Right now I should be sleeping, but a thousand things are running through my mind. I decided to create a new blog. I have, perhaps, outgrown my old one. I wrote in that blog for a great many years throughout college and even back in high school, plus I post-dated some blog posts which were "poems" written long ago by a child/young woman I only vaguely remember.
Right now I am 22, crazy to think that I made it to this point, though I did not always want to, or think I had the will to, make it this far. I am a college graduate now, and working in the field which my degree in, and I am so lucky to be able to have that, especially in this economy. I have a bachelors degree in social work, and I have a job where I work with kids either referred by probation or by CFS (Child and Family Services, formerly known as CPS, Child Protective Services), and I also work with Military families. I only started my job about 2.5 months ago, but life has been crazy since I started. It was a whole lot of change to get used to. Moving out of my parents home and into a room I rent from a family I barely know, which is located about an hour from my family. Starting my first ever real job and commuting 45 minutes each way to get there and back. Beginning to really put into practice what I learned in school. The complications of making new friends when you are not surrounded by a bunch of kids in a dorm or apartment on my college campus. Being treated like an adult, when I really don't know how I all of a sudden became one. Paying bills. College loans. The list could go on and on. But suffice it to say that there has been a lot of change in my life in the last 2.5 months, not necessarily bad things, but not easy either.
I am sitting here in my room contemplating this all when it is nearly 11pm and I should be sleeping because I have to be up early in the morning for work. (Don't you hate it when your mind refuses to let you sleep with its incessant chatter?)