Wow, I sure haven't updated this part of my website in a long time! I've been busy crossing off things from my bucket list and taking up a new challenge you can read about here.
A lot has happened in the past month or so! First, I got engaged! That was super exciting, duh. Just click the link and you can read all about it. :)
Second, I graduated! Well, not technically.. but pretty much. I have fulfilled all the courses that apply to my major. I am currently enrolled in a summer class that is a prereq for grad school. Yes I said (typed), Graduate School! I applied to IUPUI's School of Social Work and have been accepted! It's a 2 year full time program that I would start this August in Indianapolis. With my Master's, I hope to one day become a school social worker! I had a job shadow day at an elementary school and I just knew that's what I wanted to do with my life!
Well, that was until I found an opportunity.. in Pennsylvania! It's not a job.. but that's the only word I can find to describe it. The program is called Camphill Soltane. Camphill is an organization that helps people of all ages that have special needs. The specific campus in Glenmoore, Soltane, works with young adults with special needs. Here they attend a 'college-esque' campus which helps them become self sufficient. I would be a 'co-worker' which is a mentor to a couple students on the campus. During my time there I would live in a 10 bedroom house with other co-workers as well as students, kinda like a dorm. We live, cook, clean, and learn together all under the same roof! The students will also attend classes such as gardening, bike repair, money management skills, world history, mythology, and movement! I found this opportunity through Americorps.. like the Peace Corps but in America (kinda obvious). Americorps is a 1 year stint with little pay but amazing lifetime experience! I had my phone interview with them on April 30th and I feel like I totally ROCKED it! They said they'd let me know in 2-3 weeks if I got the job so I'm just playing the waiting game right now! Soltane also begged for BHW to apply too! If he did, once we get married, we'd be able to move into the same room and have the same off days as each other! We wouldn't be making much money.. but we would have a free place to stay and free meals for an entire year! The schedule is pretty rad too.. Wake up at 7 and cook breakfast with everyone. Students attend class from 9-12. Break time from 12-3! Classes again from 3-5. Dinner prep and eating at 6! Then we all just hang out til bedtime, 9pm. Since it's a college, we also get tons of vacation time! I feel that this will be an amazing experience, challenging but rewarding.
So, that's what's going on in my life right now! 1 major decision to make and 2 amazing choices! If I do not get the job, it'll be easy to decide, grad school it is! But, if I do get the job.. that'll make the decision much harder. My current point of view.. grad school will always be there. I've already been accepted once.. how hard will it be to get accepted again? Soltane is a once in a lifetime opportunity and what better time to take the leap?! Any advice or words of encouragement.. I'll take anything! :)
To all my Faithful Readers:
Here is a small peek inside my brain. Enjoy.