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BIG storm and SCHOOL update

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Tomorrow we're in for a BIG storm. 1-2 FEET of snow! This is the biggest one we've had in years. They're talking blizzard conditions. I've charged miine and hubby's cell phones, and this laptop is charged all the way too - just in case we lose power. I'm hoping they declare a state of emergency so hubby doesn't have to go to work Friday night - Saturday morning, when the storm is supposed to be at its worst.

School update - through a tough decision, I've decided to withdraw from this semester. It was a tough decision, but since I hadn't made it there in three weeks, that was some kind of sign that I don't want to go. Some of it, I think, is due to being afraid to drive on the highway. I've had so many near misses due to idiot drivers lately that being on the highway makes me nervous.

The other issue is that I'm not even sure I want to go to school for what I was going to school for. I didn't go to college right after high school because I didn't know what I wanted to do. Then, when I figured it out in my 30s, I went back to school. Now I'm back to square one - not knowing what I really want to do with my life. It's crazy because I fought so hard to be able to go to school this semester, and now I don't want to go. I'm not at a crossroads - I seem to be at a dead end. UGH!

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LINDA! 2/9/2013 6:49PM

    I am sorry about the snowstorm. I am living in Florida but lived in the north most of my life. How I remember the treacherous roads and the blowing snow.

Best of luck to you. I also had quite a problem figuring out my major in college. I ended up in a good job but it did not have anything to do with my major.

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1BEACHWALKER 2/8/2013 2:17AM

    What state do you live in? Hope you don't mind my asking..just so we know when it hits we will know what area you are in & to get updates on the area if you lose power and can't tell us. We just got the rain today in Florida that is swirling around to go up to the NE! Big system! Hope all works out for the best for you & it doesn't get as bad as they think. Always good to be prepared! We have kits every year ready for hurricanes in the summer.
You can always study any advancements in Technology, if that may interest you. We heard they can't fill lots of jobs down here in Tampa because no one is educated enough to fill the openings! Move to FL where they have no snow blizzards! I think you did the right thing though, no sense in wasting money, if it is not want you want. Best of luck! emoticon

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BOBBYD31 2/7/2013 7:56PM

    good luck with the snow, wish it was here. as for school you have to do what is best for you

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BROOKLYN_BORN 2/7/2013 6:59PM

    I just saw the weather report saying it will likely surpass the Blizzard of 78. That one I remember! This time I'm not living in the path of the storm.
"Cell phones, laptop" - All stuff that didn't exist back then, but even with all our technology, weathering a storm is still really tough. Stay safe and warm.

Regarding your quitting school for the semester. Many decades ago I did the same thing. It was grad school, but something just didn't feel right. Because women were underrepresented in my field of study, I felt had let down myself and my whole gender. I went in a different direction that turned out much better in the end. Trust your intincts and keep searching. You'll find the right path for you.

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ARCHIMEDESII 2/7/2013 1:48PM

    Three days ago, they were saying 6-12 inches. two days ago, it was 6-15+ inches. Yesterday is when they starting talking 2+ feet in the city ! From what they are saying two storms are going to converge right over us. I think it's been a couple of years since we had a 2ft plus storm.

I went to the grocery store to pick up a couple of things this morning and it was already crowded. Can't imagine what it's going to be like tonight and tomorrow morning. Hopefully your hubby is non essential and won't have to go into work.

Sorry you had to quit school for this semester, but perhaps that's for the best for now. it was making you very anxious. Take some time to clear your head and decide what you want to do. It's never too late to go back and get an education. These days there are lots of people going back who spent years in the workforce first. it's not all kids right out of high school anymore.

What is something you have a passion for ? Steve Jobs talked about what led him to starting Apple computers and do you know what he said ? Taking a class in typography and calligraphy. That class led him into a career in computers and design.

Who knows where your passion can lead you ?

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CANDICE293 2/7/2013 11:58AM

    We are in for a big snowstorm here in Ontario. I'm worried because the BF has to drive home late at night from work.


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SLACHETKA103145 2/7/2013 11:40AM

    I am really glad it is not WI for a change! Seriously I hope that it really isn't too bad...


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TRUCKERWIFE2 2/7/2013 11:38AM

    Good luck with the storm. I've lived through a real bad blizzard here in Idaho back in '89 and one a few years ago. Glad you are preparing for it. Have you been tested for what job occupations might suit you best? DD went to college for welding which she loves and found that farm welding is not the same as industrial welding. She took a test and is back in school studying computers. Hope you find what you are looking for. Also you might think about getting a general studies degree or go for liberal arts. Just a suggestion.

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BEVENH 2/7/2013 11:32AM

    We have had one heck of a winter here in Utah. We have received feet of snow this year. Be careful out there. Best of luck.

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