It has been a dizzying two weeks. It has been a while since I felt like I had so little time to be me and yet at the same time it has been extremely good for me.
At work I have been officially been promoted to veterinary assistant, I have the giant job description and everything. As my co-worker “E” is graduating soon she is taking 24 credits and she is going to get married in July, she has not been in the office at all, except after hours to clean. This has left me with new responsibilities that have allowed me to get more contact with animals during treatments, during exams, during blood draws. I am learning a huge amount of information and hopefully I can soon learn to work the computer.
At school, before the break I filled out a scholarship application. When I came back I found out I was a finalist! I also found out that the people who sponsored it were a fraternity, Sigma Phi Epsilon to be exact.
So after the break I had an interview with two of the boys who, at the end, informed me that it was not just an interview and you are done, there are activities so the other fraternity member can meet the finalists. They occurred every other day.
The first was a casino night at their Sigma lodge, where I died horribly because the house always wins but was given a few extra chips just so I could keep playing.
The second activity was laser tag at a place not far from my work but it was in repairs and was not all that exciting unless you were playing laser tag which lasted all of four minutes. On the positive side, I met Becca, who like me is a Doctor Who fan and we had a pleasant evening conversing.
The third activity was on MLK day where we went to the boiling river down in Yellowstone national park, it was an experience to be swimming in January and not die of hypothermia.
The final activity was Broomball. We divided into four teams and smacked a tiny soccer ball across an ice rink while falling, sliding, and hurting ourselves in the process. It was a very fun evening.
Finally at the banquet at the Rocky Mountain Museum where we looked at dinosaurs and laughed our heads off, I found out I did not win but I was okay with that. I gained a college experience I will laugh about for years and there is always a scholarship right around the corner waiting for someone to apply for it.
P.S. I have moved into a new room that is not right outside the kitchen loading bay so my sleep has deeply improved and right now it is snowing very hard.