Monday, January 24, 2011

A Lot on My Plate classes are going to be tough this semester. But I am most looking forward to starting my Hospice training tomorrow night. I think it's a good start for me since I will be getting my masters in counseling. I'm a little nervous, but I'm not afraid. David has expressed concern about how I will handle it emotionally, but I think I'll be okay. There is something about knowing that your job is purely to be there for someone and to help them and their family deal with end of life issues. I was there when both of my grandmothers passed away, and death isn't frightening to me. It's part of life, and since it's going to happen, I want to be there to help make it peaceful for others.

On a different note, I discovered that we're going to owe the IRS this year. UGH! I'm not happy about this, but I should have seen it coming since we took money from my 401K to put the down payment on the house. Oh happens. Next year will be much better!

That's about it for me. I've got a Skype date with Chris...she and I are talking about recipes so I don't want to miss it!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Coming Up For Air

Wow! So I have been a busy gal! School is back in session, so I have classes, one of which is a counseling internship. This is really neat! I'm going to be working with Hospice doing home and inpatient visits, as well as learning to lead bereavement groups. It's not an easy job, but I am excited about taking a step in the direction I want to go. I think that while it's going to be a very busy semester, it's going to be very rewarding.

Still in limbo with my job. I'll be interviewing next week for a new position, so I hope it works out. Otherwise I will be employed until March 31st and then on to 5 months of severance. Seriously, I'm just feeling okay about all of this. I know that the right thing will happen, so as soon as I know about my current job, I can start to move forward however I need to. It's all good. :)

David's travel began again today, so after being together for a long time, it was hard to let him head out today. But he's back on Saturday, and I'm excited about that.

In his absence I am filling my time with family dinners and a Friday night date with Kim. :) Dinner and a movie are always a good night out with her! I had to cancel last weekend because I was feeling crummy, but I am back to good health and ready for some girl time.

I think that's about it for today. I'm still blogging for Woman's Day, and check out the spread in the February issue...I'm in there! (They have it on their website, too!