BROWNCOAT ID#:41231   SINCE: 2010.07.15 17:56   LAST HERE: 2011.11.14 11:01   CREDITS: 1

I am a 20-something year old manboy with a wildly creative and woefully undisciplined mind. I have a Bachelors in Music Education and am currently teaching after school music classes for k-2, 3-5 and 6-8 grade children, as well as private instrument lessons while and teaching children with Autism of military families. I also write fanfiction, or I did and will, soon as I get back to it. Being employed is well worth the hindrance to my fanfiction.

I can find an interest in almost anything for a time, but music related and scifi/fantasy things are about all that consistently hold my interest. Everything else tends to come an go in month or so long phases. I have never been especially book smart but I am always interested in learning new things. I have a sister in the marines and two little half brothers in elementary school. I relate very well to children, which has been a mite useful in my field, but often come off as naive when interacting with adults, but that is only because I probably am.

That would be me in a nutshell. If you want more you might just have to by me dinner or comment on my fanfic or something. Or just ask, that works too.

Update: Found full time employment a couple months ago (Apr 2011) as a tutor/therapist for children with Autism (as well as those within the Autistic spectrum like Aspergers). I'm working between the ages of 3-10 mostly and it is rewarding work. I even incorporate music into the therapy!





Friday, October 7, 2011 10:28:16 PM

As some of y'all are aware, I'm no longer doing the behavioral therapy gig. Long story short, I had discovered the company that employed me wasn't particularly ethical and I was ready to leave anyway. I would have preferred to leave on my own terms with another job already found so I could give them the finger on my way out, but what can ya do? I be honest, I wasn't particularly 'qualified' to do this job in the first place, they don't train on plan worth a shit, and there method's would never be APA certified. They are more concerned with billing hours and raking in the government money than actually making a difference in these children's lives. I'm too much of an idealist, I think my days there were numbered from the beginning.

So I find myself busy waiting once more. Applying for jobs, waiting, interview (possibly), waiting.... you get the picture. It's driving me crazy. I'm also teaching myself what I believe to be what I need to know to pass the GACE exam in some of the academic subjects. Finding a music teaching job still isn't easy, but I believe a math or reading certification would find me work in more public schools.

I've started filling the time with creative outlets while maintaining the job search. I'm practicing again (haven't done that seriously in a few) and am now learning how to sew. I know, it's a bit random, but I'm a fairly random guy and I enjoy acquiring new skills. Part of me wants to actually finish that fanfic I started a year ago, but I feel embarrassed every time I try to write in it. I believe I've injected a bit too much of myself into the character's personalities.

So I'm doing fine, all things considered. I'm too busy and/or distracted to do much more than a little lurking lately, but I wanted to make sure y'all knew I was alright. My last couple of post were a might negative, not really livin' up to my namesake.

Happy thoughts!