Y Halo Thar, Ovaries. How YOU Doon?

Advil, HUT!

While sitting in MLHD*’s waiting room, I decided to check my email. Lo & behold! There is a notice from ACC. Now, usually I just delete these without looking as 8 times out of 10 they have nothing to do with my actual life. However I was bored. So, I opened the teeny little email screen on my phone up and took a read.

It said:


ACC Students: Do you plan to transfer to the Texas State University?

What: Texas State University Advising Marketplace

When: Friday, October 8, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Where: South Austin Campus http://www.austincc.edu/locations/sac.php
Multipurpose Room, 1130

Why: Texas State admissions representatives will answer questions and provide you with accurate transfer information.

Whoa. I thought. Isn’t that the school I had been bandying about my brain as a possible transfer to an English program?

Why, yes. Yes, it is.

And, isn’t that the campus I am going to be at for a meeting with some classmates?

Again, yes.


MLHD pointed at the serendipity of the university being at my campus.

ME: Nursing means paycheck on regular basis.
MLHD *nods wisely*
ME: And benefits. Can’t forget benefits.
MLHD: Mmmmhmm?
ME: ….
MLHD: Do you think you would be happy doing it? Long term happy?
ME: I…umm. I don’t know.


* – Monsieur Le Head Doctor

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3 thoughts on “Y Halo Thar, Ovaries. How YOU Doon?

  1. Once upon a time, I had a desk job that gave me moniez and benefits. It was nonprofit work and theoretically rewarding.

    Then I got in a car accident (this is 3 months before you met me so you don’t know which one I am referring to, and yes that means I was in 3 accidents in 2 years), and within a few months had left the Theoretically Fulfilling Job with Benefits behind, because I decided that if I could potentially die at any moment, I’d rather not stay at a job that made me want to call in dead every day.

    Does being a marginally-employed writer have its downsides? Yes. Very much so. Would I go back to a desk job for anything other than sheer desperation to avoid hunger and homelessness? No.

    I would love health insurance. But when you get right down to it, health insurance never really made me happy. It made my life easier and more convenient, but not necessarily happier.

  2. Not to fan the flame but…. I got my B.A. English-Creative Writing from Texas State and I’m currently in the M.A. Literature program. 😀 It’s a darn fine school for English.

  3. You need to talk to my friend Amber. She’s writing now, and seems extremely happy. Also, remember that there’s no reason you can’t have it both ways. You can get your nursing degree, and follow that up with an English degree, and work in both fields. Freelance writing for fun and profit. Nursing for stability, benefits, and profit. You have options, and it isn’t all or nothing.

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