Life and Things


I’ve been keeping myself busy lately catching up on all the books I’ve downloaded hoping to read when I’m not busy. I wanted to tell you about one author I particularly like lately named Sykla Madi. She is an excellent writer and I especially like her books based on mixed martial arts fighting. She has an excellent series called the Consumed series: Consumed, Too Consumed, and Forever Consumed. It’s a series with romance with some fun fighting  and competition in it. Her most recent series are novellas: Broken, Twisted, and Damaged. That series isn’t finished so I am anxiously waiting for the next novella in the series. 

In the Broken series, Emily, a nurse follows home Jia, a man she doesn’t know who broke her tablet accidentally on the train home. Emily is poor and doesn’t have the money to fix her tablet. She ends up in an underground caged fighting competition with Jia where everyone fights, often to the death, to win money and work for a dangerous mobster. Jia protects Emily, while using her to locate his brother who supposedly was working for the mobster. A relationship develops between Emily and Jia who must work together to survive and free themselves from the hellish world of the mobster and underground fighting.

  

So, while I wait for Jia and Emily’s story to continue I have been trying to arrange to take the last course I will need for a Residential Design Certificate. I’m all registered but the complicated part is that the prof doesn’t think I can do well without having the lectures taped for me. So, since I am a disabilities student I can apply for money that might pay for the course and textbook and money for things like a tape recorder. You apply through student loans and it’s a ridiculous process. First, I needed to wait and get my Alberta Student number. Now, I need to wait one to two weeks to get a pin to access my diploma marks from high school. I mean I have a university degree, shouldn’t they want those marks? Then, both for the U of A and for applying for grant money I need to have my doctor write a letter and fill a form out for me. Once that is done, I can finally complete the application online to the Alberta government and the disabilities application to the U of A. And all this needs to happen before the course starts mid- September! 

I haven’t decided on what I will do with myself after this course. I feel a strong pull towards Creative Writing and would really like to start a Masters in Fine Arts at the UBC. I could only do a course at a time but I think I can do it. My other direction of thoughts goes to the U of A and a certificate in drawing. I’m actually a pretty good artist and I would love to get that certificate. But I might love writing just a bit more.

Being single again isn’t as hard as I thought it would be. I guess I wasn’t as in love as I thought because even though many activities remind me of A, I have no desire to go back to the way things was. I have some freedom back and I like that. It’s more time to spend with family and friends. As for dating, I just think it’s a little fast yet to go there. I just don’t want to waste time with guys I know there’s no connection with or just want sex. I guess a lot of girls are just good to sleep with whoever but I’d like to get to know the person so I can trust them before I give that out. It makes me old fashioned but I think someone who is interested in you for your whole package is better then some guy who is just thinking about sex. 

Going to the salon tomorrow, coffee Thursday, and out for lunch Friday. The rest of the time I’ll be reading and waiting for that letter from the Alberta government. Also, thinking about getting a new iPad. My old one is 16GB and full. I need something with more memory. Take care all! 

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2 thoughts on “Life and Things”

  1. It’s always tricky trying to decide on courses, isn’t it? I loved my degree when I did it, and it helped with life skills, but in the end I haven’t used it as much as I thought it would. Maybe it was the wrong choice!

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    1. I don’t think you can go wrong educating yourself. As my old boss use to say ” knowledge is portable.” I first chose an English degree because I thought that it is important to know how to write in any field. My old neighbour, an engineer often despaired because engineers would come fresh out of university and wrote awfully bad. I think education teaches us how to think and look at things in different perspectives then we are use to. So, I doubt you made the wrong choice. Also, I’d like to add that being someone who hasn’t been able to work in the real world long due to illness my degree and any education I take keeps me occupied, keeps my mind thinking, and only increases in me that I want to learn more in various subjects. Just because I cannot work does not mean I want to stay ignorant of knowledge and things going on in the world — something else education has done for me 🙂 thanks for reading!

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