Wednesday, May 28, 2008


I don't think there's anyone reading this, but....sorry I haven't posted in a while. A long while. I did a semi-decent job of keeping up the Jamie's in Spain blog, which can be seen here but it wasn't really filled with many personal details. So, yeah. Sorry about the absence. I want to try to be more bloggy, so we'll work on that.

As for my current life, I'm really just working, holding now a retail job that I enjoy (the same one I've had for a few years now) and living just a little. No school to worry about is nice, and strange. It's the first time I've been out of school in a long time, college took me 5 years to finish, including most summers (though I do have an associates, a BA, and a semester in Spain up my sleeve now) and it just seems like it took forever. Then there's the two years in-between high school and college that I'd rather erase from my life, for the most part, as I did absolutely nothing and was kind of in a wasteland of self-moping for a while. So, I guess I'm saying all of that to say that I've never really been in this place before, just working and that's all, and I like it. It might not really settle in until the fall that I'm just not in school anymore, but I'll deal with that when it comes. For anyone who doesn't know, the 'official' plan is to take the rest of this year off, and just live, and then figure out the rest of it at that point.

So that's what I'm doing, although I am already considering grad schools. If I do start a program, it'll probably be something low-residency, which equals mostly online. I'm looking at Prescott College , who seems to offer almost completely adaptable Masters programs, so I could make it anything I wanted it to be. I haven't contacted them yet, because I'm still cooking on the process, but I'm seriously thinking about studying something like 'social movements in Appalachia', looking at the past, present, and future of them, and why they are what they are. This would lump together everything I love in one little program: Appalachia, sociology, environmental issues, social justice work, non-profit organizations, spanish--or more specifically, the immigration movement *which could include some work in spanish...and this list can just keep growing. Based on what I've read, it seems like it would be possible with them. Very possible. So, I'm contemplating that for a while.

Guess that's it.
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