Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Would anyone be interested?

My SIFI class wrapped up yesterday and what I've been carrying through this whole thing is that it can be very isolating being a field instructor. Even though I have my classmates and professor's contact info, I will miss that weekly venting and sense of unity.

I was wondering if anyone has thoughts about, or would even be interested in having an online community of sorts to chat about issues that occur in the field?

Students would also be a welcome part of the group, because I know issues in field go both ways.

I am struggling with the fact that like dealing with regular clients, it would still have to be somewhat anonymous though.

Especially when it comes to the very real concern of having "difficult" students (and to be fair, challenging field instructors, ha).

It would probably need to be a private group, but overall I think it could be a positive thing. Also looking at it as a resource to share learning ideas and regular "case" presentations.


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Losing steam

It's been a rough holiday season so far around here.

There are many things I am thankful for, but life has still been tough lately.

Been going through a lot with DS. Playing the waiting game to get him to see someone.

And it also feels like every bill/event is coming due this month on top of Christmas gifts. Even without spending a ton, it ALL adds up. Again, I feel fortunate to have it, however, my little savings account is already pretty much gone so that will be a goal to get back on track with in the new year.

Working out/yoga also has not been in my life because of excuses but more related to the need to be around my son right now.

My job continues to be great but my student is driving me crazy. I am not really confrontational so I am trying to focus on their positives in the meantime.

I don't know about any of you, but I am just eager for this month to be over.