In two weeks exactly, I’ll be sitting down in a class room with my peers — about 20 some of us — and starting my year at the Chicago Portfolio School.
It’s kind of crazy. And awesome. I’m super excited about it, but at the same time a bit nervous. Why?
Still no apartment in Chicago.
Still no job in Chicago.
However, I’m hopefully heading into Chicago tonight so I can look at apartments tomorrow. My sisters are awesome at spreading germs, so I’m the latest victim of this bug. Hoping it’ll just be minor and I’ll get over it in a day or so. But my sisters have been coughing for over a week. Unfortunately the nyquil medicine dries me up, which is good — except that then I can’t breath through my nose. And it’s so much fun waking up with a completely dry mouth and throat.
Anyway. School’s coming up soon. I’ve been very fortunate to have the support of friends and even strangers. I could have never made it this far without this support. (Thank you!) As it stands now, I was able to pay my deposit and I am able to pay for the first month of classes. I also got a call from the clerk of my Meeting (aka: “organizer of my church”, in case you missed my Quaker post). They want to give me a gift for my education. So he told me a check is in the mail. It means a lot to me that they’ve prayed over this and feel this is something they’ve been led to do. Not sure how much it’ll be, but that part doesn’t matter at all. (I’m definitely going to miss this group… from day one I felt like a member.)
There are still a lot of uncertainties… but I’m pushing forward. One moment at a time. Fingers crossed!