Monday, November 22, 2010


We should learn something new every day, right?

Today I learned that I do not, under any circumstances, want to be a counselor! Even this afternoon I was debating it. Maybe after I take Theoretical Foundations and I understand some of this a little more I will, but right now I don't! I am super excited about my classes next semester: Grant Writing (yay!!!!), Program Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation, and Research. I need to solidify a thesis (I have a few ideas floating around my head).


I may be able (cross your fingers) to use starting my non profit as my internship! One of my friends said that she thinks there is a professor (the non profit professor) that might go for it! I'm not really sure how that will work, but I am totally willing to do it. (I really wanted to put an exclamation point after that sentence too, but I didn't, but I am really excited. :))

Not much of a post. I'll write more this weekend.


  1. What are you getting your Masters in? I got mine from OU in Social Work. I focused on the administrative and community practice section, not the direct practice which would lead one to be a counselor/therapist. I found my job at home, they allowed me to use taht as my practicum (internship) but I met once a week with a LMSW (licensed masters social worker). That person didn't work at the same agency but was happy to "supervise".

  2. I am doing Masters of Human Relations. Everyone I work with at DHS either has MSW or MHR and I liked MHR better because it was a lot more flexible and geared more towards how I think, so I could explore a lot more areas. I really thought I wanted to do LPC, but the only thing I got out of my counseling class this semester was from the chapter on advocacy. I want to go out and do things. I can do my internship at work and I probably will do part of it (we only have to have 450 clock hours), but since I'll be putting a lot of hours into this non profit I figure if I can get some class credit out of it I might as well.

    It's funny, your post about enjoying working really got me. I always saw myself as the stay at home mom type; that's what I wanted to do, but now I cannot imagine staying home. I still want to do something flexible so I can be with my kids (when I have them), but so long as it is something I'm passionate about I can't imagine not working. I don't want a job, I want a career I'm passionate about, if that makes sense.