So, I wrote a whole long blog post and it somehow accidentaly got deleted. Here are the main points:
- I got a job! I’m teaching ESL to Chinese students online through VIPKid. You must have a Bachelor’s Degree or an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Development and 1 year experience with children. They prefer that it’s in the classroom, but they’ll accept tutoring, babysitting, and the like. If you’re interested, please let me know and I’ll give you more info! I’d really appreciate it if you use my referral link if you decide to apply: https://t.vipkid.com.cn/?refereeId=5980771 . My first class was actually really rough because the kid didn’t speak any English and just kept repeating everything I said. I have another class this Sunday though and I have faith that it will be better and that I’ll get better with each class that passes.
- I have been doing a terrible job on my TBR pile for the summer. I read through part-way through the fifth Outlander book then decided to re-read The Handmaid’s Tale even though I had just read it about a month ago. It’s just so good! I had a blog post about it, but I took it down as I am re-writing it along with my re-read.
- I was depressed for seven months, then I started to feel better, but it was apparently TOO better because I became manic. Now I’m rapid cycling which means one day (or for a couple days) I sleep all day, then the next day (or next couple of days) I have a ton of extra energy and want to do everything and spend all the money I don’t have. My doctor put me on lithium, which brings the total psychiatric drug count up to 8 and the count of medications that can cause weight gain up to 6-7. I get really sad when I look at pictures of me from when I was thinner and think about how I thought I was too fat and unattractive then. Sad because I’ll probably never be that thin again and sad because I let someone make me feel gross and disgusting when I was beautiful.
- Here are some upcoming things I’m excited about:
SEPTEMBER- ED SHEERAN WITH MY DAD!!
SEPTEMBER- Dad’s 20 mile swim
SEPTEMBER- My cousin, Malea’s wedding!
OCTOBER- Possible beach trip with my parents and my pup
NOVEMBER- LADY GAGA WITH TIFFANY!!!