Journal Entry: Jarrett M James-07/30/2023

Journal Entry

I had to wake up this morning at 1 am to go work the suicide cadre. my shift is from 130am until 6 am. I use that time to do various things like studying and reading. This morning was a little different. I came to the conclusion that I have to write a journal and tighten my release plan up! I don’t quite know how to write a journal but I’m going to do the best I can. my goal is for me to send my progress out every Sunday unless something happens during the week. The institution is currently housed at has a mission change so it’s going from medium to low. I don’t know if I will be leaving or not and limbo kind of had me thrown off. I haven’t been on top of things like usual. but I shook it off. Tomorrow July 31 is my birthday and that was a wake call for me to get back on track. I was working on my Preparing for Success workbook and read a story about Mr. Santos, Rudy, and Lee. Reading that story scared me a little bit because I have goals but they are not smart goals and they are off in the future. I need to be working on goals and accomplishing them right now so I can practice that procedure. I think because I know what I want to do and how passionate I am about that I don’t need goal setting. But that’s not true. I don’t have the details tightened up. It’s like a freelance job and I can’t have that. When I think about it that’s a bad recipe. I have been searching for college addresses and finally completed that mission on Friday. I have also been trying to get addresses for local organizations with volunteer opportunities when I get out. That mission is almost accomplished. so my goal for the next 30 days is to send out 51 letters to colleges and universities as well as at least 50 local organizations.