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Various woes

Before I start whinging, did ya'll see me get trolled?
That was awesome!

Anyway... what about news from the real world?

Last week I crashed Colin, my beloved car into another car. Let's not go into the details of how I managed to hit a parked car in a driveway. I just did, okay. They suffered minor damage but Colin is alas, dead. I miss him lots. :(

I have a new car now, a 1994 Mazda 121. Her name is Delilah. She's growing on me but driving her is so different to being in Colin. She's such a girly car and Colin was a V6 and totally bogan. I'm used to a car with serious guts so it feels weird to be in this little one. I'll get used to it.

The most important thing is my decision. I decided I was going to go to CIT to study Animal Technology. I enrolled in my classes yesterday and I start on Tuesday. :-S

The course has long hours and I'm really nervous. I don't think I'm ready to go back to school. But I'm determined to go. I know it's just nerves. I'm worried my hypochondria will set in and I'll be struck down by some imaginary condition again. I've lost my voice and been paralysed. Maybe I'll go blind or something this time. Stupid hypochondria.

On Tuesday, I have to go to an all day class that's supposed to get us working with microscopes. It sounds exciting and I suppose it means we'll be using them a lot in other classes too. So, that sounds fun! I'm sure I'll love it when I get there, but I'm still really freaking out. A have a few other classes, including another all day one before term proper starts on the 16th. I'll be studying full time, which means I won't be able to work as well. My Mum isn't even keen on my doing that much study but I'm ready to try. I'll never be healthy if I don't plunge in and make a start. I just hope I swim.

However, that brings us financial woes. My Mum can't afford to keep supporting me. Money's kinda tight. I'll have to go to Centrelink, but what I read online makes it sound like I'm not eligible for Austudy or anything. So, I don't know what we'll do. For a start, my new car cost nearly $3000, plus I owe another $1000 excess for the insurance on the car I hit. My parents have to pay it, I have no money at all.

Needless to say, China is a LOOOOOOONG way off now.

Maybe I should work harder on getting TI published. Or enter some of the big money writing comps. Seems to me like that's the only chance I've got of making any money for at least the next two years. I can't get a job now because I'm not qualified for anything and no one wants me. It'll take me two years to get the qualifications I want. That's just life, I guess. Totally sucks.

Anyway, that's it really. I'm nervous about going to school and I'm nervous about money. And a little nervous when I drive my new car, because I feel like I'll be killed with the slightest impact!

Also, I have a suspicious new mole, but that's actually the thing that I'm LEAST nervous about. I'm more concerned about what the oncologist's bill will be for looking at it or worse still removing it than I am about its potential to kill me.


( 4 comments! — Make Remark! )
Jan. 30th, 2009 08:10 pm (UTC)
But you're moving in the right direction, that's what counts!

Microscopes! I'm remembering college and everything you said to me about all the science subjects I did... :P
Jan. 31st, 2009 07:05 am (UTC)
Definitely try entering some comps! It's a great idea and a sure-fire way to procrastinate when you should be doing homework. :D

I'm so glad you chose the Animal Technology course - it felt like the best fit for you and I think you'll really enjoy it. Just take it easy and don't be afraid to ask for help if you need it. From anyone.
Jan. 31st, 2009 11:37 pm (UTC)
One way you can earn on the side is with online survey sites like rewardscentral, myopinions, and pureprofile. I've made like a hundred dollars over a year or so. I mean I know it's not a lot but it beats a kick in the teeth.
I get paid cash in my job, so I use what I earn from those sites to stop bank fees sending my account negative.

edit: managed to accidentally select xmas icon. whoops

Edited at 2009-01-31 11:37 pm (UTC)
Feb. 1st, 2009 01:38 am (UTC)
You will swim, because you're an extrordinarily strong person and you'll have all of us here supporting you if/when you need it.
As for all the other concerns, I have no advice, but lots of sympathy and hugs.
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