Saturday, March 15, 2008

looking to the future...

This past week has been one that has been full of planning for the future (so sorry if this post is long) - I just want to give all of you an idea of what I have been dealing/planning this past week...

First off I went and saw my counselor who really helped me out concerning this summer. I was confused about what I was going to do this summer - home or Idaho? I had been praying about what I was to do - I went to the Lord with my decision and had felt that I hadn't received an answer. I talked with my counselor and he gave me some great advice that was an answer to my prayers. He said that there is nothing wrong with going home during your off semester and letting what you've learned soak in; you are looking at it from a professional perspective (he said it much better than I've written it) - that is exactly what I needed to hear. I then talked with him about when I will be doing my internships and how that will fit in with my schedule and applying for graduate school. All this talking got me excited about internships and grad school...

Because I have decided to go home this Summer, I have decided to make a stop in Utah to visit with Aziele. My adviser recommended me to check out this center in Idaho Falls - they work with children who have developmental disabilities. Mom informed me that Aziele used to do this, so she and I are meeting when I get out of school so I can talk with her more about her job and previous jobs. It seems that almost all of the internships that I'm interested in deal with children - could this be my niche in life? Hmm....

I have been looking at grad schools (hence the poll) and am getting really excited about it all. Think: I will be graduating when I'm 21 (Summer 2009) - so young! Then it's off it graduate school who knows where. It's intimidating to think about me going to graduate school, but exhilarating all at the same time.

This past week has been a reality check for me - I have a little over a year until I graduate! Ahh! Scary, but so exciting. Mom and I are thinking about doing a road trip this Summer to some differing graduate schools, so yay! I have looked at my future in the face and here I come...



7 comments:

Sam said...

Um, how come BYU isn't on your poll? If you come down here you can babysit all the time......and there's lots of cute Mormon boys for you....... So come to BYU and live close to us....

Kellie said...

alli...i am excited for you to go to asu for grad school! :)
jk....i know you havent made a decision yet..but ya.
and its so exciting to think your graduating so soon...i wish i was toO! haha

Dani said...

I swithed my vote! :) We'll be out of here soon after you came if you went to PSU. So, since we are considering Arizona as a future place to settle down, I voted for ASU. :)
Good luck with all of those tough decisions. I am sure Mom is super glad that you are coming home this summer. You had better be planning a trip up to Portland to visit your nephews and favorite niece!

natalie said...

i'm glad you have figured out your future! but who knows, maybe all your plans will go away once you meet "prince charming" :) but you should come to AZ, its fun here. except i'll be gone, but that's ok. i'll come visit.

Summer said...

I'm also wondering why BYU is not on the list! Don't you want to be close to your future niece/nephew? The title of favorite aunt is up for grabs.... :)

Sounds like things are really falling into place for you Al! You are amazing!

Sharon said...

Exciting times! I'm excited you are going home for the summer, we will get to see you more! My vote is for Portland so that you can be close to us since we will be here at least another few years.

suzanne said...

You making an announcement Sam? Can't wait for our roadtrip! Think we need to rent a convertible.......we'll sing at the top of our lungs and drink dc until we pass out!