Wednesday, July 24, 2013


My sister, who you can read about here, is attending a small art school in Redmond, WA. She has a lot of legitimate complaints about her school, which makes me question my choice to attend a school that I know hardly anything about, and to pay them a lot of money to take their classes. Will it be worth it?

Megan and I both attended and graduated from the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. We both started school there immediately after high school, earned BAs and upon graduating thought we would get jobs, work, etc. But things didn't go so smoothly for either of us. Megan works hard but hates her job, and now she works part time and attends school. I work less hard, I've finally found a job I like, and I'm about to start attending school.

The only photo I could find from College.

It makes me think maybe I would have benefited from more guidance while I was in school the first time. But then again, I was very sure of myself and about the path I wanted to be on (read: stubborn). But that path ended the day I graduated from UW. No one wanted to give me a job that had anything to do with what I studied. And the reason I studied what I studied, was because I loved it. That doesn't easily translate into a real job.

It doesn't really matter, though. I grew as a person in college, and learned plenty. Now I get to do it again, on my own terms, and on my own dime. At least Jackson will soon have a Starbucks.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

El colegio central

Central Wyoming College is based in Riverton, Wyoming. I have never been to Riverton, and I don't plan on going any time soon. I am, however, starting classes through the school in September. Lucky for me there is a satellite campus in Jackson. Since I live in Idaho, I have to pay out-of-state tuition, which stinks. I am hoping for some kind of tax break at the end of the year. Does anyone know about tax breaks for school?

The Central Wyoming College mascot is the Rustler. "What is a Rustler?", you might ask.

I learned from Jon that a Rustler is someone who steals cattle. And a Wikipedia search confirmed this: Rustler redirects to Cattle Raiding.

Wyoming is full of guns and Republicans, so I guess this makes sense.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Galletas cookie

Just made up chocolate chip cookie recipe: 1/2 cup almond flour 1/3 cup whole wheat flour 1/3 cup regular flour 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 t vanilla 1/2 t baking soda 1/4 t salt 2 T coconut oil, melted 3 T soy or almond milk 1/2 cup chocolate chips 1/2 cup chopped nuts. I chose macadamia nuts, the most expensive nut in the world! Combine everything. Form into balls and moosh down flat. Bake at 350F for 10 minutes. I also added 1 t maca powder. Since they are kind of healthier than normal cookies, does that mean it's okay to eat a bunch of them at 10:30PM? I hope so.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Estudios de enfermera

I have begun the jumping through of many hoops on the path to entering nursing school.

The only school near where I live is Central Wyoming College. They have a campus in Jackson. At first I thought I didn't want to go to a school in Wyoming... But then I thought, sure I do! It's cheap, close to where I live (and where I want to continue living), and I'll be a genius compared to the other people going to school there!

That last point might prove to be false.

But anyway, I haven't even told my parents about this decision of mine. Jon thinks it's a great idea. And so do I! Especially the part about RNs making tons of money. And by tons of money I mean more than $30k a year. To me, that is tons of money.

I start classes in September, just some basic stuff, pre-reqs, science courses. Then if I get accepted to their nursing program (they only take 8 people a year...), I would start real nursing classes in Fall 2014. It's a long way off, but I'm very excited about it.