My oldest daughter will be celebrating another birthday next month. The birthday’s just keep coming and coming, don’t they? Coming from a large family, there is always a birthday or anniversary looming just up ahead. We have so many that now we try to focus on just the kids when it comes to gift cards and Christmas presents.
This kid has always had sensitive skin and then when puberty hit she has had her hands full dealing with acne and still is. I’m not surprised, I still have occasional break outs and I’m and old lady in need of some anti-aging light therapy. Your face is never not in need of some type of special care for heaven’s sake.
Check out this cool info-graphic that I found and sent to my daughter for her to see, learn and possibly enjoy as well.
According to one of the blogs that I try and keep up with that is about what is going on down in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, the obx short sales are on the increase, which is good news for people that are possibly in the position of purchasing land and/or property in that part of North Carolina that I fell in love with from the first time I set eyes on the place back when I was 8 years old. My Great Aunt Pearl had a beach house down there that we were invited once a year to come down and stay at for a nice long week of fun in the sun and on the beach doing all the things that kids and families do when they have this type of opportunity come around.
I have always loved the water and have always dreamed of one day living on the water. I want to be able to walk out my door (front or back, that doesn’t much matter) and be able to feel the nice warm sand between my toes and walk right out into the water. I still have time to full fill that dream even if it ends up being the retirement home that I end up staying at later on in life. I just hope I still have my senses enough to enjoy it all.
I’ve been tossing around the idea of going back to school and get myself into the medical field. The economy is forcing us to take a look at what we can do in order to make it in this world and going back to school seems to be the way to go for many of us. I’ve got to do something as well.
I’ve never been good in a traditional school setting. I couldn’t wait to get out of high school and get into the real world. So I’m thinking of checking out some of the Online Colleges that I’ve been hearing about and getting my online degree programs in nutrition. The medical field will always be needing workers but I am not good with blood and guts so I don’t think I would cut it as a nurse, which is a field that so many of my friends are getting into lately. But I think I could handle getting into the nutrition side of it. I’ve talked with a couple of gals that are doing the same thing and have decided that this could quite possibly be the way to go for me.
Of course money is an issue, and education doesn’t come cheap, so I’m going to start looking for some type of financial aid to help pay for the classes. But before I start with any of that I’ve got to find the right college. I’m getting excited about it all!
Here I thought the conversation was about researching information about the new cell phones that are out on the market these days, when I walked into the break room yesterday for lunch. I just plopped myself down in an empty chair and barged right on in chattering on about my new cell phone that came with a two year contract with AT&T and how much I wish I had never up graded and kept my old phone. I’ve had this piece of useless technology for nine months now and I’m still clueless on most of what it is supposed to be doing for me. The worse part is that if any part of my face touches any where on that big screen all kinds of wacky things start happening and I’m just done with talking with my phone literally up side down to keep it away from my face.
Little did I know that my fellow co workers were not talking about cell phones but were actually discussing atcc cell line authentication which is something that one of our managers is in the process of researching for some of the health issues that she is dealing with of her husband. Now didn’t I feel like an idiot when everyone just sat there looking at me when I stopped talking about my cell phone, when they had been talking about DNA and other cell related technologies. LOL!
Not many people have the privilege of doing what they love day in and day out but thankfully I do. I am a full time family counselor and get to help people solve life’s problems – it’s a great career to have. When I went to school back in the 80s I thought I’d be an attorney or many even an accountant but somehow just fell into counseling and have never looked back.
I really love being in my office. There are so many people that have an office window that just looks right into another window and/or building while mine has a great view of a garden and there’s lots of natural light. I consider myself truly blessed for this small piece of nature during a busy work day in an office environment. As a consummate professional, my office has a secretary and even offers wireless Internet service to all of my customers so they can get online while they’re waiting on their appointment. There’s nothing I wouldn’t do to make my patients more comfortable and I know they appreciate the extra thought. I love helping people any way I can and if making my patients feel more at home here is helpful to them, I’ll do anything I can. Who knew counseling would be so rewarding?