2017, You Disappoint Me Already
For the last six months my probation officer has been telling me I can get off probation in April. I have been so excited that every month my anticipation builds more and more, until recently my PO said something that got me even more excited: I could be free before March!
I was so excited to hear this. My hopes for freedom were so high!
And then, the e-mail.
"Joe, I just double checked- I cannot close your case early because of your misdemeanor case. Your cases will expire in Aug 2018."
Are you kidding me?!?! For the last two and a half years I thought I'd be getting off probation in August, 2016. Then after the car situation, I thought it would be April, 2017. Now after misleading me again you tell me I won't be free until Aug 2018??
That's not all though. She sent me this email shortly after.
"Sorry, wrong date- Feb 18 2019"
I cried. I literally stared at my screen and cried. By the time I get off probation, I will be less than a month away from turning 25. All because I love-tapped a car in Washington Square.
As you can imagine, I have been pretty upset about this. It was a little devastating, to be honest. I spent the better part of three days just feeling so angry.
On a different note, I have to move out March 1st. (Don't worry, this is for a good reason.) There are some missionaries coming back to America that need a place to live, so a couple is giving up their home for a few months, and they need a place to stay. Therefore, I am having to move and they will take my place here. I am not mad about this one at all. I think it's a really cool thing they are doing actually, so if I can help by vacating, I will do that.
Thankfully though, God has given me many reasons to be happy right now. I got my license back this week, I already have three paid photography shoots scheduled this month, with a possible two more on the way, I already found a place to live that is super cheap, I'm going on a really fun trip with my friends this month, and my job is so slow right now I have just enough time to fit all of this into my schedule.
Life is good. It's just this whole two-more-years thing is overshadowing that a lot.
Oh, on another positive note, I got new tires for my car a little bit ago, my sister got me the most amazing shirt as an incredibly early birthday present, and I got free tickets to the box suite at the Blazer game last night!
I have found that when there isn't anyone around I can talk to and vent, praying while watching the stars makes a pretty good substitute. It is one of the most peaceful things ever to lay down and admire the stars, and even though I had to work at 7am today, getting three hours of sleep was totally worth it.
These shots are really noisy and not the best, but I still love them.