~ Avonlea, when I read the posts on here I 'imagine' one's tone in their voice as if they were saying it out loud and I just couldn't stop laughing when I read your reply
Whew, my sides are hurtin' from laughing so hard..
~~ Well, lets see....what is it that I do to pay the bills...
~For starters I do a lot of volunteer work for I feel it of great value here on Mother Earth..
~I volunteer in the judicial system as a CASA, Child Advocacy-Court Appointed Special Advocate.. I and other Volunteers help build a safer, more stable environment for abused or neglected children by establishing a consistent relationship with the child and other professionals on the case. I mostly work with children of sexual abuse(ages 6-14)...
It's a very difficult/challenging 'job' but, rewarding beyond all belief! It doesn't 'pay with money' but, it makes me rich in many ways...amazing what a hug
or kind words can do for a child..
~I do volunteer work with Hospice...when my biological father was diagnosed with a rare form of Leukemia, November'03, and was given 6 months tops to live I felt as though I had been punched in the 'gut'..I couldn't cry and I felt horribly guilty over that so I delved into any and all information I could find on Leukemia..I read so many 'stories' where the terminally ill and their loved ones had such a hard tyme finding caretakers, compassion or just someone to spend tyme with..when I came across Hospice and contacted this AMAZING organization for my Father, I learned just what hardships and compassion is.. I decided to do as much as I could to assist Hospice by giving them my tyme..Not only did I meet some truly remarkable individuals but, I developed many, many O'ginalli's! Again, tis a difficult and challenging 'job' but, when the day is over and I am sitting outside saying my 'prayers' I realize just how blessed I am and how minuet (small) any 'problem' I may have is..
~I do volunteer work with our local Humane Society/Animal Shelters..I do workshops like 'caring for your new pet'..I do my best to adopt out as many 'babies' as possible and the one's that I know will be 'put down'
I sneak out to the farm..This past summer we adopted out 6 Lab's to Hospice as part of a program for the terminally ill and their families...the Program has had 'smashing' results and I am very proud of this!
I am working now on seeing if Hospice and other organizations will begin to adopt some of our kittens/cats
It's all good!
~ For the past two summers I have done volunteer work on various Indian Reservations..everything from digging irrigation ditches to 'teaching' hygeine..again, volunteer work doesn't pay in money but, my life has been enriched and I am very rich!
~ As most of you know I am a 'biker chick'..I do most of my own maintenance and I am learning all I can about motorcycles because, one day, a dream of mine is to own my own Chopper Shop..to build custom bikes as well as providing general maintenance on motorcycles..I would like to have an all female 'crew'
~ Well, none of the mentioned 'jobs' pay my bills so I went to college for years and years and years
to become a 'mind doctor' AKA Psychologist
..I have my degree in Psychology with a Baccalaureate (BSS) in Sociology, Philosophy, Social Work and Criminal Justice...I have a minor in Theology Studies...I hope to return to college one day to achieve a degree in Marine Biology..tis something that Papa Bluefeather wishes for me to do...He believes all this 'head stuff' isn't healthy for my physical and mental well-being..He hopes that I will come home to North Carolina and work with the 'babies' in the ocean
~~ Thats about it...no frills...but plenty of experience in so much that life has to offer!
I always knew one day I would travel this road;I just did not know that today would be the day....
'Each man is good in his sight. It is not necessary for eagles to be crows' --Sitting Bull
'Why do you take by force what you could obtain by love?'
'HeartAches mend, HeartBreaks are everlasting'-- my own quote, seeker