Happy Friday, my friends! Friday is my absolute favorite day of the week. This week I’m especially giddy because there are a lot of exciting things going on. We just booked a trip to the beach for this summer with our friends Cassie and Nic and I can’t wait. Also, I started a new job this week! I’ve been keeping it quiet and being kind of vague about it because I wasn’t sure whether I would leave my old job yet, and actually I technically had three jobs there for a while, but I think I’m going to settle into a routine of working 1-2 days per week at the new place and filling in only occasionally at one of my old jobs (a psychiatric outpatient program for adults), but if I change my mind my old boss has been really great about letting me know that I can come back anytime (that job was conducting in-home assessments for kids and teens coming into a counseling program. So many jobs!). What’s exciting is that the new job is in a field I’ve been wanting to get into for a while: medical social work. It’s completely different from anything I’ve done before and I have a lot to learn, but I think it’s going to be really rewarding. Plus I get to wear scrubs!
In other news, I’ve recently become addicted to books written by author John Green. In the last week I’ve read The Fault in Our Stars, Looking for Alaska, Paper Towns, and last night I started reading An Abundance of Katherines. The Fault in Our Stars is the best so far. They’re written for teenagers but I still love them, maybe because the protagonists are all very bright and not very popular and since I was firmly ensconced in the Gifted clique as a teen I find them quite relatable. The only downside is that the books are sort of depressing. I get really attached to the characters and then when something sad happens I feel it and when the book ends I miss them.
As if I wasn’t feeling nostalgic enough after reading all these books that took me right back to high school, yesterday I took Jack on a walk around LSU’s campus to kill some time between picking him up from the babysitter’s and meeting Nick back home for dinner. I was a freshman at LSU exactly ten years ago and every time I visit campus I’m astounded by how much has changed and how much remains the same. I feel like the same could be said for me! I’m the same person as I was ten years ago and yet parts of me are vastly different (exhibit A: I have a child). LSU is really such a beautiful place and I’m grateful for the opportunity I had to spend so much time there. It was definitely a defining period in my life.
Have a great weekend, y’all!