I have been sitting here at my laptop for about a half hour trying to figure out what to write, and then it hit me “just write about anything; whatever is here with no expectations.
I had my CASA (Court Appointed Child Advocacy) class Saturday and I am really loving the process of what my role will be as a CASA when I am done and certified.
I have 3 more Saturday classes, a lot of online assessment work, and then 10 hours of court observation. Once I complete all of that, then I get sworn in as a CASA at my last court observation.
I will be certified by the end of November and I am pretty excited to get my first case. I am going to ask my therapist to come with me when I am sworn in. This is a very exciting time for me and he is the one that really helped me to move forward in this huge step of being a CASA.
I was told by the coordinator running the class that we can have our family and whoever we want there, and I would be honored to have Andy there along with my family. This is a huge milestone in my life.
I have also done a lot of thinking this weekend about the hard session I had before the weekend. It was the kind of hard that was good. The kind of Painful that was right and healing. It was pretty big and like my therapist said in email tonight “this is good good hard work”, and yes I finally feel movement in this isolation and sadness I have been in this year.
I think back to how crazy this year has been. It has been a year filled with so many un-knowns and I am so ready to move into something known. To be honest, I am looking forward to new good things to come and hopefully move through and past the things that made this year so hard.
I have a busy week this week. I have therapy 4 days this week with Tuesday being 2 hours. We are working so hard, and although sometimes I am exhausted, this week I am actually looking forward to movement and what last week’s hard movement will bring me this week.
I also have a lot of online homework to do this week, look over some cases that my teacher coordinator gave me at class, and the normal family things that go on. Life is busy, but its a good busy.
I plan to start a new workout regimen at the gym! I used to weight lift and body build, but life got in the way and a shoulder injury that put me out for quite a while. I love feeling fit and healthy and the past couple of months being out of the gym, I don’t feel as fit and it’s time to get my butt back in the gym and start running and lifting weights.
I never realized how much HEALTH is a huge player in emotional healing as well. When I run and workout, emotionally I am more open and willing. When I eat healthy I feel better emotionally and visa-verse!
So with a busy week ahead, I guess I should go to bed and get some sleep! Tomorrow starts off very early and I have a morning therapy session along with a meeting and a DR ‘s appointment later in the day.
Sleep hasn’t been my friend lately, so maybe I should get a head start.
I hope everyone had a great weekend and I have to say, writing randomly was different, but it was kinda fun.
October 7, 2013 at 1:35 PM
Karen I really like this different approach. It seems like it gives a slightly different perspective on who you are. Do it again sometime if you like it too.
I look forward to hearing more about your journey with CASA as you go and also about your new workout regimen at the gym. It’s good to keep moving forward and trying new things.
October 10, 2013 at 11:32 PM
This is my first time at your blog, Karen, and I am truly humbled by the experiences you’ve shared. You’re an incredibly brave woman. I wish you the very best in everything!
October 11, 2013 at 2:29 PM
Yes, you are brave. May you find Jesus tangibly holding you close as you go about the ordinary of your life today. May you find even a new level of rest and peace and safety in Him. Blessings and grace…