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I don't write daily, just when important things happen.
Now that I'm in the program
Hey. I made it to the program.
As I said, it's for adults with special needs to learn to live alone.
Everybody is nice and very kind.
Nobody makes fun. We all help each other. It's a great community.
There's about 40-50 people involved in this entire community. Not all of them are live ins though.
There are 4 girls and 5 boys, besides me, who are living here.

Carbondale, IL is a college town. This program is part of the college but not on the campus.
I gave out my address to a bunch of people so I'll be getting some mail pretty soon.

There's a no touch policy here. I understand why it's here, but it's still bullsh*t. Also we are not allowed to have relationships. Again, I understand but I totally agree with this one. None of these kids are ready for a relationship.
The people here are all 20-something, but the general maturity level is high school. They do not act like adults. This reeeeally bugs the hell out of me.
Another rule is no cursing. Again, I understand, but it's bullsh*t. I watch my mouth, but this isn't just school, it's my home. It's hard.
I'm sleeping better then ever because the day starts at 7am and by the time it's night, I'm actually tired.
There are different types of special needs here. One girl is my age and a teacher has ceribal palsy. Mitchel has it too, but he just rocks from side to side constantly. The other two are in some major wheel chairs. They're actually really cool. Danielle is probably my best friend out of anyone so far.
The others...they're ok, but have maturity issues.
Tony, Dilbert(love that name!), and Joey are the boys that are most of the action. Tony is the most obnoxious and loud. I don't think he realizes it. He's a real gentleman when he wants to be. He's the one I have problems with. He's just really loud and obnoxious. He also doesn't know how to go about getting attention he wants.

The issue is immaturity. Other then that, it's totally perfect.
It's only been one week. I've snapped twice so far. Once because because of the immaturity. and the second time was because of my issue with sound.
Sound is a major, major issue for me. I gotta tell em before the party Wednesday.
I'm so used to my mom and my sisters who are all adults. These adult-children are gonna raise my tolerance level if anything.

I just got out of testing, which was getting to know me through a test. There were no wrong answers.
We went over the results. As it turns out I am at a 17th grade reading/writing level, and a 6th grade math level. But I have potential to go to college!!! if i get up that math skill.
I also have potential to be a shrink, if I really want all the schooling.
Relationships, Arts & Media, and Achievement are most important to me. So go into jobs that will have those.

Then came a big long list of jobs I could go into that are things I totally have potential for.
-heavy sigh- THIS is what I've wanted. Just a list to pick through. I'm so grateful.

I won't have as much internet time as I used to, so...we'll all have to deal with that.
If you wanna send me stuff, PM me for the address.
I need some adult conversations and understanding.
If this week was an indicator of anything, I won't survive 6 months of this sh*t.

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