Saturday, December 5, 2009


My field instructor had to fill out my evaluation for the first half of my internship. For the most part, she chose "At Expected Level" for the area questioned. I did get a few "Above Expected Level" - which is always nice.

  • Uses field educator for direction, supervision and education. Most definitely - that is what she is there for (and she does a great job, might I add!).

  • Discusses strengths and weaknesses with field educator. I really accept professional feedback with open arms. That is how you learn!

  • Acts professional and responsible, is punctual and dresses appropriately. I worked in corporate America for years, so my professionalism is definitely present.

  • Shares in collegial work responsibilities, including meeting deadlines and accepting assignments. :)

  • Identifies the purpose and use of agency records and forms and completes written material on a timely basis.
This was her handwritten note for: Discuss student's performance, strengths and areas for improvement:
Student is doing very well in her internship. She is a team player who has adjusted well to the entire adoption unit and has been welcomed by all. Other staff take the opportunity to provide Student with additional experiences and learning opportunities. Student is motivate to learn. She displays an appropriate/professional demeanor at all times, whether at the office, at court, during visits or other activities and events. Sudent is responsible and punctual. She is inquisitive and outspoken. Student is at the expected level of performance for this stage in her internship and this field supervisor believes that she will continue to grow as a social worker in this internship, and in her social work career.

See! I'm learning something!
:) :) :)

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Finals are a' comin.

Well, I guess I should say Final because I only have one. 73 questions, mind you. It shouldn't be that bad: I'm taking a break from making my study guide now, and I am meeting with my cohort this Saturday for a study session. These are VERY helpful.

This Saturday is also a party at my internship for the adoptive families and foster children. I was going to teach dances, but some logistical issues have prevented that from happening, so I will be helping with a Cranium-type game. Should be loads of fun for the kiddies.

Tomorrow, I will be presenting my internship agency to a Women's Clinic, along with my supervisor. She wants me to talk about the History of the organization, as well as the Safe Haven Law. I am a terrible public speaker (mainly because of my nerves!) but I've done it before and lived, so I just need to deal. It is part of being a professional.

Other than that, I'm too busy to write lately. 2 weeks left and I will be FREE for a month. Well, at least from school/internship. I am leaving my Graduate Assistantship, as well, which really sucks (I've made some close friends there and they pay my tuition!) but it must be done. I am not a robot/super hero and need a BREAK! Working 3 part-time jobs plus school is a bit much. I also want to put more into my internship next semester. And, I plan to start full-time next school year so I can finish in 3 years instead of . I've never, ever gone to college full-time and I'm a bit freaked out. :/

I will still have my at-home job, for as long as they need me. Hopefully that doesn't go away too soon. It will not be a pretty day in this household when we're both not working. We already struggle. I'm trying to figure out how to SAVE some flippin money when we go grocery shopping. We go to a farmer's market for produce, which is AMAZING. We come away with loads of fresh fruits/veggies for under $20. We spend roughly $100/week on food though. Hubs and I have big appetites and we gain weight easily. Therefore, we do our best to eat fresh foods, lean meats and whole wheat products. This is way more expensive to do than just buying all the boxed crap.

Any suggestions out there in blog land? I would be a crazy-frugal-coupon-crazed-deal-seeker if I had the time!