It's Jocie, again, with another Christmas journal.
We got 20 days left before Christmas.
I hope you guys haven't fallen behind.
I know they're a lot of work. I spend about an hour and a half making mine.
I really encourage you guys to make some, so you have something to look back on later.
I stopped by this park to take a couple of photos, so that I could show you guys the weather.
I love this park. It's one of my favorite parks to visit.
I used to come here to walk around, think about stuff, and relax.
I haven't done that in awhile. I miss it.
I haven't really had the chance to give myself time to do the things I like to do.
Growing up sucks.
I miss getting on here and going to sleep at 4 AM talking to people.
The site has died down a lot. I guess, I just miss the old days.
I miss dedicating so much time to things I love to do.
Work really gets in the way of that.
I also feel selfish for complaining, because thanks to my job I have a roof over my head.
Sometimes, I can't believe how much better my life has become in certain areas.
I used to live in pretty horrible conditions and now I live in a decent home.
I've worked really hard. I'm broke all the time, but I have a place to call my own.
The weather here in Arkansas is pretty random.
Sometimes, it's super cold. Sometimes, it's super hot.
You just NEVER know.
I'm praying that it doesn't snow this year.
I'm just not a fan of the snow.
If you driven in it, you see where I'm coming from.
I just hate driving when it snows and not knowing if my vehicle is going to spin out of the road.
My dream job would be to work for the government.
I'd love to do something public service related or work for a non-profit.
I would mainly like to focus on the educational aspect of it, too.
If I can't work with progressing the education of adults, anything government related, would make me happy.
After a lot of hard thinking, I decided that the public school system isn't for me.
I have a lot of passion for public service and helping out the community.
I know I get political and I ramble a lot, but I do care about my country.
I do care about about the people living in this country -- all the people living in this country.
I feel like I can't work for the public school system, because I'd have to witness the school-to-prison pipeline at work.
I wouldn't be able to any say on how everything is structured and that sense of helplessness would just crush my motivation.
So, yeah, hopefully, after I graduate I can go work for a non-profit or for the government.
I recently changed schools as well.
It just wasn't working with the college I was attending.
I feel what shook me the most was the fact that I was threatened in class while giving a speech.
And seeing someone get away with making such threats by saying that he forgot to take his medicine.
The school also has raised tuition about 4x since I started to attend.
The teachers were pretty pretentious and my adviser was pretty awful.
Now, I'm at a new school and majoring in something I've always wanted to do.
I'll say things are slowly starting to get better.
I'm just about to start on my journal. :3
I like this one a lot, the background music is pretty. <3
Government jobs usually have fairly nice retirement benefits too, which is nice. xD
Good luck with finishing school, your old ones sounded horrible so hopefully this new one will be better. xD
I can't wait. D:
I have to go read everyone's journals from last night.
I got home a couple of hours ago and I started to do my journal. x-x
These journals take forever.
Yeah, I just had to leave. D: It was pretty bad.
I got into an argument with my adviser, because every semester she won't register me for classes.
She usually gets someone else to do it.
It's just a mess with her.
I never had a good adviser either, I just figured stuff out my self. >>
Usually I would just have to be like, I'm taking this class.
They look good. xD
I'm usually too tired to put in this much effort. D:
She said I needed to treat her with the "utmost courtesy" and I'm like "Why? Because I urged you that I needed to get registered for classes?"
I'm not gonna kiss your ass for you to do your job correctly.
I hate having that attitude, but I am paying thousands and thousands to attend college.
I don't expect an adviser to revolve their entire lives around me, but when you repeatedly -- just casually refuse to register me in a timely manner every semester, it gets old.