At this moment, I am trying to do a thousand different things at once. My mind is in a whirlwind almost all the time. So, let me try to catch you up.
I’m in the middle of a job search. I love working with customers, but some of the rules from upper management (NOT my store manager, just to be clear), are stupid and ridiculous and makes the job hard. There are quite a few people who are upset.
I had been studying for the CompTIA Cloud + certification since January. I am happy to report that I passed on April 19. Yay me! So what does that mean? Well, theoretically, it means I have the knowledge to go into a cloud position somewhere. Unfortunately, I don’t have the experience, so that’s part of what my job search is for.
I’m planning on studying for the Network + certification as well. Theoretically, I studied for it before the Cloud + test, but I want to make certain I can pass it. I’m also going to take an ITIL and possibly Security +. Long story short, I’m going to be doing a lot of studying to get a good foundation in the information technology field.
My children are doing well, even though they aren’t children really. Princess is 20, and is at home now. We’re working on communicating better. She often brings her nieces over to stay the night. I like them even though they aren’t “blood.” I’m trying to get them to call me “Auntie Moo” but I don’t know if that will ever happen.
Boo is 19. She just finished her freshman year at community college. And while she didn’t get straight A’s, she kept going, and I’m proud of her for that. She has decided to be an middle school English teacher. It is a noble calling.
Little Bit is 13 and seems to have adjusted to public school pretty well. She loves Social Studies and her flute class. She has quite a few friends.
But one of the things that has been keeping me busy is that we are dealing with depression. Boo was diagnosed first. We’ve been very open with it. She sees a therapist. I make sure she knows she is loved. And that God gives us all feelings, both good and bad.
But then Little Bit came up. It was just her and me in the house. She says, “Mom, I need to let you know that I’ve been feeling depressed to the point of hurting myself.” Well, so we’ve been dealing with that. I got her in to see the same therapist as Boo. I took her to the pediatrician’s office. I’ve been very open with her as well.
But that’s taken quite a chunk of my time and energy. In fact, it’s drained me. I was not expecting it. She doesn’t show the typical “signs.” It felt a bit out of left field, and knocked me for a loop. I have moments I can’t breathe. But I take moment, catch my breathe and keep going.
I’ve also been practicing my photography. I went to the Ozark Pirate Fest last weekend, and took over 1000 pictures. Which I also need to edit. But I had a lot of fun and got quite a few nice shots. I would love it if you go over to my Facebook page and let me know which ones you like. Gardner Photographix was named after my dad.
Let’s see… job search, studying, depression, photography. Oh, I guess I should mention Dale. 🙂 He’s the love of my life. He’s so very supportive of everything I do. He’s my best friend.
Well, I think that’s all. I’ve got to go to work soon. I’m going to try to keep up on my writing. Have a great day everyone.