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Fortifying Friday - With Bated Breath

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I'm in a strange period where there are lots of things that *could* happen, but I'm waiting to see what does happen.

On School

4/5 transcripts have been received by the college. The transcript that is outstanding is my high school one. Perhaps hard to find as I've been out of high school for a *few* years. I know the college has received my application as not only have I received a student number, but the program head contacted me to request my written piece, which I had already submitted earlier the same day. Yes, it requires a written piece saying why you're interested and suited for the program. Hopefully, I've convinced them to let me in. Hopefully, my high school stops sucking and finds my transcript... My guess is that mine hasn't been digitized and they have to search for it. I have a campus tour booked for next week and will ask questions about work study and such.

Romantic Life

I had a lovely date this week with a nice man. It's refreshing to go out with someone who doesn't just want to get naked. Conversation wasn't awkward at all and I had fun :)

We're both busy people though, so who knows when a second date will happen.

Novel

While proposing an article to a magazine, I accidentally picked up a beta reader for my novel. The magazine had asked for a sample of my writing to be included, so I sent the first 50 pages. This is the good kind of waiting.

Article

I've submitted an outline for a potential article to a magazine and am waiting to hear if it will be accepted. I've been waiting for this magazine to be open for submissions for a while now. Just having the opportunity is exciting!

Finances

Obviously in order to take the year of school, money will be needed. I will likely go into some debt for this, but it will be worth it to get into a line of work that will make me happier. I need to apply to OSAP. Apparently, I can do this long before school starts. I may book an appointment to talk to someone at the college about the finances to get it all arranged or see if I can find out about this while there next week. I know there might be bursaries to help me too. I will need a new laptop for the course. All the books are electronic, which will be a pleasant change from the old days where we had so much to lug around. I suppose I might not need a locker unless I bring workout equipment.

Aunt

As far as I know, my aunt is still hanging on at the time of this posting. They finally found some pain medication she could have, so at least she's not suffering as much.

 

When faced with circumstances that are out of my control, I look to what I can control, so I've been spending time cleaning my condo. Ugh... So much junk to go through! But it's slowly improving. One day at a time.

I have a short story to get working on for an anthology. I've started it. Right now, 8,500 words seems far away, but I know it'll get easier as I go until I eventually find I've completed it. Then I'll have to edit it. I'm mostly enjoying writing this one.

And it seems like there is always laundry and dishes to do. That might be why I dislike those activities. There isn't really a way to be done with them.

I also have French to do. I totally meant to catch up this week, but that didn't happen. I need to find my library card as I have French books to renew! Better go do that before anything else... Have a wonderful weekend filled with whatever makes you happy!!!

Salut,
R~

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