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"Work is the scourge of the drinking classes."
-Oscar Wilde

"Oh, you hate your job? Why didn't you say so? There's a support group for that. It's called everybody, and they meet at the bar."
-Drew Carey

Yep, I work. I've been with the New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services for just over a year now. I'll spare you my current thoughts on this job. My dream job, of course, would be to somehow combine all of my interests - is there any demand for an FBI profiler who paints, reads, cooks and plays guitar? When all is said and done, I hope to leave this planet with a PhD attached to my name. Why? I don't know. I guess it never occurred to me to stop going to school. I want to make my parents proud. I want to be satisfied with myself. Also, in spite of all my crazy schemes and ideal career paths and such, I have one goal - to implement Gifted & Talented programs throughout the state. And I will do it, I just need to get all the other stuff out of my system first. There are far too many bright kids being left to their own devices in less-than-ideal school districts and I am going to change that. If you put someone's intellect to use for good and not evil, there's no telling what amazing things can happen...

Damnit. I once again requested an application for Sage (I do this every few months and end up losing them or throwing them out) and now the struggle begins again... I think it was like 4years ago that I finally decided that I had two options worth exploring - the MA in Forensic Psychology, or the MS in Guidance and Counseling. I want to do both. And of course it would seem that the latter is a course of study more in tune with my long-term goal to be an educator, but the former is sooooo intriguing to me, it's the kind of information that I just suck up and hold on to, like a l'il sponge! So here we go again. But, considering that I've now told tons of people that I'm going for the forensic thing, and I just invested in a whole bunch of crime scene investigation manuals, I'm going to go for it. Hell, I'll only be 34 when I graduate, then I can start all over again! Maybe get that PhD by the time I'm 50 or something...

And here's my resume. It is desperately in need of revision, I think. The majority of my work experience has been with not-for-profit human services advocacy associations and I thrive on work that challenges and stimulates me. I enjoy being in a position where I am part of a decision making process, coming up with innovative ideas or creative solutions to problems. I'm hoping that maybe some of my friends might know someone who knows someone who knows someone... so I can land that dream job, get another degree or three and get on with my career!