Monday, October 16, 2006

It's been a long, long, long time

Yes it has. I have been so busy with the move, teaching and work. I don't know how I managed the last two months.

Teaching is fun and continues to be so. I have a very small class of dedicated students and the topics we are covering are right in there with social work practice. So I feel I am a natural at it. I had one observation from other faculty so far and will get another one tomorrow. It is a little nerve racking, but I have been offered another class to teach in the spring. This and another offer has prompted me to leave my current job. I will start at another agency as a part-time employee in November. It is scary and exciting all at once. It is also gut wrenching. I have had such a great group of co-workers, particularly in my program that it is hard to move on and know that I will not see them everyday. Some folks are taking it very hard and others are taking it in stride. I think for me it will be a good change and I will have more time to do all of the other things that I have wanted to explore in the last few years but was too tied down to do. One thing I have in mind is to start a small private practice. I have several friends who have done so and I think it would be great to expand my work and do that. I also worry as finances will be tighter, but I'm confident they will be manageable.

I will post some pictures of the new house when I have a little more time, which should be pretty soon.

Fairie birthday party I attended yesterday.