Monday, July 12, 2010

Recent and Exciting Happenings

After multiple interviews and lots of waiting I was finally offered my first job!! I will be a direct support coordinator at a group home for adults with developmental disabilities. I am super excited because I am in a supervisory position and will be given more freedom with the goals and plans for the residents. At my current (part-time) job I have been given the goals for my client and just had to follow them. At the new job I will be in the meetings to analyze the goals and see how things are going with the residents and be able to make new recommendations. I also get to organize the outings, coordinate doctor's appointments, and make sure the other staff in the house are doing their jobs. I am slightly overwhelmed because I know it is going to be a lot of work, but I am also extremely excited. Today I had my drug test and my TB test (I get the results for that Wednesday) and I should set up training etc in the next few days. I am not sure when I will officially start working but it should be within 2 weeks.

Thursday morning my mom and I leave for a mini-vacation in San Francisco. We are going to be there until Monday and will be staying with my aunt and uncle. We have both visited the area before, but didn't get to see everything. I am really excited about the timing of this trip because I'm sure we will all be celebrating me getting my first REAL job while we are there. Since the training is really flexible and I still need to quit my part-time job the trip was literally perfect timing.

As far as running is going it has been really up and down. I run at least once a week on a 2 mile route. I would love to run more but things have been really crazy lately and the heat has been intense. Hopefully once I get moved and get into my job routine I can make a consistent schedule.

I guess that is all for now. Just wanted to update everyone on how life has been going and all the new and exciting things happening! Hope everyone is doing well!

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