January 6th, 2007


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I think I'm going to put in my 2-weeks notice at job 2 on Monday. I love my day job working with disabled adults, but I really just don't have the patience to work with autistic children in such a structured capacity. Honestly, it's the parents who drive me the craziest, but I don't enjoy any other facet of this job either. There's a new woman who I'm doing transcription for, and she sounds like she may have a pretty steady workload for me, so that could definitely subidize my income. I just need to talk to her and find out if, once her current prison documentary project is finished, she thinks she'll continue to have more for me to work on. I might also take up a few tutoring gigs if I can find them. A lot of people have recommended this, and I can make like $30/hour teaching children math.

Grad school apps are moving slowly but steadily. Hopefully I'll get into CSUN... they have a great MFT (marriage & family therapy) program. I'm also applying to Long Beach, and I'm keeping 3 Georgia schools (Valdosta, Southern, and CSU) in the back of my mind in case I decide I'd rather go that path. The California applications are due in February and March, but the earliest of the Georgia ones isn't due until May, so I've got plenty of time to think about whether or not that's what I'd like to do. I also need to think about whether I'd like to live in California or Georgia for the rest of my life, because it makes sense to study in the state where I'd have my practice. I heard that California's MFT certification actually allows me to call myself a psychologist (usually a PhD is required for this) rather than just a therapist, so that would be good. I guess we'll see...

I'm so tired and so overwhelmed. There's so much going on and so much to do, and on top of everything, I'm going to Florida next weekend.