Catastrophe Rising

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Month: October 2016

Little Roadtrips

So I’ve been really busy for the past couple of weeks. Last week was especially hard because I was working around 5 hours each day and I had worry about my school assignments. And I was totally exhausted at the end of each day. ?


One way that I like to cope to with all the stress is that I drive my car. I don’t drive her as much while I’m at school because there’s no need for me to. Living less than a block from campus and being about 5 minutes from job means that driving isn’t really necessary. But I drive my car whenever I have a good excuse.


This past Friday, I got back to my apartment at around 8. After contemplating what I was going to eat for dinner, I decided to jump in my car and drive to the next town over to get food that wasn’t available in my college town. It was such a relief to not have to worry about anything other than the basic protocols that come with driving, as well as changing the music stations, occasionally singing my heart out. Plus it was nice to just spend time alone after spending the day trying to be of service to other people.


I did the same thing today. I got a postcard in the mail from one of the parcel carriers notifying me that they have a package addressed to me but could not deliver it due to the fact that the sender had forgotten to include the apartment number. So I got in my car and drove the 15 miles (24.1 km) south and got it from the carrier facility.


Not only is it peaceful for me to drive but my car (a 2011 Nissan Versa I named Cameo) has been with me since just before I turned fifteen. I learned how to drive with my car. It’s what my dad used to chauffeur me around. I have different items in there that remind me of certain times with my family. And it feels kind of homey whenever I drive it. It’s like my family were just in it.


Anyway, that’s all I have for now. I’ll try to update more regularly.

Cassidy Currently: 4th edition


Hello! It’s been awhile and I am terribly sorry for my lack of posting. I’ve been really busy with school and work and extra-curricular activities. So I’ll do my best to catch you up on all the happenings of my life.


I’ve been sick


For the past week, I’ve been sick. I’m not as sick now as I have been but it was really tough trying to get through my week. I had to work for 8 hours last Sunday and then I had to deal with 4 classes on Monday when all I wanted to do was sleep. And I refused to let my life stop as a result of being sick.




My fellow students at school and I jokingly call our being sick the “Radford Plague” (after the name of my school). It’s mellow-dramatic but fits our frustration at not being up to 100%.


I went home


In a spur of the moment decision brought on by having to be at work at 6 a.m. on a Thursday a few weeks ago, I made the decision to go home that following weekend.


While there, my family and I went hiking and we got a spectacular view of the summit.




We were glad that it was no longer sticky hot outside and that it was cool enough to enjoy the outdoors.






I’ve had tests


I had two the week before last in Accounting and Business Calculus (still wondering why I have to take those classes). I did well in both of them, despite studying only the day before each one.


And then this past week, I had one in Microeconomics (again wondering why I have to take it). I’m still waiting on the results from that one, but I think I did ok.


I have two more this week in my information technology classes. I’m not really worried about my Web Programming exam because it will only encompass basic HTML and CSS (which I’m already well familiar with). I am worried about my Java class because I’ve always struggled with the language. But I think with diligent studying, I’ll be ok.


I find that I’ve been running out steam, though when it comes to school. I’ve been running out of motivation to get my assignments done or put in any effort. But then I remember some prose poetry from one of my favorite poets:


“Promise you will not spend so much time treading water and staying above the waves that you forget, truly forget, how much you have always loved to swim. “

Tyler Knott Gregson


To me this means not spend so much time trying to get my assignments done and getting decent grades that I forget how much I’ve always loved to learn and understand new things. Especially in Information Technology.


I saw a movie


Last night I decided to get see Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. I read the book over the summer and I was really excited when I heard that a local movie theater was shoving it for an inexpensive price.




Before any of you outside the U.S. starting bombarding me with questions, not all movie tickets are priced this low (unfortunately). There are a select few independent theaters that show current movies at discounted prices compared to major theaters. I’m lucky enough that my school happens to be near one of them. And so I’ve been able to see plenty of movies without paying outrageous prices.


One of the things I’ve learned from being on my own is that sometimes, you have to make your own rainbow. Meaning that sometimes it’s useless to rely on other people to make you happy and bring you good things when you could easily make good things happen yourself.


That’s all I have for you for now. I hope everyone has been doing well!