I'm back from Tennessee and can I say that I love it?? It was so great. Well, east Tennessee is at least. So much prettier than central Texas, that's for sure. It's by the Great Smokey Mountains, which we went to on Saturday. So beautiful. We drove/hiked up to the very top of one and it was amazing.
I went to the school and met with one of the social work profs on Friday. She did her undergrad at Baylor and was most helpful in answering all of my questions about the school and program. She even said that she'd keep her eyes open for a job for me and helped us some with looking for apartments. And honestly, out of all the universities I visited to learn about their social work programs, Tennessee's is my favorite. I really think that it will be a good fit for me. She kept talking about social justice issues and all that. And there is even a prof there doing research on the working poor!! Seriously, if that's not for me, I don't know what is.
Appalacia culture fascinates me. On the way back down the mountain on Saturday we took a different route/got a little lost and ended up going through a little tiny mountain town. I'm just so intrigued by it all. I want to learn more.
In one month I'll be in Knoxville. To live. That kind of scares me just a little. I have (potentially) a place to live. I have a new phone number. Now all I need is a job. Minor detail...