i'm visiting my family in pittsburgh. this morning i went to a wonderful MSW degree information session at the University of Pittsburgh.
although i've always wanted to get the msw and work around the eating disorder field, i never did anything about it or told anyone because i didn't think i was good enough. i thought people would laugh at me.
but no one's laughing at me. in fact, everyone i've told has says it makes sense, that i'm a good listener and very easy to talk to and i'm not judgmental.
this morning, instead of being all embarrassed about myself, i raised my hand and asked my question -- do they have field placements and are there career oppts in the eating disorder field.
YES, they have many AND they also have placements in students services at the U/Pitt and other colleges. THAT IS MY DREAM JOB!!! wow-ee.
if anyone is interested in more about the info session, let me know here or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
i will be on the road in san francisco next week and want to use the evenings to FINALLY apply to programs. i know i'll be tired and just want to watch the olympics BUT with my work schedule, this is one of the only times i'll have to work on apps. i plan to check in on the blog and report my progress. i do better when i'm reporting in!
i'm also going to try to find time to find a job that keeps me in one place. i just don't do as well with all this travel. i don't sleep as well or eat as well or feel as committed to my healthy lifestyle when i'm on plane after plane and dealing with time zone changes and bickering family.
it feels a little overwhelming, yet i know these are all good changes for me. it can be scarey stepping out of my little world and risking doing what i want. going to school is a big thing. but won't it be wonderful to have the chance to contribute in a field that has been such a problem for me.
i love being with my family in pittsburgh. i'm also going to love getting home for the two days i have before my next trip.
hope everyone's doing well. i'm looking forward to landing a new job, so i have more time to read blogs!!!!!!!!!