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by Rouva
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Rouva's second journal
Replies: 1
Views: 247

Rouva's second journal

This is my second journal here. I'm 36 years old Finn. I first found ERE nine years ago and documented my journey for six years on the forum. I went back to university and became a social worker because I wanted a profitable degree which would complement my previous, too general master’s degree. The...
by Rouva
Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Creative Writing, deliberate practice, and politely asking for feedback
Replies: 22
Views: 2017

Re: Creative Writing, deliberate practice, and politely asking for feedback

If you are interested in sci-fi, one option I haven't seen here is writing fanfiction. It is often slandered form and legally grey area, but for practice, it offers quite a lot. 1) depending on your fandom, there are many active commenters who can critique your work for free and they are already int...
by Rouva
Mon Dec 25, 2017 2:08 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: How do you come up with a life plan?
Replies: 15
Views: 1649

Re: How do you come up with a life plan?

Priorities and realism. I don't think that making a great design of your life is possible. If I look back, there has been many unexpected events I could not have foreseen, but they ended up changing me very much. I made different choices because of those experiences, and they changed my way of think...
by Rouva
Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:35 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Five Years, Lord Willing
Replies: 516
Views: 71042

Re: Five Years, Lord Willing

You can do your best to know things, including the extent of the unknowns, but there are always unknowns you have no knowledge about. In retrospect, if I had focused more on not making bad decisions as I did trying to make good decisions, I would have been better off. That's excellent advice. I'm n...
by Rouva
Wed Dec 20, 2017 2:33 am
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Living with Adult Children
Replies: 19
Views: 2855

Re: Living with Adult Children

I grew up in a small farmer village, where nuclear families were basically unheard of. Houses had two or three generations of family members, and even if the nuclear family had their own house, it was usually built opposite the "old" family house where grandparents lived. Even if small farms vanishe...
by Rouva
Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Master's in Social Work?
Replies: 16
Views: 2445

Re: Master's in Social Work?

I did Master's in Social Work three years ago as my second degree. I'm not located in US, but I thought I could say a few words about the nature of the job. I've worked in psychiatric wards, adult services and child services, disability services and at school. If it's about money, you can get the sa...
by Rouva
Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Spend money to look good?
Replies: 40
Views: 4950

Re: Spend money to look good?

I don't know anything about backpacking, so my answer is just about "looking good in old man clothes"-angle. It's more about being neat than what to wear. You can make relaxed style work if you pay attention to details. My husband is very casual dresser. I'm not. His preferred outfit is grey sweat p...
by Rouva
Sun Aug 06, 2017 2:10 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: DutchGirl's journal
Replies: 517
Views: 109766

Re: DutchGirl's journal

Congratulations on finding a house!
by Rouva
Mon Nov 28, 2016 3:22 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Jobs that maximize your chance of meeting unconventional people
Replies: 23
Views: 4831

Re: Jobs that maximize your chance of meeting unconventional people

If you want to meet interesting people, I recommend social work in psychiatry field. I really enjoyed it. It was like they paid me to sit there and people came to my room and told me all kinds of interesting things and gave me complicated, really unique problems to solve. The problem solving is what...
by Rouva
Wed Jul 15, 2015 4:42 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Sitting VS. Standing at work
Replies: 10
Views: 2608

Re: Sitting VS. Standing at work

I have electric desk at work, and I stand whole 8-hour day by choice. I started in January when I got a new job and I had to borrow co-workers desk. She didn't have a chair at all, so I had to stand... It was hard at first (I was very tired on the evenings for first month) but soon I got accustomed ...
by Rouva
Tue Jun 17, 2014 1:59 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Do you actually plan on stop working when you can?
Replies: 25
Views: 7264

Re: Do you actually plan on stop working when you can?

I'm not planning to stop when I reach my goal, but switch to part-time work. I was a caregiver for a family member for five years, and he spent six hours in day care center every weekday. I had plenty of time for myself, but no money since caregiving allowance of 347 euros was all I got. First three...
by Rouva
Wed May 07, 2014 1:06 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: LASIK
Replies: 59
Views: 12823

Re: LASIK

I got a form of LASIK called FEMTO two years ago. Basically a LASIK for worse sight, a bit more expensive and healing happened quicker compared to my friends who got basic version. My sight was really bad (-9,75 diopters, which meant I mostly saw blobs of different color instead of forms) and glasse...
by Rouva
Sat Nov 02, 2013 3:38 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Aspergers
Replies: 19
Views: 6258

Re: Aspergers

When I worked at neuropsychiatric unit, an experienced nurse told me that we all have autism spectrum traits. The defining criteria for diagnosis is if the traits are affecting your daily life negatively. I think that is very good summary. I feel that autism spectrum, especially Aspergers, has becom...