It's been a rough couple of weeks. I've been really ill and trying to hang on by my fingertips while still going to school and working. It's been....well.... It's been rough. Not being in control of your own body and have it get sicker and sicker just sucks. I think I've finally turned a corner and am getting well. Four weeks though. Positive thoughts! Must remain positive!
It really hits home about how important medical insurance is. I purchased the student insurance this semester because I knew it was only a matter of time before I was really going to need some medical care. I had been tempting fate too much the past three-ish years. I am so grateful that I did purchase it because I've really needed it since August. From my mouth being infected, to injuring my knee and now walking pneumonia. Crazy how life is sometimes. And how critical it is to have medical insurance. I know I've written previously how I don't qualify for Medicaid and paying out of pocket isn't realistic. I most times don't make enough to support myself. There have been many ramen days this semester and I wonder if my trip was worth it? You know...that hindsight thing sometimes messes with your positive thought process. But...I also needed a break from Tucson and before school started. I knew this semester would be tough with the amount of classes I was planning and still working as much as possible. I'm on the downward slope of this semester with about month to go. I can do this. That's what I have to keep telling myself. I can do it.
So classes continue on this semester. Art History is going to take a hit in grades. I'm doing the best that I can and the classes were HUGELY misrepresented as anything to do with art. Both are mostly anthropology classes. Not really my thing at all. And trying to memorize dates???? With my current health issues. No. Just no. Ceramics class is mustering along. I've almost finished my deconstructed self portrait assignment. The professor is going to hate it; but again, staying true to me, I continue onward. Print class is going well. I'm learning how to let go and free myself of those self-imposed boundaries. I've signed up for an advanced print making class next semester and I'm really looking forward to it. I have this idea of making a very large relief print and I can't wait. Figure Drawing is going pretty well. Of all my art classes, this is the one that has taken the brunt of me being so sick. But I'm really trying to stay on top of the drawing and work. I have some hard work ahead of me to make sure I accomplish the 20-drawings due for the final portfolio. I can do this.
That's it for me. I've got work and homework calling my name. Hope to check back in again soon. Do something kind for someone...you just never know how much they might need it.