Thursday, August 25, 2005


So it's been a while, but let me update you a bit on what's been going on...

From August 10 - August 23, I had been working at the Iowa State Fair at Stockman's Inn. It was pretty fun, although the last few days got really hectic as most of the waitresses went back to college. We started out with about 6 or 7 waitresses for each shift, and the last day we had 3. It was pretty hectic and I ended up breaking down and sobbing in front of my boss for 20 minutes after I forgot about 2 tables and one of them let me know of their displeasure.

Lots of pigs at the fair

But that's over now and I think I'll work there next year again. I just won't work any 11am - 1am shifts anymore. (I worked three of them in a row right before the end of the fair.) My usual shift was 9am - 5pm, which I much preferred.

After the fair was over, I started trying to find a roommate up in Ames so I could feel like I was having somewhat of a typical college life (minus the binge drinking/whatever else people think of automatically when someone says "typical college life"). Then my friend Kim called and said she needed a roommate too, so we started looking for apartments in Des Moines (not Ames at all), but this search has turned out to be fruitless and frustrating. Apparently, there is such a thing called "Section 42" which means "low-income." And if you are a full-time student you are not allowed to live in this type of housing. (Even though being full-time and jobless makes me have a negative income.) But maybe this is for the best...

...Because I have been thinking more and more about transferring to another school. I have over the past year been realizing how much I really don't like DMACC and how much I wish that I had never gone there. So I decided to look into transferring to a university (preferably Catholic) with a nursing program. So far I've found Marquette in Milwaukee, WI and Catholic University of America in Washington, DC and Regis in Denver, CO. I requested more information from all of them and am still looking. If anyone has any suggestions, that would be lovely.

And I do feel a lot better now...there's just the issue of letting Kim know that I probably won't be getting an apartment with her because of the possibility of transferring. Hopefully that goes well and I don't loose the few friends that I have now.

But all will come in God's beautiful will, and I just have to be patient. He will reveal the right path to me, so I have nothing to fear!

Jesus, thank You for Your plans for my life. Help me to hear Your call and to follow You wherever you go!

Jesus, I trust in You!


Dana said...

sounds like you're going through some soul-searching times.

its okay that we haven't talked, i haven't exactly picked up the phone either.

i'll email you with all the down and dirty details of my life. miss you tons, love you even more!


sirhair said...

And you're great!
I hope everything works out... and I'll be here for you :-)