Monday, July 1, 2013

Hello World, I'm here still, I promise.

I haven't blogged much in the last month. Mostly because I've been adjusting to a new routine, but partly because my internet at home stinks and since I haven't had any school work I haven't brought my computer out in public in a while.

Today I had to write a little mini-memoir about my childhood and the journey God has taken me on for a book my pastor's wife is writing called God's Graffiti, or something like that. It's a compilation of stories from people at my church - which means it's going to be awesome because have basically the most unique group of people ever at Graffiti. I mean, these people are the REASON I couldn't stand the idea of never living in this city. They are so special. If you've never been here and visited Graffiti, please come soon.

This new internship is pretty interesting. I work for the Kings County District Attorney's office, in the Victim's Services Unit. My primary career interests actually involve the OFFENDERS not the victims, but I thought it'd be interesting to see things from the other side, and it certainly has. My thinking is definitely still being challenged. Do I see myself permanently veering away from working with teens who have disciplinary issues, nope, but I can understand a little bit more about situations as a whole and how people get into them, plus I'm learning all sorts of interesting things about the legal system. Our primary focus is domestic violence - something I never thought I'd end up working anywhere near, but hey, I live an adventure, so why not?

I've definitely got some deep, heartfelt, woe-is-the-life-of-the-single-woman blogging to do in the near future, but I frankly don't have the energy for that tonight - plus I'm really tired of being at this Starbucks.  Speaking of Starbucks, I haven't paid for it myself in OVER A MONTH, because my parents sent me a gift card a few weeks back THEN I babysat for this kid simply because he was one of the most beautiful children I'd ever seen and I knew his mom needed a break - and her friend/roommate sent me a Starbucks card as a thank you! I seriously am amazed at all the tiny blessings in my life. Cute kid + free coffee = win!

So I'll get back to this soon, I'm sure. In the meantime, I need to get back to my apartment and do some cleaning and organizing - I'm much more relaxed and productive when that place doesn't look as crazy as it does right now.

1 comment:

ThistleAshD said...

umm that book sounds way cool! Let me know whenever she's done!