Monday, March 16, 2015

I'm going to be working...for free.

I'm finally through the process of becoming a volunteer at the local civilian hospital.  I picked up my green volunteer polo shirt today and scheduled my first day of on-the-job training, which will be this Friday.  I've got more training the following Wednesday and then I'll be set-up on a schedule.  I'm excited about this new adventure but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't nervous.  It's always difficult to start something new.

"Will I do it right?  Will they like me?  Will I like them?  Is this a mistake?"

My mind says lots of nutty things.

I'm still waiting for the background check and security clearance to be finished to be able to work at the base hospital.  I know it's slowly working through because my hubby got two letters to fill out based on the information that I gave to them.

I've paid for the CLEP exam for sociology.  I will call tomorrow to schedule the actual exam.  I've began a serious study plan for it.  I will make this happen.  I have to since I have told so many people that I'm doing it, I can't back out of it now.  I'm powering on and will do my very best.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Five months and counting...

We have been in Kitsap County, Washington State for over five months now and I cannot say I love it.  I tolerate living here.  As military families we all know that there will be assignments that we love and thrive in and then the opposite is possible too; assignments that we just live through until we can move again.  I fear that this is one of those assignments for us.

First let me preface my whining and complaining with this.  Washington is beautiful.  The people are extremely friendly.  It just is not the place for our family.  Just like I'm sure many Washingtonians would not want to live in my home state of Georgia.

We have found it difficult to find our place.  I'm going through the process to be able to volunteer at the local civilian hospital as well as volunteer with the base hospital.  I'm also trying to work on getting the education I need to become a Certified Lactation Consultant.  I'm going to do my best to get what good I can out of living here.