Sui Generis

August 18, 2006

Back to the business of writing

Filed under: Life — by Joyful Girl @ 9:13 pm

Writing is the only socially acceptable form of schizophrenia. – E. L. Doctorow

Its been a whirlwind summer…hard to believe its already winding down.  I’ve been consumed with a couple of projects, mainly the business of updating and renting out the apartment above my parent’s.   Earlier this year, my parent’s (who are getting up in age) transferred ownership of their duplex home to my brother and I.   This summer was the first time in over 20 years a new tenant would be needed for the upper flat.   So, there has been a good deal of updating and repair to be done on the apartment, as well as the somewhat arduous process of screening for tenants.  I never really wanted to be a landlord, but it has become too much for parent’s to deal with on their own.   Naturally, my brother always finds a way to avoid getting involved in family affairs that require him to do actual work, so basicially my husband and I have been running the show.       Needless to say, it has been a trying project at times.   Thankfully, the new tenant moves in in a couple weeks and I hope things run fairly smoothly…keeping fingers crossed.

I’ve also been busy with the business of getting ready to start graduate school on the 28th.   For the last couple of weeks, I have been in the process of interviewing and finding the proper placement for my field work/internship.   I am going to be at a large local agency that services developmentally disabled individuals of all ages.  The program I will be involved most in for this internship is one which works with young adults who are in need of transitioning from the role of high school level student to college.  Its a day program held on actual college campuses in the community and I will work as a social work intern assisting with developement of life skills, interpersonal issues and providing one on one when needed.  It is a big switch from the population I have been working with over the last ten years, the elderly.   I am glad for the opportunity though, because I want my field placements to help to stretch my boundaries and offer new experiences and chances to develop various new skills.  I am a little intimidated, but excited nonetheless.

So, between the apartment and school, I have been MIA for the most part on here.  I want to return to my blogging adventures, and in fact, I am going to post a few back dated entries from items sitting in draft for the last couple weeks.

Hope the summer of 2006 has been good to you…

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