School, work…etc

Hey Everyone! I know it’s been awhile since I posted. I recently started classes for graphic design. I already have a degree in medical office technology and I tried for a couple of years to get a job in that field, but didn’t have any success with that. Then I was a childcare provider for awhile.  I got tired of the long hours and low pay. The kids weren’t usually the problem. It was the parents who didn’t want to pay on time or they would want to dock my pay if they didn’t bring the kids (or if I was sick).  All I can tell someone who is thinking about being an inhome childcare provider is make sure you get contracts. I don’t care if the person is your family or friend. I tried to take the nice route instead of the professional route and I ended up overworked and underpaid.  That was my main motivation for going back to school.

Graphic design is something I’ve been wanting to learn for awhile and I’ve done a little bit. But I want to learn the advertising aspects and even learn how to make better graphics.  I would love to work for myself as I don’t think I do well in an actual office setting. I am more comfortable in a home office. I’ve still got at least another year of classes so I guess I will just have to see what is out there once I graduate.

I am still homeschooling my younger two. Rhiannon is 16 now and Trey is 11. Rhiannon did think about going back to public school but decided against it. She prefers to be able to do her school work on her on time and I understand that.  Trey just would not do well in a public school. He’s so used to being homeschooled and he prefers being here.  My oldest is working full time and for awhile his job had him away from home. But now he’s been home for the past few months and he’s working locally.  I love him but I wish he’d help out around the house.  He’s 19 and makes decent money,but yet he gets mad if we ask him to pay a bill or two(like the internet or water bill, things he uses).  I don’t charge him rent so it’s the least he could do.

Also, my 19 year old pregnant stepdaughter is moving back in with her daughter after not speaking to us for 5 months. I wasn’t excited about letting her come back and stay, but it was either she stay here or live on the streets. And I can’t let my grandchildren be homeless.  Of course, I’ve caught attitude from some people, which is to be expected because they know how she has treated us in the past.  But it’s just not in me to be a hateful person.  My stepdaughter is supposed to be waiting for an apartment to become available so I am praying that happens soon.

I think that just about catches y’all up on everything. I am hoping to post more giveaways soon, so look for those!

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