Exciting News!

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

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