Get used to the elevator music.
I’ve been studying for my LCSW exam. I want to take the law and ethics portion as soon as it’s available in January 2016, then the clinical portion sometime in the spring. I put off getting the license because I thought I’d be in the convent by now. One of the ways I’m motivating myself too study is by only sewing on the weekends if I’ve converted and can explain a new study area/chapter. Initially there was a decrease in all frivolous ventures which led to unrelenting anxiety. Therefore no moratoriums on leisure.
Teaching myself embroidery has led to this:
Secondly, I’m job hunting. I’m interested in places that are partially clinic based, and less field time (so damn tired of driving everywhere). I still want to work among the low SES population, and continue developing my bilingual skills (I’m frustrated by it, yet have some ego employed in the venture). A diversity of cases should be available in the position, which has led to applications filed with the VA, substance abuse, eating disorders, &c. Since there’s no convent in my near future, I need a career, not a passing job position, which is the state I’m currently in. I asked for a raise in October and was told “We’ll see.” This is corporate-ese for “No.” My supervisor is a aware of my hunting, having been listed as a reference. This is about being able to have savings, put food on the table AND live comfortably. To be able not only to take time off from work, but afford going somewhere! I haven’t been on a vacation in more than four years, and the vacations I’m referring to were camping trips.