First, I am giving myself kudos for waiting until now to blog! Yay self-control!
Second, what if I decided to take some classes to become a substance abuse counselor? I seem to have a great affinity for addicts, and I also seem very interested in addiction. It might help me feel like I'm doing something good for the world.
I love my current job, but occasionally I have these useless fits of guilt because I don't feel like I'm giving anything back. I'm kind of a hippy. I feel guilty that my work is so self-indulgent. I write about things that are interesting, beautiful, and useless. It might be good for me to have a skill that I can use to help people.
I'm currently writing an article about a woman who, after her own struggle with addiction, became a substance abuse counselor and now works at the clinic where she got clean. I thought that the work might be really interesting, and my current job is flexible enough that I could go to school for a while and also eventually work a part time job in addition to doing what I do here.
I know the substance abuse counselors at the methadone clinic where we were going for a while worked only really early in the mornings, so maybe I could do something like that. I'm going to look into it! Yay school! The classes at the community college aren't so expensive, and maybe I could teach a class in addition to pay some of the tuition.
Oh, I love new schemes!