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“Sorry, I have no space left for advice.  Just do it” Donald Westlake

 

Well, so much for the ‘mull it over’ process. I have officially registered for school in the fall. Assuming financial aid comes through (I applied past the deadline), I will be attending a small community college starting August to get my general credits out of the way.

I go back and forth between being really confident about it, to being completely unsure. On one hand, it’s necessary if I want to progress in my field. On the other, I spend at minimum 11 hours a day out of my home at work/commuting to work, and have several other jobs / volunteer endeavors that take up another 1-2 hours each night.

One of my managers and I were discussing it this morning, and she mentioned the reason she hasn’t gone back and finished up was because she also makes the same commute, and knows that she wouldn’t be able to devote all the time she needs to it to make sure she gets good grades.

When I was going to school in the past, there were a lot of negative things going on in my life that took my attention away. I was working all the time, taking care of my drug addict mother, trying to make sure my brother and I had dinner, and that his homework was done. School wasn’t a priority, life was.   Now I am in a place where mentally I am much healthier, but so far as time goes, things are still just as busy, if not worse.

The support I have received from my friends has been overwhelming. So many have come forward and given advice, talked about study sessions, and offered help in the subjects I know will suffer (I can’t math). I am very blessed with that, but also know that it relies on me.

Either way, we will see how this adventure pans out come August. First thing is I have to make sure I can get aid this semester. If not, it will have to wait until the winter semester.

 

In the meantime, it’s back to Faire this weekend for The Royal Ale and Art festival. Anyone who wants to see what it is we do can check out our etsy page at https://www.etsy.com/shop/alinkabove

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Enraged (Mature)

Disclaimer: Filled with rage.  Easily offended?  Don’t bloody read.

For the second time, the Republicans of Colorado have passed a motion to go to the Senate to ban abortion in Colorado, included in cases of rape and incest.

<rant> How fucking dare you tell me what I can or cannot do with my body?  How dare you bring your religion (of which you obviously don’t remotely understand) in to my life, in to my politics!  You give those rapists a permanent grasp over those girls!? You stand outside with your fucking picket signs against women getting birth control?  You refuse to educate your poor children?   I assure you, when you stand before your maker he will not only mock you, but send your worthless, bigot ass down to the deepest circle of hell where you can play with those rapists who you’re giving continual control over those girls!  </end rant>

Now for facts.  Why?  Because learning is fun!  Agree with me?  Find the list of the people who voted in favor of this blatant raping of our rights and fucking beat them in the face with a book.

Fact 1.) This entire belief that a fertilized egg is a person, while not new, has spent the majority of its time in history being rather unpopular .  It was around for a while between the 2nd and 4th century, then St. Augustine came forward and brought the concept that a human soul cannot live in an unformed body.  Then several (and by several I mean 12) centuries later, some Monk, and Pope Pius the IX decided that was inaccurate.  Despite that many cultures had some form of abortion or other available to their people.  The exception to that was Rome, which while a great empire, had other great ideas like pinning humans against large animals for sport.  It can’t survive without being in the womb?  It’s a parasite.  A parasite that has the potential to grow in to something wonderful, but still not a person with a soul yet.  A parasite.  The end.

Fact 2.) “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. ”  I pray to the gods that this requires no explanation.  If it does, please stop reading my blog and go read a book.

Fact 3.)  I am child of parents that did not want me.  While I am thankful to be alive now, I was not the first 18 years of my life.  That is an extremely personal thing to share, but I needed a good enough reason for people not to come out with the “YOU DON’T KNOW!!”  I do know.  I spent the first 18 years of my life being abused physically, mentally, and sexually.  Why?  Because Mommy didn’t want me and Step Daddy thought his new daughter had a nice rack.  I wish that on no one.  And in the argument of pleased to be alive, in MY RELIGION and to Christians with half a bloody brain, we believe that if a soul is meant to be on this earth it will.  If the gods (including the Christian one) believe that a soul is meant to be here, then it will.

I am free.  It is my body, my right.  You take your nonsense and shove it up your ass.

There are many additional facts going against this, but honestly, it took a lot of restraint not making this entire thing one giant rage post.   For other fun facts please see http://www.huffingtonpost.com/soraya-chemaly/womens-reproductive-rights_b_1345214.html

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