(07-19-2014, 09:34 PM)ImaSurvivor Wrote: Hi retired_guy and justMongo. She is our only child. We do miss her terribly and concerned for her well-being. Our only child, a daughter and living in a city ... I spend a lot of time checking her FB and time stamps for activity to be sure all is well LoL. We live in a small rural area and there are just no opportunities for young adults in our area. She knows she can come home anytime and we all know she really doesn't want to. There are universities she could look into in some of the larger cities nearby but she really does not want to be in NYS. I don't blame her! My husband has been retired now for two years and I plan on retiring within the year. We can't get too far away with my parents health but we are making plans to get away to Myrtle Beach during some of the winter. That still keeps us close to her and we can get home easily as needed.
She graduated this past December from a nearby university where I work. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelors in Clinical Psychology and minored in Criminal Justice. She moved to Washington DC to pursue a Masters degree in Forensic Psychology. Before she moved down in early May, she took two on-line courses with the graduate school during the spring semester because she graduated early from undergrad. She just finished an 8 week summer class on site in DC. She has not been impressed with the school since being down there. The main school is actually in Chicago and a branch in DC and there seems to be a lot of disorganization and things that have not set well with her. She is very goal oriented and strives for high academics. She could see that the school was not going to meet her needs and rather than get further into debt with them, she has decided to look into another school in Arlington which is actually where she is living. She is considering a Masters in Clinical and Legal Psychology and possibly a concentration in Intelligence. She won't be able to apply and get into the program in time for the Fall Semester though and will have a lot of idle time on her hands until she can get in.
She also does legal on-line transcription of court cases as a part time job. Between doing that several hours a week and a lot of reading and writing papers for her class, she really was not getting out much and meeting people. She has recently begun hostessing at a restaurant part time to get out of her apartment. She is looking for more full time work. As a teenager and during her undergraduate studies she worked in a local supermarket and eventually got into the bakery department. She has been applying for bakery jobs in DC ... she really enjoys cake decorating and she has also applied for several legal assistant jobs.
She sounds very talented. I suspect she'll work for one of the alphabet agencies of the Federal Government. FBI, DOJ, CIA... et cetera
You're in western NY state... Anywhere near Niagara county? My 4th Great Grandfather is buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Niagara County.