||[Mar. 15th, 2007|12:11 am]
Here is an update on my life.|
I started going to the Cook County Morgue this week. I'm not quite sure how I feel about it yet. When I entered the morgue I was siked, I was following Mr. Kowaski like a lost puppy. I was blown away with the amount of bodies in the cooler, there were over 240! Oh man, and the smell... I'm sure you can imagine the smell of 240 decomposing bodies. Not so sweet. When Mr. Kowaski was embalming, I was busy trying not to pass out because of the heat in the morgue. It was 80 plus degrees and I was covered from head to toe in personal protective equipment. I just tried to take it all in I suppose. I wasn't too hands on, but I was okay with it. I will have to be next week though, we will then all get our own primary assignments. I'll either be aspirating, raising an artery, or doing the features. Needless to say, I was quite happy to be out of the morgue. It took forever to get home because the Dan Ryan blows right now because of construction. Brad, Kate, Rachel, Chelsea and I were stuck in the Chicago ghetto and we are pretty sure we heard gun shots. This weekend I'm going back to Clinton to do some embalming practice. It has been a while, so hopefully we get a body while I'm home.
Next thing to update. I'm going back to New York next Thursday. Everyone is asking me why and telling me that I'm retarded for driving all the way out there... but I don't give a care. This is my future, so you can all suck it. Anyways, I'm working on my resume this week. Then once I get to New York I'm just gonna drive around and stop by all the funeral homes I can and hopefully land an apprenticeship. I don't feel like I need to justify why I want to go to New York but I guess I will try. New York feels just enough like home to me so that I feel comfortable and just different enough for a slight feeling of change. I'm young and this is the time for me to travel and experience new things. What I figure is that I was thinking about moving to Alaska so if I decide on New York everyone should be happy because then atleast people can visit me. Unless you wanted to spend 3 grand to fly to Juneau. I'm excited to get back to playing Wii all day and seeing Colin, Jason, Jeff and Shaun. Plus we have an Arrested Development party planned... which can only make for a good night. I'm also kinda excited for my 11 hour drive, whether I'm by myself or with wifey it will be nice. I'll have time to think. I will be leaving at like 4 am though so I beat all the Dan Ryan bullshit construction and I like driving early in the morning anyways. The scenery will be nice hopefully, I'm basically driving along the Great Lakes the whole way.
Nexttttt. I'm excited to go home tomorrow. I miss my family and my friends back home. Tomorrow once I get back to Iowa, Sarah, Andrew and I will be going to Davenport to see Amanda. She had her baby today and Sarah is too scared to drive herself. Plus tomorrow is a new Grey's Anatomy! Yes! Friday night I'm gonna try to get my parents to go out drinking with me. I'm sure it won't be too hard to convince them. I may also head to the Valley. I guess Abby and everyone got the cabin because Josh is moving back to Seattle. I should probably stop by and say goodbye to him. Jamie, I may kidnap you for the drive, fyi. Andy gets home from Florida on Saturday, I'm sure I will be in Dekalb to welcome him and all the boys home. Then back to Chicago... where I do not want to be. I'm sick of Chicago, I don't want to go to morgue on Thursday, etc. I could bitch forever... but I won't... for once. To sum it all up. I'm stressed.
I'm confronting the fact its time to grow up. This September I graduate and I will finally be a licensed funeral director. I will reach the point of adulthood and surviving by myself. I feel up for the challenge but I'm also freaked out. Add on major pms and you get a complete Stephany wreck. I just need to be home with my mommy, daddy, Sarah, my kitties and my pseudo brother Andrew. I haven't been at home as much as I'd like to be because I've been in New York, Boston, or just too busy here in Chicago.
Oh and finals went well. I'm still at A status and representing Pi Sigma Eta... vice president and all.
Okay, I think I'm done venting now.