Saturday, August 21, 2010

Blog Confessional #201

Welcome to the confessional!

Here's how it works.  Every week I post a confession and invite and encourage others to post a confession of their own.

Confessions can be deep, funny, emotional, hysterical, happy, sad, angry, ranting, thankful, wishful, wistful, regretful, joyful, simple or complex.  Confessions can be posted using your name, a clever profile name or anonymously.

For myself, the confession I post will be meant for public knowledge about me.  That said, I intend to also anonymously post confessions intermingled among others that I don't necessarily want to be known by family and friends who read.

My confession this week is that I have decided on a career change.  I enrolled in a course online.

I'm a bit of a smarty pants.  School was always easy for me.  I graduated at the top of my high school grad class.  I even have a little plaque to prove it.

From the age of 13 I worked nearly full time in addition to keeping up with school.  I waitressed in a hotel restaurant 4 or 5 hours weeknights and full shifts on the weekend.  By my math that comes to 36 to 41 hrs a week.  Still, I had no trouble keeping up with my school work and had great marks.

This is not to brag since I know that pretty much everyone has an aptitude for something.  Mine just happened to be learning.  It's definitely not athletics, or mechanics, or technology.

The point is, learning used to be so easy for me.  Key words are "used to be".

My confession is that at this age and stage of my life, it's no longer so easy!  I'm finding it quite a challenge to have all this information coalesce into something that makes sense.  Specifically, it seems I've lost my ability to understand legalese.  I keep reading and re-reading all these acts and legislation and it just...baffles me.

Maybe I need a tutor?

In any case, it is going to be okay.  I feel my learning muscle beginning to flex and tone itself.  I just need to keep at it to get it back into shape.

As always, I welcome comments on my confession. 
What about you?  Do you have a confession you'd like to share?  Remember, you can do it using your name, a profile name or anonymously.  Just click "...added their 2 cents" below to open the comment box.  I'd love to hear your confession! 


  1. Get a tutor! It's okay! It's important that you learn...not that it's easy. I'm proud of you for taking on something new!

    This has been a sucky week in some ways for me and in other ways a great week. Monday I found out through email that a women I love who was really important in my life at one time, who I still think about often (she's also one of my Facebook friends)has Stage Three Ovarian Cancer. She had surgery Monday to have a list of items removed from her body. She's my age. I could hardly breathe when I found out.

    I also found out that one of my most valued co-workers is secretly looking for another job and that the owners of my company are not going to let someone go that has worked with our company for about thirty years because they can't afford to keep her and live the lifestyle they have grown accustomed sucks.

    I did however spend my weekend with some of my oldest friends so that was a big plus!

  2. What I meant to say is that the owners of my company ARE letting the thirty-year vet go...

  3. Awww, dearest Dean. Thank you so much for the support. It also helps me be accountable. Two very good things.

    That is just awful news to receive about someone who is or has been so significant in your life. I've had a couple of aunts pass away but you sort of expect them to go before you. When it's someone your own age, it throws mortality in one's face. I can barely breathe when I hear about someone not close to me being that ill. I don't know how I'd react if it were one of my important people. Hugs and prayers for both of you and all her other important people too.

    You've worked for them for such a long time as well. It must be so difficult for you, loving your job and the owners and understanding why they are letting her go but on the other hand...

    Old friends are the best medicine. Really they are. The next best is new friends.

    When do Roz & Sam head back to university?

  4. I may have missed something somewhere--are you becoming a legal assistant? I knew you were thinking about college, but my tired brain forgets what for at the moment.

    OH, and I just noticed the "My Secret Wish" banner right next to this comment box! Wow, how long has it been since I read some blogs? Answer: WAY too long! Thanks so much, sweets! You're the best!

  5. lol Mortgage broker, Talena.

    You're totally welcome!


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