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|Mon, 07-09-2012 - 1:56pm|
Well, it's been a long time since we've had one, and I see a lot of new people here, which is always the case as a new year is approaching! So - welcome to the newcomers and let's find out more about you! Here's a prompt: Where do you live, how many children do you have, where is your college student going, big school vs. small school, 2-year vs. 4 year, intended major, and how are YOU doing?! And - anything else you want to share!
I'll start, I guess - even though I have no college students anymore, I've been with this board since it started so I will always be a "member"! I'm from the SF Bay Area, with 2 grown girls, ages 25 and 30, both with BA degrees and working in their fields of choice (yay!). My oldest was a psych major and works in a psych hospital as a mental heath counselor. She has said she would like to go to nursing school and has been one class shy of her pre-reqs for awhile now, but I think she is too comfortable with her life as is right now to go back to school so we'll see. In the meantime, she is living with her boyfriend who is working as a research assistant for a company that does medication trials with psych patients, and this field has a lot of room for promotion and growth. His parents do the same thing and she is considering looking into doing this as well. She's getting a little burned out on the inpatient psych world, and there is really no room for her to progress any hire than what she's doing now, so it doesn't seem to be a bad idea. We'll see!
Dd #2 got married last September and is living in Portland, OR with her hubby, working for a small employee recognition/awards company, managing their website and helping with PR and marketing. She's been promoted twice in less than a year, so she is doing quite well! Her dh was doing contract work for an audio-visual setup company when they first moved but the work dried up and he got really screwed over (they never paid him for his last month of work!) so he was unemployed for awhile and they have been struggling. However, her company just hired him to assist her (so far, so good!) with the website and administrative tasks, as they just let their office assistant go. For now it's working out and they are happy he's working. He doesn't have a college degree but picked up about a year's worth of units at the JC when they were living down here and she was going to school. He hopes to go back part time next semester, at their local JC.
Dh and I are empty-nesters and have adjusted nicely! We love to cycle and we also have a small house in the Sierras at Lake Tahoe, so we go there when we can. Dh retired early 6+ years ago from the government and is an avid photographer, though he hasn't really made a "business" of it and doesn't really need to. I work part-time at our regional trauma center as a medical social worker. My big project these days is planning my 40-year high school reunion in October! I've been reconnecting with friends I haven't talked to since graduation or before and it has been a kick!