I cannot believe it has been four years already since I’ve moved down to southern California. It really hasn’t been that long but time sure fly by fast. I’ve lived in Northern California for 23 years…I think it will take a bit more time to feel at home here in SoCal. I am truly grateful for all the things I went through. It has brought me to where I am today. It has taught me to love life even though there are many hurdles. Be happy with what I am doing, because if not, why bother do them at all?
I am happy I am finally taking care of myself. I’m not going to dwell on why I didn’t do it sooner or at what magnitude or rate I’m going. I will focus on the fact that I am doing it. I am focusing on me. I am trying my best.
The highly anticipated 2021 is finally here. What are your thoughts and dreams? Any new year resolutions? Or simply things you want to work on?
I sure do!
Do you feel the same holiday cheer as previous years? It definitely does not feel the same for me. However I can’t wait for today’s event! My work, Fostering UNITY’s winter wonderland festival of lights. I will be sure to share some picture’s and videos soon.
Christmas music is playing. Christmas decorations are everywhere. The happiest time of the year is here. Is it? Did you have good childhood holiday memories? What was one memory that pops up from childhood when you think about the holidays?
I am beyond words right now with how I feel about the department. I do not understand who I have pissed off to end up here. I know a child removal is not a big deal, especially if they won’t be considerate of our concerns. However, it does not hurt any less.
I pray (even though I’m not religious, I pray to a higher power) that my kiddo will remain strong and grow up to be the wonderful and smart girl I see in her.
I don’t know about you but October flew by and it felt like it almost didn’t happen. Typically it only happens like that when I’m having a good time. I definitely wouldn’t categorize the last month as “good times”.
Anyway, here’s the latest.
It feels like things are finally coming together…slowly. I have to keep reminding myself, no matter the pace of the progress, I have to keep going. Progress is progress. I feel like I’ve armed myself with so much new information in the last month and half, I’m ready to step into my new role. What’s so awesome is that I finally feel like I belong. I feel I am at a place where I can help and assist others with their foster children. Something I’ve yearned to do since I could remember. Doing something meaningful, impactful!
I am a CSP (CARE Service Partner) for Fostering UNITY of Los Angeles County. I now sit in meetings with Directors, Deputy Directors of CDSS (California Department of Social Services). I participated as liaisons between foster families and DCFS. I am here to make a difference!
This is just the beginning of my journey in the fostering field. I can’t wait to help out as many people as I can. I’m here to share my love.
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This week has been crazy already and it’s only Tuesday. Between training for work, assisting my nephew with his virtual learning and make sure my foster kiddo does her stuff on time….I didn’t get to eat lunch until after 3:30p. When I signed up to work for Fostering UNITY, I didn’t know my kiddo would come back to me. Now I almost feel like I bit off more than I can chew. But if other people can do it, so can I!! I’m sure in 2 weeks after trainings are over, I will feel much better.
Regardless of how overwhelming everything seems right now, I am beyond ecstatic to work with this group of amazing people.
If you are or about to become a foster parent in Los Angeles County, please join this group and you will see what I am raving about!
As one door closes, another door opens. Most of the time, things happens for a reason. Therefore we should be patient and see what happens next.