This is a rare event where I write a post about another blog. I have been reading dooce for a few years now. I have fallen in love with the Armstrong family. I love Heather’s snarkiness and humor, Jon’s support and funny faces, Leta’s youth and intelligence, Marlo’s innocence and sweetness, Chuck’s poses, and Coco’s way of reminding me of my own dog, Lilah. I read their posts of trial separation today. It makes me so sad. It makes me sad that a family that I’ve been following for so long is taking a break. That their life is taking a turn..for worse of better, who knows. I have been noticing that Jon was not in many posts, but I did not think anything of it.
I know…it seems kind of silly for me to be even remotely sad over a family who have no idea that I exist. It’s like a couple that I’m friends with are breaking up. And, now I am supposed to keep up with them separately instead of just having them together ALL THE TIME. I guess it would be like Dave and I breaking up (which I would like to think would never ever happen in a billion-gazillion years, but let’s be real; anything can happen). Very few people know Dave and I as our own person. It’s always DaveandJasmine; we are one and the same.
I wish the best for the Armstrong family and they are in my thoughts.
Here we are…trying to be productive. Get started on those three posts you have to do a week, I tell myself. You gotta read 4 chapters this week. You’re behind. Get to it. I say think to myself as I surf Facebook, read blogs, and everything else besides homework. It’s official:
The procrastination bug has bit into my ass.
Hey friends, life has been the same for me. School started. I am taking Marketing (LIS 5602) and Information Organization (LIS 5703). LIS 5703 is a required core class and LIS 5602 is a part of the leadership and management track I’m following. It seems that LIS 5703 will be the most difficult class. It is very labor and reading intensive. And, it seems that there is not a lot of group work going on. However, the professor is very nice and very helpful. He seems to want you to succeed and will help you as much as he can. LIS 5602 does not meet at all. All the work is through discussion boards and assignments. However, we have groups. And, one of my group mates from last semester is in it with me; so it might be a little easier for me, hopefully.
I had my evaluation at work the other day. I was worried I would get worked up and start crying. I was thinking back to teacher-parent conferences and I would ALWAYS cry. I don’t like it when people are disappointed in me. This evaluation, on the other hand, wasn’t so bad. I’m not gonna lie, it made me want to try again; to actually make myself a better employee. I guess that’s what evaluations are supposed to be. I do realize that I am somewhat harsher and harder on people I don’t like it. I am trying to move past that. I have to keep on reminding myself that my standards aren’t the same as everyone else’s (even though I wish very much) and that this is just a job and not a career.
Sometimes, I wish I was anywhere but here. Alone. With no obligations and responsibilities. Sometimes, the want and need for this is so overwhelming, it depresses me.
I feel selfish.