Explaining my absence of the past month.

I doubt many of you noticed (or maybe you did) but I've been inactive since August 17th. Usually most people wouldn't blurb too much on why, but as it is, I have things to talk about. :D So here goes.

 

1. I started school in September. I was taking Criminal Justice and focusing on my growing homework load. I was enjoying it, until...

 

2. I landed my dream job. I've been actively applying for jobs for months now, trying to get myself employed before my unemployment ran out (which isn't far away). Well, now I have. I start on Monday at a nearby prison (Arrendale State Prison to be exact), as a cadet Correctional Officer. I'm in training, and around October 17th or so, I'll go to Forsyth, GA to go through training to get my certification as a peace officer. 

 

And that's about it. I also have a concert to go to on Wednesday that I'm super excited about.

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Comment by Carol Whitt on October 1, 2011 at 4:25pm

I'm excited but really nervous. I have a lot to learn and train for. But I really want this job to work because I've wanted to work in some sort of law enforcement job for several years now.

 

Thanks for the comment, Katie! :D

Comment by Ed on October 1, 2011 at 4:49pm

Carol,

 

As a former correctional officer (don't let my present mugshot fool you BTW) I might be able to provide some insight into your new job. If you have any questions about what your getting into fire away either here or in private communications.  All the best....

Comment by Carol Whitt on October 1, 2011 at 5:43pm

Ed,

 

That would be fantastic. You can shoot me a PM if you want, any information I can gather would be helpful.

Comment by Morgan Matthew on October 2, 2011 at 1:02am

Awesome! Good luck! :]

Comment by Boatman on October 2, 2011 at 11:53am

Congratulations!!  Too many people seem to go through life without ever realizing a dream job.

 

two points, if I may..

 

1) Tell me you will continue to go to school, and

 

2) What's the concert on wednesday? 

Comment by Carol Whitt on October 2, 2011 at 2:10pm

It's possible I'll go back to school, online. Once I finish my training, I'll be working 12 hour shifts at the prison. So once I get into a routine of working and getting used to my schedule, I'll look into going back. I want a Bachelor's in Cyber Crime.

 

I had to drop because my training clashed with this semester, and there was no way I could stay in school while doing this.

 

The concert is all Industrial bands. Imperative Reaction, System Syn and God Module. I've been a fan of them for roughly 5 years, so I'm really excited about seeing them. I have VIP passes, so I'm even more excited because I get to hang out with the guys before the show.

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