Huge chance I think...

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by DammitJanet, Jan 10, 2008.

  1. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member

    My therapist handed me an application today from the state level folks who oversee our community mental health junk to apply for a full scholarship to the National Conference NAMI is having in Orlando FL in June!

    She wants me to attend and learn all the interesting stuff and then do the write ups for the local and state areas!


    The workshops sound fabulous and so interesting. I am a bit scared ...well a LOT the idea of being down there all alone but I can do it!

    Now I just have to fill out all the paperwork. I hope I get the scholarship...she seemed sure I would. They pay for everything!
  2. everywoman

    everywoman Active Member

    Yeah for you Janet. I hope you do get to attend. It would be interesting and you could get in on cutting edge stuff.
  3. Lothlorien

    Lothlorien Active Member

    You go for it, MAMA!!!!!
  4. Fran

    Fran Former desparate mom

    After being a mom to our kids, being alone is a walk in the park. You can do this. You will feel wonderful learning new things. I'll send good thoughts that you get the scholarship and get to prove you can do it to yourself.
  5. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member

    I have gone to conferences both state and national level when I was a fraud investigator which is what gives me the gumption to even fill out this paperwork. I know I can pull this off. It was a tad bit easier when I was with the others but I can do this alone and the information they are showing online looks wonderful and I take it as if she has a huge amount of confidence in me.

    I will just put on my "public persona" and go with it!
  6. HereWeGoAgain

    HereWeGoAgain Grandpa

    I hope you get it and when you do it'll be a cakewalk.
  7. 1905

    1905 Well-Known Member

    You are an intelligent, educated, articulate woman who can see things from both sides of the fence. What better person could they choose? That sounds like fun, an exciting opportunity, and who knows where it will take you? -Alyssa
  8. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member

    If I get to go...maybe I will get to meet some of the FL family!

    Anyone near Orlando or any of the places I will be passing through on my way from NC to Orlando? Im gonna drive myself instead of flying...I want to have my own car to get around in. I like to have my own way to go and not be relying on others since I have the physical problems too.
  9. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> I will just put on my "public persona" and go with it! </div></div>

    You go and have a blast!!! That is so cool! And it sounds so interesting.

    Absolutely awesome!! :dance: :dance: :smile:
  10. Star*

    Star* call 911

    OH Janet - you can do this - YOU KNOW you can!

    -and if HWGA brings cake I'd like your slice since you will be in FL.

    This is fantastic!
  11. Big Bad Kitty

    Big Bad Kitty lolcat

    What a fantastic opportunity. Good for you!!
  12. Suz

    Suz (the future) MRS. GERE

    It sounds great, Janet...........and just think.........a few days, ALONE, in a hotel room. :bravo: :smile: :dance: Think of the peace!

  13. totoro

    totoro Mom? What's a GFG?

    OH My gosh how exciting!!! I want to go!!! husband just posted that I can go anywhere I want!?!?! I would love to go to a NAMI conference, I should look into that!!!

    Keep us posted!!! I hope you get it!!!
  14. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    What an awesome opportunity!! Can't wait to hear more!
  15. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member

    Hey Totoro...come on! We can share a room!
  16. mrscatinthehat

    mrscatinthehat Seussical

    That sounds like a great opportunity. Wish I could go too.

  17. nvts

    nvts Active Member

    Janet: the most important part of this is:

    Start "sqirrelling" away your spare change now and while you're there get a spa treatment!

    This will make all of us drool with envy:

    hotel -- ALONE
    road trip -- ALONE
    phone calls interupting the spa -- NONE

    Have a wonderful time!


    PS: feel like swinging by and picking up a co-pilot in NY?

  18. Shari

    Shari IsItFridayYet?

    That's WONDERFUL! How exciting!

    Keep us informed!