Hey guys!! I've been completely neglecting my dA for a looong time now, but imma make an effort to get back into it! I honestly need a creative outlet of some sort or I go a little (OK a lot) loopy. But mostly, I miss all the artistic, wonderful, creative, and generous people I've met on here
Life Update: (Warning: explicit) Over the summer I spent
as much time as possible with my friends before they left for college. I dated a very dumb but very hot weed dealer. After a while we drifted apart and began I dating a woman named Heather who was my very first girlfriend
on our first date we egged the shit out of one of my best friend's ex-boyfriend's camaro because of something spectacularly shitty he did to her. He got raccoons the next day, It was thrilling.
After working as a daycare provider at a shelter for underprivileged teen mamas and their babies for four years, instead of applying to colleges, I applied to Americorp to work at an underprivileged youth center (which is basically free labor and food stamps for a mediocre sized college scholarship at the end of the year) but was I was fucking rejected for or being "too young and inexperienced" in late July. So I spent the rest of the summer frantically writing COUNTLESS resumes, cover letters and applications. I landed a job as a full time nanny for two rich kids in Brookline. Heather and I agreed that long distance was more heartache than it was worth, and we broke up, but we left it on good terms.
I Nanny for an 8 year old girl and a 3 year old boy, 9am-5pm Monday-Friday. I moved from western Mass, where I had grown up and lived my whole life, to Boston at the very beginning of this September. I'm making wayyyy more money per week than I did at the government funded teen mom shelter, so I am able to support myself in the city without help from anyone, which I am very proud of, but the redfield (teen mom shelter) kids need someone to spend time with them and love them wayyy more than these two kids do. I love this city, there's so much to explore, I need the money to save for matriculated college. (I'm 18, 19 on oct 23rd, and I took my junior and senior year as a non-matriculated college student at MCLA, so I wanted a gap year to save up and be on my own before I lay down all that money to be a matriculated, full-time college student) but I still feel guilty leaving redfield. :/ I also now have the luxury of having a little bit of spending money so I can get some things I've wanted for a long time (a few tattoo's that are special to me, comfortable shoes etc.) but I really miss the mamas and babies at Redfield a lot
The two kids I nanny come from a very wealthy family, which isnt an issue, except that they're parents can afford to spoil them ROTTEN and they DO. They are one of the most fucked up and dysfunctional familes I've ever encountered, and if you knew Redfield House (the shelter i worked at) you'd know what an extreme statement that is. Maybe I'll write another journal, at some point, venting about how disrespectful, difficult and spoiled these kids are because of their parents, but I wont get into it now. I care deeply about the kids, but jesus christ.
ANYWHO I been watching reruns of The Nanny sitcom and I very much identify which the whole class difference between Fran and the Shefields. These people are certainly "fancy schmancy" but except for being super-sexy and Jewish, I'm white trash! lol it ain't as glamour as Fran makes it look.