16 Sultan 167 B.E. (Baha’i Calendar)
Soundtrack in my head: Seals and Crofts, “Summer Breeze”
It’s easy to have the best intentions about keeping a blog updated. I was doing a pretty good job at it for a while (i.e. December). Then the new year hit like a whirlwind (or more like a blizzard) and it was all that I could do to take a breath and get enough bearings about me to even figure out where I was.
But today I’m snowed in. A huge storm stretching from New Mexico to Maine brought a blizzard with 18 inches of snow on Madison over the last couple of days. Madison Metro buses are not running today, which means I can’t get to work. I don’t know if anyone in my department was able to get to work–I called in this morning, and was on hold for a half-hour before I gave up–because no one was picking up the phone.
So, hello. It’s been a busy time.
A couple of weeks ago, I submitted an application to the master’s program at the University of Wisconsin School of Social Work. It’s an idea that popped into my mind late last summer and the more I thought about it, the more it made sense. I feel like I’m at my best when I’m listening to and offering support to others, and I’m very interested in providing counseling for individuals and small groups. I’ll find out within the next couple of months whether I get in or not.
There’s a lot more going on, too. I feel like I have clarity in my life as to my priorities and where things fit in my life–more clarity than I’ve had in almost a decade. I’ve actually mapped it out visually. More on that in subsequent posts…