I am afraid I have run into some difficulties. In the month of May I submitted my security clearance paperwork for the government job I was accepted into. I was told it would be finished within 30 days of submission. Doing the math, I figured it would all be done by June 9. Alas, I have not heard back regarding it yet. I have been unable to start my internship.
I find myself in an interesting position. On one hand, it has been a relaxing week. On the other, its been a relaxing week. I admit I feel ready to commence my internship experience.
Still, I have had a great time. I have gotten further practice with living on my own. I have gone shopping (mostly at whole foods) and cooked my own meals many different times. I feel much more confident in the kitchen. I have also read some great books, walked around, learned just how close Georgetown was (I didn’t realize you could walk so easily between GW and Georgetown) and just had a great time. I am getting more and more used to living on my own.
Finally, I learned something this week about discrimination and society. My fiancee and I recently watched a movie called the burning times, about the witch hunts of old. That movie, plus discussions with her made me fully appreciate just how deadly sexism is. I felt dirty as I realized how deep sexist assumptions go, and how society’s movies, jokes, comedies, etc. can serve to brainwash. The same I suppose can be true of the assumptions that lead to any bigoted attitude. And I certainly fear that has helped hurt the disabled community.
Well, I guess all that is left to do is wait to see what comes next with the security clearance. Sorry it took a while to make this post. I must be sure to write everything down.