Greetings, dear beloved readers! I had a long day. I met with my ARMHS worker this morning and then I had to clean my room so the people could come in and paint and then I had my briefing appointment for a Section 8 housing voucher. I’m feeling a lot less sad and emotional from the other day. I still feel a little sad, but I also feel excited for new adventures.
My ARMHS worker and I had to renew my treatment plan. We also talked about how I want to try not to be as ‘abrasive’ when I meet the new therapist on Wednesday. My ARMHS and I laughed at how scary I was when we first met. She touched my stuff and I was rather sullen and unwilling. I mean, that’s pretty on par for how I normally act when I meet new providers. I’m not saying it’s right, it’s just how I am. I have gotten massively better with Charon. I’m hoping I won’t be a Willful Willis on Wednesday and I’ll be more open. If I catch myself being an obstinate motherfucker, I’m going to try the Willing Hands skill. And also take a deep breath.
I still have to come up with a list of things I want to work on in therapy. I’m going to put “not be as willful” on that list. Maybe that’s something I can work on before bed tonight. I’m going to label it “Therapy Quests”. I’m totally okay with being that sort of dork.
As for the Section 8 Housing Voucher, I got it! For those who don’t know about it, the Voucher covers a fixed amount of money for rent. Let’s say that amount is $600. If the market price of the apartment is $900, the Voucher pays $600 and I have to pay the difference of $300. If the market price is $700, I have to pay $100. However, if I somehow found a place for $600, I would have to pay $75 because they have that as a minimum. So, no matter what, I pay at least $75 for rent. The $600 is not the real amount, it’s just the amount I’m using here as an example.
I have 120 days from today to find a place. I can request extensions but I would rather not. I’m pretty stoked. I’m already looking. There’s a place in the Major State City that is helping me with applications and stuff. So exciting! Unless I majorly sabotage myself, I should have my own place by year’s end.
Okay, so I’ve decided I’m going to make my list of Therapy Quests tonight and post it tomorrow. I think it’d be fun.
I keep getting distracted. More to come.
-The Sarcastic Autist