also joined a book club, I am the youngest, with woman who are 60+ all whom are former educators, doctors, lobbyist, nurses etc. I must say I have learned a lot

In addition, I've joined some professional groups. For example, the Black Republican Caucus, which I am executive board member, the ACLU in which I will be trained on rights restoration on Wednesday, and I am a board member of my local city's Community Relations Board. So professionally I think things are looking up


With all that said, I decided to apply for grad school Wink seeking a masters in human resource. Keep your fingers crossed


On a different note, I have punched the numbers and it seems at though the BF is short monthly about $150. The month isn't over yet but I think I'm pretty close. So we will be having a discussion. I think versus him giving me money every other week he should hold on to it until the bill comes and we split it.

That's it in a nut shell.

Kids

May 25th, 2012 at 03:32 am

I have never wanted children, and to be honest 38 years later I still don't. Having a kid in the house is driving me nuts. I really don't know how much longer I can do it.

SD has very bad hygiene problem that is driving me nuts. I feel like at 17 she doesn't need anyone to tell her to change your underwear, brush your teeth, wear clean clothes etc etc

I'm thinking WTH did your mother teach you or is this why your mother is so disgusted?

Last month she had dirty clothes mixed in with clean cloths and shoes in the bottom bathroom drawer that smelled like a dead body decaying. So I make her take her cloths out and tell her no cloths or anything in that bottom drawer. What do I see in there last night? Yep clothes again! I tell her take those clothes from our of that bottom drawer, she ask me why. Now I'm annoyed that she ask why but I respond simply, you are irresponsible and if I see anything in that bottom drawer it's going in the garbage.

Next she loses her cell phone charger, calls me to ask me if I have it, really? Long story short I don't have it. She as can she borrow mine, my response "No you need to learn to keep up with your things you may place your phone on my charger but you may not remove my charger"

Now this morning she decided I want my phone never mind if I am getting dressed and not properly ready to be seen to the world and barges in. Well Tuesday when she returns a conversation will be had, when that room door is closed you do not barge in.

Ughhh. Yes my mom and I do not get along but thank God she taught me about cleanliness.

What I can't stand

May 22nd, 2012 at 04:23 pm

Is someone who attempts to count my money. I'm home practicing using Excel and my BF comes home and says, " I don't have any money you need to take her(his daughter) to get some tights tomorrow, I'll give it back to you"

First of all don't tell me what I need to do, second of all I don't jump when a kid says they need something at the last minute, and lastly what makes you think I have money.

I was so annoyed I could scream but you better believe he is going to hear about once I calm down.

Rude just rude. I am so annoyed I can scream.

Yay I Did It!

May 15th, 2012 at 04:51 am

Yes I finally sent my last car payment to Bank of America!!!!!!!!!!! I am so happy, for one, its a purchase I did on my own (no cosigner) and even when I was unemployed for close to a year I managed to keep up the payments. I am so happy I am about to explode. OMG!

On a different note, the step-daughter finally washed her clothes. I had a little talk with her on Thursday of last week, but it doesn't help that the BF wants to be her friend vs. her father. They're both works in process but I have notice a few changes for the better

Now I am focused on the CC debt, and a new job now that the car is paid off.
My current job requires a lot of driving and I do not want to put too many miles which causes additional maintenance, with no raise mind you, on my car