I passed the Master’s Social Work exam. So I am licensed in the state of Kansas. Just have to wait to receive the license in the mail. That is a weight off my shoulders. Should help get a job. It is extremely frustrating not getting phone calls from places I’ve applied. Especially if I’m over qualified. Honesttly, what else do these people want? I have the passion, drive, work ethic, references, education. .. sheesh. And now I have a fun story of old diversions. The 2005 one should be expunged in a month or so, all the paperwork is in and fee is paid. So anyone who thinks expungements just naturally happen, for diversions, they don’t! You have to contact the district court you were registered in. They aren’t going to step by step it either, you have to ask the questions! But it is doable, even in Kansas. If I lived in Colorado, perhaps I could be one of those people who are getting their records taken care of. At first it seemed like it wouldn’t happen but now I think it’s actually going to happen to some people. I had to dip into my share certificate so that sucks now I won’t be getting interest on it as much. However, it’s a good think I put that money away 4 years ago. Sheesh. I have enough for April. Moving too at the end of the month so a lot of things happening. Being unemployed of course makes me feel like a complete idiot and loser since I’m constantly mooching for money. The only time I was able to put money away was back in 2009 ever since i’ve made about 10K a year. 2014 doesn’t look like it will be much different. I am very lucky to have people willing to help me out though. Especially since I don’t qualify for unemployment and won’t until around July or so and even then it will only be about 4K of gross wages. Still have some bitterness, but honestly a lot of that I’ve had for years and it won’t go away anytime soon. Just gotta find the job and a new place to live.
I’ve always supported the legalization of drugs and ending the drug war, waaaay before all this misfortune happened. I’ve always been very progressive and believe in true liberty. I don’t think we need religion or laws to remind us that murder, rape, child molestation, assault, etc. are wrong. But if we are consenting adults I don’t think it’s anyone business, especially the governments, of what we do behind our closed doors or what we put in our body. Usually when I tell people this beliefs like legalizing and regulating drugs, prostitution, gambling, they always put words in my mouth and say i’m supporting minor sex trafficking or have these sad fantasies based off the 60s. Well that is simply ridiculous; I’m an adult with my own opinions that are mine and no one else’s. No I do not support minors buying drugs or being sex trafficked or prostituting and I feel ridiculous even having to say that. Prescription drugs are more addictive and cause overdoses. People still drink and drive even though it’s illegal so that doesn’t mean if we legalize other things we are all going to become sex crazed, stoned, murderers. The plan we have now isn’t working. Institutionalized racism and outdated laws put black people in jail for not killing people and white people can murder as long as their victim is black. Rapists never see jail cells and marijuana growers are in prisons. White collar crime kills more and costs more millions yet violent criminals are still seen as the scum of the Earth and we celebrate white collar crime with movies and oscar red carpets. Politicians are able to “resign” after they are caught snorting cocaine and get therapy while low-income persons of color are sent to prison for life because of 3 strike laws. Homeless can go to prison for life for stealing sandwiches. We put more money into prisons while schools try to scrap together box tops and PTA funds. Only certain parties and politicians are even allowed on stage to debate. People deny evolution and call themselves morale while at the same time discriminating against the LGBTQIAA community. It’s a flawed system and there is nothing wrong with wanting something more, something different. Vote green. Vote libertarian. Get involved locally. Sign a petition. Call a senator. Have a conversation with a friend. Care. Be a good person. Help others. Get mad. Be happy. Be you. Live your life. Just don’t support laws that force agendas on people. You don’t have to support everything or be super active just don’t waste energy denying people basic human rights and dignity. Use that energy to create positive change. Or just drink wine, that’s what I do a lot of the time ;)
It’s baseball season so GO CUBS!!! BULLS are still in it as welL!!!!!!!!