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A Fine Line - Between Chaos and Creation

Everybody seems to think I'm lazy; I don't mind, I think they're crazy...


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NaBloPoMo 2012 - Day Five
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alec_towser
"Remember, remember, the fifth of November..."

Blah, blah, blah... insert requisite commentary about Guy Fawkes' Day and the Gunpowder Plot. I do that every year. So for something completely different... we'll shift topics to RL.

I managed to find part-time work doing random office stuff for the school I was registered with when I was homeschooled. It's great stuff. :D

What's also great is that I have a job interview with a homeschooling bookstore on Wednesday (it's a store that sells textbooks, science kits, and the like to homeschooling parents). If I get that, it'll help my financial situation out significantly.

However... as with all things that sound potentially too good to be true, there is most definitely a catch. The store's busiest time is...go figure, the summer. And they want this position to be a part-time to eventual full-time. So this means I'll most likely have to give up going to Quadra next summer. Again.

I can't speak for others who have gone away to a CSTC several summers in a row, but for me... I consider HMCS Quadra to be my home away from home. Regardless of what changes have occurred in the way the camp is run; regardless of what position I've been in (course cadet, staff cadet, officer); regardless of which of my friends have/have not been there, or the people I meet; regardless of how stressful things have ever gotten while I've been there (sometimes driving me to break down into tears)... I always feel that as soon as I set foot on base at the beginning of the summer, I've come home. No matter what crap I endure while I'm there, those summers have always been the best time of my life.

Last year, I didn't finish my officer paperwork in time, and I didn't go to Quadra except to visit for Alumni Day (which was nowhere near being the same). That was the most depressing summer of my life. Everyone was either gone on vacation (or to Quadra), or they lived too far away to go visit/for them visit me. I barely had any work, and I spent most of the time not doing much of anything. Granted, this summer I'd have more work, but still.

The idea that I'll most likely have to miss a second summer there... to me, that's just heartbreaking.