Monday, August 27, 2012

Learn and Earn

As I said before in my first post, I am a college student.  A college student at almost 40…what was I thinking? I will earn an A.S. degree in Web Technology.  It will take me longer than two years to achieve this as I do have a full time job also but I will not give up.  School starts today.  I am taking two online classes this semester, Introduction to Computer Technology and College Composition.  I am not concerned about the Computer Tech class at all however the College Comp has me a little anxious.  The book for that class is titled “The Pop Culture Zone: Writing Critically about Popular Culture”.  WHAT?  I have no interest in doing that at all but it is a class that I HAVE to take so I will try my best to give it my all.  We will see what happens with that…

I have been at my job for almost 14 years.  I have been promoted 4 times during that time.  As of right now my title is “Information Specialist”.  I am the webmaster, event coordinator, public relations and a lot of other things including washing dishes if that needs to be done.  I really enjoy my job.  I get to show my creative side.  I like most of the people that I work with and I am known as the comic relief/counselor, I take that position serious.    My co-workers know that they can bitch or gossip with me and it will never, ever go outside of my office.  Most days, we have a good time. 

Our office is somewhat offset right now.  One of my co-workers and dear friends has been diagnosed with a rare type of cancer.  She is 36 years old and has cancer in her adrenal gland, left ovaries, left lung, intestines and was just told she has an inoperable tumor on the left ventricle of  her heart.  We are all broken hearted over this.  She hasn’t been able to work since January of this year.  I miss her.  I miss her coming into my cubicle and propping her feet up on the corner of my desk and saying; “Want a potted meat sandwich?”  Oh how I love her.  Her presence is missed in this office.  And with that…I will close.



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