You are now looking at (well, reading about) a gainfully employed working woman! I am so incredibly excited and proud to be a part of Ndutime Youth and Family Services. I should start sometime within the next three weeks as Program Director of Day Treatment (social work-y speech, I apologize), but it’s a position above the one I applied for AND I am getting to do extra work on the issue of drop-out prevention (show some excitement people!)!
Thank you everyone out there for all your thoughts, prayers, and encouragement since I started out on my whole school/life/work journey. It’s been long and hard, but now I’m getting there (and I would just like to say a little HA to all those who claimed I would have to start at the bottom – I’m a driven, professional, perfectionist, I tend to get what I go for).
My job basically means I get to influence the lives of kids like this precious baby, Dominique. How can I not love a job like that?
Other’s thoughts on my job are as follows:
Dad: Great! Now we just need to figure out what you’re husband wants to do with the rest of his life.
Me: We will.
Dad: I’ll tell you what I want him to do. Go to college and become an explosions expert! Then we can blow stuff up.
My best friend (and soul mate):
Me: omg omg omg I just got a job!!!
Her: oh my god!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! COngrats!!! What’s ur new title??
Me: Program director of day treatment!!!!
Her: Damn girl!!!!! Ur a director??? Look at chu ;) And you finally get health insurance!!!
Him: Go buy a house dude!
Me: No way, my money is going to student loans, savings, and cristal!
Him: Family drinks to celebrate!
Gotta love the support of friends and family. It’s pretty much priceless (and some of the best).
Image courtesy of NDUTIME and me circa 2008