Sunday, May 16, 2010
So it has been a while. To start off with I finally got a job in Cheyenne. I have been working at a Junior High School as a Safe and Drug Free Schools counselor. It has been rather entertaining as well as eye opening. I just can not believe some of the things that goes on in Junior High. I know that as kids my friends and I were little rascals but these kids take it to a whole new level. It may just be because I grew up in a small town where if you did something bad at school the teachers had permission from your parents to discipline you and your parents also knew about it 5 minutes after it happened. Oh well this generation just does not seem to care.
But there are a whole punch of great kids. I work with students on anger management and drug prevention/awareness. I also get to do fun things like take the student council to see the Governor sign bills into law and have Blackhawks land at the school.
All in all it has been a rather good year. I also bought some fun toys now that I have a paycheck. I got a new car and snowboarding gear. I got to go up to Steamboat a couple times this year. I am getting better every time I go. I can almost keep up with Owen and Angie now. Also getting Emery, Kaitlynn, and Tim up to speed to where we all can have an enjoyable and challenging day.
So now the question is what to do this summer? Last summer was alright but kinda boring. It is time to plan some trips to watch Rockies games, fly fish, and help family with home improvements. So here we go.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
So this last summer I have been looking for a job. In the beginning I was offered a job to be a Area Coordinator (Hall Director) at a community college. I have worked as a Hall Director for two years and a Resident Assistant for two more years. Kinda burned out by the whole live in deal. So I decided to decline the offer as I had seven other applications out for other jobs. All of them fell through.
So I have spent my summer in a state of alarm trying to get employment in this economy. I filled my time by looking for and applying for work. I also decided that this would be a summer where I would try new things. So I took up fly fishing more seriously, went to a major league baseball game, learned how to golf, and other activities. At the time it seemed to be going so slow but as I look back I wish I had more time.
I finally got a job in Cheyenne working for an Addictions Counseling center and am outsourced to a junior high in town. At first I was ecstatic that I finally have employment. Then it hit me, no more free time. It is time to start working. The summer that I thought was long and boring suddenly became a beacon of freedom and joy. I had got to spend time with family when I wanted to. I got to spend time with my brother, who is going on his LDS mission, that I would not have gotten to do if I had been employed. I got to do what I wanted. Yes I was not earning any money and was bleeding cash from my journeys, but it was worth it.
So now I am in the "big world". I spent the other day looking for apartments. To all who go through this you have my sympathy. Apartment hunting is one of the most humbling and shocking experiences in life. Not fun at all.
So now it is time to roll the dice and see if all these decisions I have made were the right ones. Will I enjoy my job, choice of career, new apartment, and new way of life? Only time will tell.
Saturday, May 30, 2009
So I have been in college for 7 years and this May I graduated from the University of Wyoming with a Master's of Science Degree in Counseling. For 4 of those years I worked in Residence Life and Dining services as a Resident Assistant (2 years) and as the Graduate Hall Director (2 years). It is strange to now no longer be in school or working for Res-life. I now wonder where I will go from here.