Tuesday, March 2, 2010

It's been awhile, so I thought I'd post another update. Life continues. Mom is having surgery on Monday which will hopefully be reaaaaally good for her. I've been working on using up my holiday days (which have to be gone by March 31st) as well as my sick days (same deal) while earning extra money working at the shelter. Over all, I'm actually doing quite well and I'm feeling like things have worked themselves into a new balance.

I worked at the shelter two days this weekend. There is something SO freeing about not having a caseload and something incredibly freeing about not having voice-mail. I am in LOVE with not having voice-mail! Seriously, I too Thursday off and I came back to EIGHT new voice-mails. Seriously people, if you leave ONE voice-mail, I promise I will get back to you. When you leave me THREE, it makes me not want to call you. (That being said, I'll still call you).

I love working at the shelter. I love my counselling job too, but I really really like hanging out with the homeless. As my long time readers will remember there are a lot of good reasons why I don't work at the shelter full time, but every now and then I get nostalgic for it. There's just something so very real about it, and I feel like I am really able to impact people. That being said, in terms of measurable change, I make a far greater difference at my other job. But, measurements, smeasurements.


Btrflygl said...

I hear ya about the voicemail thing. Most of my clients use my cell as my primary and I am so glad I have caller ID. I screen a lot of their calls that way!

Carolyn said...

Hang in there dreamer. Remember to ask you mum (voice of experience here) alot of questions. Everything that you might need to know later. How does she make the gravy so good, how can she make the pastry so flaky. What was menopause like for her (if you can see around the cancer bits). These are some of the questions I wish I had asked my mum and now 17 years later, it's too late.