So the move back to the States was prompted by my need to finish college. I want to work as a Neo-Natal nurse, and there were no programs offered on the base or out in town that I was able to attend. I fell into a pretty bad depression where I quit blogging and quit contributing to Trekaroo. I wasn't me, I didn't engage with my kids, I didn't do housework, cook or anything other than sit on the couch and be miserable. I felt stupid, stuck and worthless. Education has always been important to me, I was a straight A student, always on the honor roll. I had big dreams from the time I was in Kindergarten. I was going to grow up to be an attorney, have a house on a private island and buy my Aunt Jen a Ferrari. Obviously, it didn't turn out that way. I dropped out of high school in 10th grade, pregnant with my daughter. Then I was married, pregnant again at 19, and did not get my GED until I was 21 years old. I spent two years raising my son and by 23 I was pregnant again. I'd tried to go to school, but my husband was newly enlisted into the military and we had very little money with children to care for. So I bounced from dead end job to dead end job. It sucked. So now that my boys are finally in school and I had free time to myself...I found I couldn't even enroll in a program I had my heart set on. So I threw one hell of a long lasting pity party that ended up with me and the children coming home.
So that's where I've been, but it's not all I've done! I shall be updating again soon with lots of little stories, including my experience lugging 5 huge bags of luggage, three carry on bags and a laptop case on a train by myself, in Japan. That was a hilariously painful experience I just can't wait to share!.Pin It