Lately, things have been crazy busy. I haven’t had much time to be online. So let’s get down to the updates, shall we?
First, school has taken a huge turn. I received a letter last month stating that the New Hampshire Board of Mental Health Practice (the Board that licenses social workers) requires that MSW students take half their degree coursework on campus. As a 100% online degree student, this news came much to my dismay. So, jumping through more hoops, I have successfully made the transfer from being an online student to a campus student, and it’s going to turn out to work better for me anyway because I’ll finish my MSW in May 2014 instead of December 2014. It will likely be more rigorous, but worth it. Next week, I have to drive to Portland, ME, where the School of Social Work is located, and meet with my Field Advisor about doing my first of two Practicums this Fall. I also have to make an appointment with my doctor sometime this summer to get my required immunizations, which I don’t want but have to do. I’m trying to get a relative in the Portland area (I have a few there) to let me crash with them a few nights a week for the next almost-year.
I say, with cautious optimism, that I have a new client couple for my Independent Case Management business. That’s as far as I’ve gotten with self employment, and maybe it’s just as well since I now have to be in Portland a few days a week (maybe more during the Practicums).
There hasn’t been much time for hiking or biking (or blogging!), but I’m hoping to do a mountain hike at the end of next week with a good friend. I’m also still planning on doing some reviews of the gear that I have, in the hopes that it’ll help someone who’s planning on purchasing something that I have. In terms of health and exercise, I’ve been feeling OK…just a bit run-down from being so busy. I barely make it to the end of the 11:00 news these days when I used to be up until about 1:30 AM! My supplements are doing an OK job keeping up with the demands of my present life. I walk when I have time. The weather here in New Hampshire has been absolutely amazing for a good week or more, so I’d like to get out today and enjoy some of it! If it’s amazing where you are today, I hope you get outdoors too!