Saturday, April 3, 2010

Life Update-Explanation For Not Blogging Lately.

So I haven't been around much. Blogging that is. I have only posted things that don't take much effort.

So after high school, I wanted to live the good life and work for a year, save up, and party to the hardest. So I did that, realized that I wanted an education and get a career. I decided I wanted to be a dog trainer. I love animals, all kinds, if I had to make a list of my animals, it would be 3 dogs, 2 cats, a ferret, a bird and 2 mice. Its the whole fricken food chain! Anyway, I figured, what better to do than to pursue a career in the field of animals?!? So I went to "Dog College", (that's not its name but I don't want to get in trouble for bad mouthing them), the college is actually in California, it's a beautiful campus. So I signed up to do it online from here in Florida.
The program was supposed to be completed in 16 weeks, 14 at the earliest. I got about 12 weeks into it and was SO tired of working with dog's and their owner's I called dog college and told them to put my account on hiatus. Well, after that I went back to school at an actual college here in Orlando, and have just recently(in the past 8 months) declared my major. So, dog college calls me up a few weeks ago and pretty much said, "Hey ASS, we know you dont want to become a dog trainer, but you signed up for this crazy freaky payment plan and you cant finish paying it off until you finish the program." So, im taking 5 classes at college here, I am already so overloaded with homework and upcoming exams, and dog college tells me that I can skip the last two steps (volunteering and being a mentor to a newer student) by just automatically taking 5 points off my final exam. I took that minus five points in a heartbeat! So they sent me my final and told me I had a week to finish it starting last Monday. It was 150 multiple choice and 45 essay questions. I wanted to cry. Last week was the week of 3 exams in actual human college. I don't think I slept for at least four days. All my hard work, and determination payed off though!! I passed all three exams with flying colors and I will find out Tuesday if I am a certified dog trainer.
The good part, the only reason im not kicking myself for wasting the 4,787 dollars on dog college is, it gives me something to fall back on if I want a career change when im older. So now its back to the grindstone of human college, finals are coming up, presentations are due, but I figured out my schedule for this year and its looking like I dont have to take 6 classes each semester until I graduate! I can take 2 classes over summer, that way I only have to take 4 classes this fall and 4 classes next spring and im done!! I am so excited to be able to say I will have my AA by next spring! Took me long enough. :)
I also have been working about 45 hours per week since we lost an employee a few weeks ago, so not much has been going on. Posts will resume on a more regular basis hopefully soon.


  1. holy smokes woman! Your determined. I'm proud of you though.

  2. Damn it really does sound like your overloaded to the max, although dog college does sound kind of fun, i can imagine the crackpot owners you come across, i mean HELL i went to a store this weekend that sold jean SKIRTS for!!

  3. It's always good to have a fall back. Before I graduated, before I found a job, I was thinking of going to bar tending school just in case. And even if you don't use it as a fall back, dog training is something you can do on teh weekends for a little extra income