Changes Are Afoot: 2018 Site Updates

The past two years have been quite the whirlwind. That said, I have gained –and am still gaining– new perspective and motivation to move forward. That will be reflected via site updates throughout 2018 (you may have already noticed the new header). Since I’m making a return to social media, marketing, & graphic design, I need to make sure my online presence shows that I actually do know a bit about the work.

I’m still working on my PhD, while holding down a full-time job, maintaining a tarot business, and refreshing skills for my career transition, so the changes will be slow. Just know that if you do swing back by and notice something is either missing or not where it used to be, it’s all due to the glow up.

It’s been a while since my last update, so for those who care:

I have decided that I’m going to spend the rest of 2017 trying to be gentle with myself and submit another round of edits to my dissertation proposal. That’s plenty to do in just one week.

See y’all in 2018!

That Time I Ranted About Children on Social Media

I currently work as a content moderator for a social media platform.* In short, my job is to remove content (and users) that violates our terms of service. It is incredibly draining work. I may not technically be working as a social worker, but lemme tell you: I’m so glad that I have this MSW….

The Storyteller’s Irony: A Career Transition Journey

I got a letter from the State of California a couple of weeks ago. At first, I was worried that it was some new business tax I was gonna hafta pay. It was not. My heart dropped, nonetheless. The letter was notice that it’s coming up on time to renew my registration as an Associate Clinical…

Reinventing AMJ… #ReignyDayJobs #careerchanger #jobsearch

To Dare! To Imagine! To Do It!

ICYMI, I’m making a major career shift. speaking of job hunting, lemme try to get this cover letter done. it's hard reinventing your whole-ass career. — AMJones, ASW ♿️ (@AmandaMichelle) June 18, 2017 While much of this is due to the difficulties I’ve faced finding a job as a disabled clinical social worker, the rest of…

Birthdays Are Hard #WonderTwin36th

Today I turned 36. At 9:51am Eastern, to be exact. I couldn’t wind down last night so I was up until 5:30am. I awoke around 9am to watch a webinar, then went back to sleep until Dilla woke me up around 2pm. I remembered I needed to get to the post office, so I brushed…

AMJ Is Hustling for Rent (and Other Bills)

UPDATE: I have enough for rent now! THANK YOU to everyone who signal boosted and/or provided support. I’ llbe able to negotiate pay dates for my utilities based on income from my temp gig, so whew! Also: I forgot to include in the original: I’m also signing up for Upwork, a freelancing site recommended to…

AMJ’s Job Search Cover Letter #ReignyDayJobs #socialwork #jobchat

Greetings, Prospective Employer! My name is Amanda Michelle Jones and I am currently seeking a full-time clinical social work position in Los Angeles, CA as I pursue licensure as a clinical social worker (LCSW). I am a registered Associate Clinical Social Worker (#70072) who focuses on addressing both individual and environmental/systemic factors that create the contexts in which consumers live….

#SocialWork Career Tips, FTW!

  So, there I was, doing my morning Twitter scrolling, when I came across Dorlee Michaeli’s post on career tips. As most of you know, I’m currently on the job market, since my PhD funding is no more.* I figured it’d be a great idea to read up on what folks are advising for new…

Crafting a Way Forward, Part 2: Help Get #AMJtoLA

Table of Professional Skills

So this is actually post 3 in an unintentional series of posts about my next life transition. It seems we have entered a season of expression for AMJ (hush up all the Gemini slander… but it IS our time right now, so…) Tl;dr – it’s time for me to leave Chicago. I need help finding…

Something, Something, Fear… Blah, Blah, Prince…

NOTE: This post has been sitting in my drafts, unfinished since I started it on April 27th. Yay, fear! Tuesday night/Wednesday morning, when I should have been reading a book for a discussion I’m co-facilitating this Thursday or at least readying myself for bed, I saw Darren Rowse had tweeted a blog post on dealing with…