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Friday, August 26, 2011

I'm Alive.....Barely.

This is my "Hey I know I haven't posted in over a month so I'll try to condense the past month in a few short paragraphs" post.

At the moment, school rules my life. Mathematics/electrical troubleshooting is my master, and I am it's bitch. Yeah. Sounds sadistic, because it is. I go to class from 7:30 in the morning until 2:30 in the afternoon then turn around and go right back to school at 4:30 for open learning. Hopefully the long hours will pay off. Supposedly if I finish my course by September 6th, I will be able to advance to my job-specific training and be done with all this two weeks later.....unless I get put on some ridiculous medical hold or something. Let me not jinx myself though.

I am anxiously awaiting the day when I can kiss Great Lakes good-bye. I never thought I would say this, but it's even more boring here than back home. Like literally, all I do is go to school, eat, and sleep. I haven't been out in weeks. I guess that's my own fault for not reaching out and attempting to socialize with my shipmates, but at this point, I'm too jaded to be very sociable. Maybe I'll try a little harder in the "making friends" department when I get to my next duty station. I probably won't, but it never hurts to be faux-optimistic.

I'm planning on taking a trip back home for Labor Day weekend, so perhaps that will break up some of the monotony. Oh, and I have not one, not two, but three brand new roommates! Joy. I've met two out of three and they're tolerable so far, but that's only more motivation for me to hustle as hard as my brain will allow so I can get the hell up outta here.

I'll keep it short, because guess what? I'm getting up bright and early on a Saturday morning for more open learning. Til next time blogger world.