My Real Life future self. Or what has been going on with me as of late.

Since I joined up with this wonderful organization, I have had some thoughts and ideas that needed to be fleshed out. In the recent years including this one, I have had several friends or family members finish college degrees and some with advanced degrees. For the longest time I felt uncomfortable around these people for the fact that I spent time in the Military, and after I got out tried to go to school full time, but when working full time at the same time made trying to accomplish this goal almost impossible.

I dropped out of college back in 1999 and now 14 years later, there had been some things that have affected my life. I am not ashamed to say that for the past 2 years I could not find a job, and yes there were times that I did not even look. However with my roommate (Ens. Chronstier) graduating from Law School in 2011 everyone in my household had at the very least a bachelor's degree. Again that feeling uncomfortable started up again. It caused some strife in my house and I was feeling very ashamed and embarrassed about not getting an education. So one night after an argument I sat down and started to look at stuff online.

Because of the people I hang around with and the interests I have being political in a sense, I started to look at becoming a paralegal due to the fact that I feel there is job opportunities once I got the training. So I found a school that is not traditional in the sense that I have to take multiple classes at the same time. I only take one class a month 3 days a week. To me this allows me to concentrate on that one subject and get it out of the way. I like this kind of deal when Composition I and Composition II come rolling around. But I was still sketchy on trying to attend school, I have pretty much lost a lot of my personal things. Being out of work I could not afford Insurance and keeping up with the Tag on my car. My apartment complex towed my car away due to the fact of that tag. Well that made things extremely hard. Since I could not afford the normal stuff so I could not getting my car out of impound so I cut my losses on that and considered it lost to the ravages of being unemployed. 

Talking with my roommates and then started to talk with the Admissions Recruiter, we saw the fact that we can work things around to allow me to go to school. We looked to Financial Aid, and sure I was in need of student loans. But we saw that it was not a whole lot for student loans and it covered my tuition for the classes. Again feeling sketchy about getting into debt since I could not pay for anything else. I was assured that things will be alright. So I decided to take the plunge and enrolled in school. 

School started this past week and I am enjoying the class so far. Again I am just taking one course at a time. So I am still excited about the whole process. 

In character you will see Gambit sitting in his quarters or in the rec room pouring over the correspondences courses from the JAG corps. He is not going to ignore his duties but his off hours are now nose deep in books and pages of notes strewn across the table.

Thank you for reading and Thank you for all being of awesome.

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Comment by Capt. Roger "Reamer" Barstow on June 8, 2013 at 6:47am

Gambit, your not the only one going through problems. I hope you do great in school and find the job of your dreams and get your life back. I wish you the best my friend. Feel free to contact me any time. You have my E-mail address.

Reamer

Comment by DragonLady4732 on June 6, 2013 at 5:30pm

Gambit, 

All I can say is anything is possible to achieve if you put your mind and heart into it.  :-)  In real life, I went through a lot of obstacles to get to where I am now.  And I am proud to say, I made it and I did it. We are here for you and don't ever be ashamed of what you went through.  This is what makes someone stronger.

Regards,

Raven Actual

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