This is the worse year I've ever had. Many plans have been cancelled or not even started this year. I really want to forget this year ever happened. The only two great things that happen were 1. I moved out and 2. I have a steady, awesome full time job.
I do want to rant but I don't even know where to start. Well, I'll start with when things began to go south. During my whole time in medical school, my mother kept snarling in my face to get a job and to get my driver's license to get a car so I can drive myself to school. Not happening. I know myself well, I'm working now and I know I wouldn't have been able to handle both school and a job so I'm glad that I didn't go looking for a job while in school. Also, it would have been utterly pointless to get hired at a place to work for only a few weeks then quit it once I started working in my field. As for the car thing, unlike other teenagers, I COULD wait until I get my license and I wanted to get my name changed before I got my license.
Once I was finished with my school, everything would be ok, right? Wrong! Mother was clawing at me to go to interviews for a job in my field but she didn't understand that I had to wait until my medical license arrived in the mail. Well, here's a little thing that I want to share with you before I continue. Before the whole "Get a job, rawr!!!" started up my mother drilled into my head to "be prepared" Always, she told me to have a pen on me when going to interviews and always asked. "Do you have a pen? Don't forget the pen! Where's your pen? The the ink black in the pen!? They're going to say "I'm sorry but we can't hire you because you don't have a pen!" Pen, pen, pen!!!!"
Ok, now that's out of the way, here we go. I explained to her about the fact that I can't go to interviews without my license in hand but she cut me off - "If they like you enough, they can wait until you get your license." Really? I see your logic mom... it totally makes sense they won't give me a chance if I'm without a pen but without a card that says I'm license in my field of study they will gladly wait and not let the next person through the door get hired!
I finally got a license in the mail so my mother would pipe down... nope! She wouldn't feed me at all. She said I had to pay for my own food or starve. She was forcing me to get hired or else suffer... I'm not joking. (I don't remember if I have ranted about this but I'm going to again.) I was interviewed at the job that I wanted but I was there once a week in December getting interviewed and I had to call every time. Around January I felt like I was being strung along without getting a yes or no. I called and they said "We're really busy, call back in February." I knew they weren't taking me seriously so I looked again.
At the next job, I was told I was hired but that "job" didn't last long. First of all, the boss treated me like a baby. She cuddled me and said "Oh my god, you're just so cute!" I HATED that. My very first day, she made me go across the building and carry a giant teddy bear down the hall back to the clinic room. I was made fun of from the other employees and I really was angered by that because nothing was going on and someone else could have easily done that. She wouldn't let me work the tables, she would only let me do the chairs which made little to no money. I only worked a max of 5 hours and only the weekends. I expected to be working full time on the table. Not the chair for 10 hours a week. My boss thought I was crap, so crappy that she only let me to the chair. She told me I should buy a "cheap 5 or 10 dollar guitar from the pawn shop or swap meet and practice with that" .... there is no such thing as a cheap guitar, if anything, they're more expensive at the pawn shop. She took me off the payroll and that was a sign that I was going to be let off. I was hopeful however, throughout the month of February, I kept calling and asking when I can come back. She gave me the excuse that she was busy or that she needed to get everything together. She told me to watch videos and read practicals about some methods. Etc, etc, etc... I just gave up on her and went out to go looking for a new job.
March: I was getting really, really, REALLY sick of my mother tearing me apart. When I had that "job" she kept asking me for money for 'rent' and pure B.S. that I couldn't handle. I was also getting tired of going to many interviews. It was aggravating me. I kept having to hear the yelling from my mother and get so many headaches and I had no real peace. She never bothered to help me and only my dad or friend would take me to the interviews.
April: I moved out.
I couldn't take the crap. April 4th, I moved out of my parent's house and into my friend's. There was seething fits between my mother and I during my last trip. I was hoping to leave while she wasn't home but during the very last trip I needed to do, she was home. Oh well, after I left, I didn't speak to her at all. She spoke to me first after a while. Anyways, towards the end of April, I got a great job which I am working now.
May - October: My friend was still working at the past job but was let go in July and hasn't found one yet. I expected to be living in my own house with her but that hasn't happened yet. At this point, I'm depressed about my situation that I don't have my own car nor my own living place. I had the AnimeCon to loo forward too! I was very excited about it because it would my first time doing an England panel and a skit I've practiced with two other friends since March and it would really turn the year around.
November: Didn't happen. Instead, I had to cancelled BOTH the panel and my skit. I'm not going to go into the details as to why I had to but I didn't accept my friend's reason why they had to back out. We're still friends after having a talk about it (after not talking for a month) but I'm more aware of them.
December: I have my driver's license and am now looking for a car and home. I have given my friend many job applications and she hasn't done anything. I'm tired of her doing nothing at all. She hasn't even got an interview in the 5 months of being jobless therefore I'm going to move myself out of the current house and live on my own closer to work. I live 20miles from work and it takes about 25 mins to get to work. I'm just looking forward to having this year done and over with. Once I am living on my own, I'll be happier and more stable. With this being said, there will be no Secret Santa or KISSmas this year.
Sorry about this.