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But if I couple my need to chase paper with serving people and advocating for the oppressed…. Does it balance out?
Can you be a good social worker and want to make a lot of money or does that make you unapproachable and even more privileged? Yes. And yet, no….
This is an interesting article that delves into the topic…watch the ted talk too.
I struggle with wanting a job that will fulfill my intrinsic needs and my financial ones… but find that if it pays my bills plus, I usually feel less than awesome about what I am doing.
I’ve struggled with balancing having a partner who can financially share in the support of my world but still fulfill the physical/emotional intimacy needs as well…
As to both, I have always found that if I have one the other is lacking regardless of which I have… Yet, I have recently come to the conclusion one can have both but it can’t be expected… only appreciated.
It’s an interesting reconciliation of thought.
I have officially finished the severing of all ties….insurance and cell phone are in my name alone and connected to my bank account, again.
No one can demand information about things associated with my phone/phone bill, no one can guilt me about paying for those things while I am “just” finishing grad school.
I am not saying it is bad for people to put themselves in situations where they trust and depend on other people, per se…..
It’s just not a place I like to live.
And it will NOT take me 5 times to figure that shit out.
To paraphrase the words of good ol’ scapegoat Dubya….”Fool me once, shame on you…fool me 4 times….well you know….I won’t get fooled again!”
Welcome back, Just Jani!
I just purchased levels 1-5 of Rosetta Stone, French. I am so excited. I’ve always wanted to try to learn another language, being from Idaho and in the US the language to learn seemed to be Spanish. But I don’t want to learn it. I’m choosing French because so many of my favorite things are French. If I win the Mega Millions lotto tonight, I will buy a vineyard in France. Plus, if I don’t, I will probably either move to Canada to continue my PhD or join the Peace Corps or Doctors without Borders with my MSW until I have my loans paid off, forgiven or paid down enough to purchase the land for my magic farm.
So it’s an investment in my future. Many of the potential foreign places I could go have French as an official language. I never realized how many! According to Wikipedia, which is NEVER wrong (right, lol) 30 countries, including the Vatican (that is a country? wtf, I missed that….) declare it an official language and 17 others use it, not to mention its unofficial status as a language in Louisiana. My husband also told me many people in the middle east use it or understand it. So yes.
A new thing to add to my vision board 🙂 YES!
Do lots of things. Duh.
But specifically, the things I want to do and the places I want to go are as follows….Anyone wanna come with?
That’ll do pig, that’ll do.
Yeah. I think that is all for now….But I reserve the right to add more. Cheers, interweb friends.
If you fast forward thru the news it looks like the background montage at the begining of a post-apocalyptic movie;
I no longer notice when it is raining unless someone points it out or its like a typhoon;
Sometimes the words that come out of my mouth are really not even close to an actual reflection of what I think;
I take entirely too much pleasure in tormenting my dog, ie: giving him the “Belcoe glare” while he is eating until I have to laugh because the food falls out of his mouth;
I think that this MSW is going to the best thing professionally I have ever done because it allows me to change my mind a lot;
While listening to the today show today (haha) they described glow in the dark wooden blocks (like lincoln logs) and my first thought was “What kinda cancer is that going to cause?” good grief. (This is how my brain works);
I need to paint a new picture because I donated a painting and have a big empty spot on my wall where it hung…its really bothering me;
The 80’s aren’t coming back. They are here;
Ron Paul is speaking in my hometown and my new town ON THE SAME DAY. It is a sign;
This video makes me say HMMMM: Things that make you say HMMMMM;
Kathy Lee may not be an idiot, but she plays one on t.v. I am pretty sure she is drunk. Whatever.
That is all.
So I went to the placement fair to try and figure out some of the potential places for my clinical practicum…I narrowed it down to 6 places and they all make my heart glow:
Mission: To prevent HIV infections, support and empower people affected and infected by HIV/AIDS, and eliminate HIV/AIDS-related stigma.
Our mission is to help homeless youth and other marginalized people move towards improved health and self-sufficiency. We are…
Mission: The Bradley Angle mission is to offer survivors of domestic and sexual violence options for safety, empowerment, healing and hope, while collaborating with our communities to create social change.
As we work to bring an end to domestic violence, Bradley Angle embraces the following values:
Mission: The mission of NARA, NW is to provide education, physical and mental health services and substance abuse treatment that is culturally appropriate to American Indians, Alaska Natives and other vulnerable populations.
Mission: In partnership with the communities we serve, the Health Department assures, promotes and protects the health of the people of Multnomah County.
Mission: Honor America’s veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being.
I love that some places are beginning to transition and recognize different populations than they have traditionally, i.e. domestic violence shelters are beginning to recognize, anticipate and serve men and LGBTQ2S populations.
I am so excited to be able to do this part of my education out of Idaho.
No news yet on whether the VA will have any LGBTQ2S services but eventually they have to. I hope 🙂