Thursday, May 01, 2008

hello there

So here I am! Bet you thought I had disappeared from the cyber community, which I had, but I have come back and have a lot to say with so little time to say it (my battery is near death).

Well I got the job at AmeriPsych. I am now a family support specialist (which, if you will notice with me, sounds oh-so-grown-up) and I think I'm starting to get into the flow of things. I've been super busy, what with moving and new job-ing.. and so the last couple of weeks I've not had much of a life outside of work. I've decided I may be ready to step back into the world, and here I am.

The job is not easy, I supervise and document visits between children and their parents, usually for CPS although we have a couple of private pays. We also do some one on one parenting classes, which is a little funny for me since most of my clients are 10+ years older than I and I am not even close to having kids. A lot of the cases are in the system for neglect and drug use so a lot of the parenting modules are geared towards basic child care information, i.e. nutrition, discipline, etc.

I've been frustrated, overwhelmed, sad, and surprised by the things I've seen, but it's so good to see people working against their pasts, their addictions, etc to change their lives. Not all of them make an effort, but lots of them really do. It's good.

So, I have the day mostly off, and I'm hoping the weather warms up a little so I can head out to get my sunshine fix. In the meantime, I'm going to read my book and drink some coffee.

I just have to say, I'm so grateful for people who are willing to change the way things are and have been, for community and quirky people, and my parents. Cannot BEGIN to express how grateful I am for them. Mom, I think you should write me a parenting book.

Well, Happy May day to you all! Peace.

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