Today, my Spring semester begins. Today, I begin a journey in an internship that is sure to be much more successful than my last one. I will be interning at a facility on 27 acres in South Dallas, where they have residential community care, alzheimer's care, dementia care, rehab, hospice services, and independent living for the aging. I am extremely excited, as I have never worked with this population; I always worked with children and families, with lots of other populations mixed in for good measure. I will spend several weeks in each program, learning about assessment and other social work-y things. I am looking forward to the things I will learn, the people I will meet, the relationships that will be formed. I imagine I will have a ton of stories; I cannot wait.
I'm also taking an aging class, a class on Violence in Families, and doing an independent study on juvenile sex offenders. I promise there is a post to come about that, as it's a matter close to my heart, although the phrase turns people off.
The downside to this day is that I will be absent more, from this blog, from Twitter, from your blogs, from your every day lives. I've got a shit-ton of posts saved up, so hopefully I won't lose what few readers I have. I hope they last until at least Spring Break, when I can stock up on more posts.
Until then, if you need me, you know where to find me (firstname.lastname@example.org)!