Identify what is most important )0( Eliminate everything else
The idea that some lives matter less is the root of all that is wrong with the world. Dr. Paul Farmer
The suffering of others is not alleviated when no one knows about it.
There is no one right way to live. Daniel Quinn Ishmael
The only thing that you need to start an asylum is an empty room and the right sort of people.
We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be. Kurt Vonnegut

Wednesday, July 17, 2013


Well, I have a meeting in the morning about the training stuff from last week.  I think that they, the Center, are going to ask me to start a group.  They have been mentioning it since I first applied for the training, and I cannot imagine what else could be on the agenda.  They cannot offer me a job, already having a specialist on staff. 

I meet with my therapist, the person who told me about the certification and encouraged me to apply.  On the strength of her confidence in me I did that, as well as writing an essay to apply for a scholarship.  I was accepted on both counts, and, really, I am still having moments of pause, wondering how all of this happened and how really and truly lucky I am to have been accepted into this program.

Now, the hard work begins.  National and state certification testing.  I have never done well on tests.  Give me a job or a project and I do just fine.  Tests, not so much.  

Lordy.  This is a new kind of stress, a great stress, one I embrace, but stress nevertheless.


  1. You're a feckin' superstar,that's what you are :D I hope that your new life turns out to be everything you want it to be :D ♥

  2. Think of them as projects you have to do to gain employment. The better you 'research' them beforehand the better the project will turn out. Sometimes it's all in how you perceive things :).

  3. That is a great idea. I received my user name and password for the national certification this afternoon. I am so eager for the testing date to arrive.

    Superstar? Hardly, more like Petitestar. But, thanks for the support! :) :) :) ♥