Hey there. I’m NaptownJAG, and do I have a story for you. This blog is going to be my sounding board for the reset that my life is going through. To get the gravity of this reset, you must be taken back to when the button was first pushed: 2013.
In 2013, I was miserable. I was in a loveless marriage. I didn’t hate my job, but I didn’t love it. My two kids were the highlight of my life (and still are, really). My wife hated me. She told me so. I really had nothing going for me outside my kids and work.
One day I was at my wife’s work and she told me there, in public, that she wanted me to move out. Things weren’t working out, so I went along with it. We got divorced soon after.
New home. New drive to work. New surroundings. New people in my life.
Soon after this, I found out that the department at my job was downsizing, and that I was being busted down from full-time to part-time. Nah. I spent 7 years busting my ass to get to full-time status and I didn’t want to go back. Quickly found a new job at a competitor across town.
New work. New drive to work from new home. New people. New job.
As the months passed, a promotion opportunity presented itself. I took it. I went from being part-time in an entry-level position to running the entire department (x2 because we had two stations together) in under three years. I was living high.
Then I was fired. For some things that were said about me that weren’t true. It’s a messy situation that doesn’t need to be gone into. It’s done. And after looking for a job for four months with no luck, I’m done with television. I decided to go back to school and applied for admission to IUPUI.
In five years: new home, new gal, new job, new career path, new car, new pets, new everything (except the kids, thankfully).
Two days ago I was formally accepted into IUPUI. Currently an exploratory major, but I’m leaning toward Political Science, as government and politics have been the only things that have really interested me (at least that I can get paid for).
As a soon-to-be-36 year old fella, I’m going to be starting college with kids that are literally half my age. Kids that were born the same year that I started college the first time.
So this should be an interesting story. I hope to use this blog to write my thoughts on being a very non-traditional student at a large metropolitan university.
Orientation for transfer students is Tuesday. Interested in seeing what that is all about. I have a list of questions that need to be answered. Took my placement tests over the past few weeks. Who knew that you don’t remember any math that you don’t use for 15 years??