Thursday, March 5, 2009

Sleepy!

Ok, so I'm sitting here at work and I'm seriously falling asleep! I never do that! I don't know what it is these days, but no matter what time I get in the bed, I'm still sleepy! Last night I had really good intentions to go to bed at like 9:30, however stupid Facebook won that battle! So I finnally drifted off to sleep close to 11, which is when I normally go t bed anyways. I serously couldn't get out of bed this morning, and was 10 minutes late to work....same as yesterady! So I thougth I would blog to wake me up for now....Like you care...
Anyways, I've had a pretty good week so far. Michael and I haven't booked the honeymoon yet, but we will before the weekend is over! I'm sure I'll poast as soon as that happens! I've been doing lots of thinking lately about what I'm going to do after graduation. I mean, that seems to be the question EVERYBODY asks these days. Honestly, I have no clue. I tell them that I know I'm graduating on May 9th, and getting married on June 6th. Other than that, I have no clue! Up until this week, I've thought that I would find a job and just work for a year or two, until I was ready to go back and get my Masters Degree at Alabama. However, I just found out that you can only do the accelerated program (which only lasts 1 year) within a year of your graduation. So there we go, my world is turned upside down again! Not really as far as "gosh, all my plans are ruined" but its just kinda like "well, I guess I've gotta go back to school sooner than I thought!"
So I guess I begin the process of grad school.....wow, that sounds crazy! I do want to work a while, and maybe start in Jan or May of 2010, that's the latest I can start. I can go ahead and get accpeted (hopefully) and then have them put my spot on hold until I start if that makes any sense. I don't think Michael and I will be able to move to T-town, but who knows...I actually haven't mentioned ANY OF THIS to him or my parents. Not that I'm hiding it, but I actually keep forgetting! My only concern is that when I try to get a job (which I'm already on the hunt for) that my potential employers will not want to hire me if I'm about to get my Masters. I don't know how all of it works, but I think I can work and go to school....but I'm just a little worried about that whole thing. I know God has it all under control, and that's exactly why i'm not really freaking out any. He knows exactly where I will be...where WE (Michael and I) will be this time next year and that makes me happy! For now, I'll just seek Him, and see where I end up! I'll apply for grad school, and lots and lots of jobs...and whatever happens happens!
Ok, on to something else.....
Yesterday at work, I had 2 very exciting, but extremely freaky things happen. Not really happen to me, but more like things I found out about some students. One of the students I met with last week while I shadowed a Juvenile Probation Officer (JPO) pretty much had a list all written out of how he was going to kill his family and everybody he came in contact with! I can't go into detail here obviously, but it was pretty freaky! And the scary thing to me is that I was in a room with him and one other person last week....neither one of us had a clue he was having these thoughts! I'm pretty sure he's in the hospital right now undergoing intense psychosocial analysis. The other sad thing that happened was we got a call from a school about a 12 y/o girl wanting to commit suicide. She had a letter written to one of her friends, and the school administration or teachers found it. Long story short, she has a horrible home life.....lives with her grandfother, and hates her life. It was scary to hear about everything she was telling the school people. We tried to get DHR to go investigate things, but they said we didn't have enough evidence for them to go. (ugh!!!!) The school had to call the grandfather to come pick her up at like 4 and make him sign a release thing saying that he would immediately take her to get medical care. I just hope he did it.....and that this poor 12 year old, hopeless girl has found hope....found someone to show her love.....and has decided to keep living.
I guess that's all for now, I'd seriously better get back to work....i'm working on a powerpoint presentation and a paper that's due the week after spring break! I want to get it done ASAP so I won't have to deal with it anymore!!!!

2 comments:

Crystal Odom said...

I can relate to your difficult and sad situations with work. You know, West Blocton filters 3 different group homes and one has a juvenile record prereq. so we see a lot of really troubled kids. We have already had 3 adolescent suicides in the county this year. A lot of ppl don't understand why I want to work there but there is no feeling that compares to knowing that you are making a difference with those kids...

Heather soon-to-be Hicks said...

Wow...3 suicides! That's crazy! Thankfully I haven't had to deal with any, but there have certainly been a fair share of ideations, and stuff! Keep up the good work...God has you there for a REASON, even if it is making a difference in just ONE life! But I'm sure you've already impacted so many!
Love you girl!