Archive for July, 2011

Still haven’t heard anything

July 28, 2011

Sigh, I’m kind of discouraged because I haven’t heard anything more from the center. I started to do some research, see if I could come up with anything e-mail addresses for anyone. I have a couple of other ideas that I might try. If I do find anything and hear back I may well write a third entry this week.

There is a lot going on with my family lately. But somehow I feel bored. I’m writing a novel, and that is something I thoroughly enjoy, but writing doesn’t take lots of time.. Ready for something more to fill my days. I’ve looked some at writing jobs. I haven’t found anything that I’m thrilled about by any means. The more that I think about it, the more I really like the idea of getting out every day, of having a lot more interaction with people day to day. Working with people as a job seems like a dream.

Waiting is just hard… I’m disabled and waiting on people to do this or that is part of my life. But I guess I know by lots of my waiting that this or that will happen in the next hour or so. I’m not sure when anything will happen yet. And it’s hard.

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I tried

July 26, 2011

I tried to apply for a writing job today just now. I am by no means giving up on the center. The writing job pays decently, and I’d be getting my name out there. I got all the way through the application (uploading files was a pain). They didn’t like the human-code-thing. Guess what was missing? The files, of course. So I got those on there again, and they didn’t like the word-thingy again. Decided to give up for today. Not sure whether I am going to try another day.

Feel like a lot is up in the air right now. I’d love to get a job at the center, and then maybe start school online, something like that.. Don’t know. Keep praying about everything.

Really wish I had more to say

July 23, 2011

First, the confession, yesterday was one of those days I just couldn’t get myself to do anything. I couldn’t write. I didn’t even read e-mail. I just sat and read on Kindle. I enjoy reading a lot, but feel badly because I hardly accomplished anything.

Now for the possible reason. Thursday didn’t work out. The people from the independent living center couldn’t come because they got too busy. They wrote me beforehand to let me know that this was the case. And they do want to help me figure things out. I take both as good signs.

I’ve asked for some different e-mail addresses from the center that I would like to get into contact with.. I haven’t gotten those yet, but hopefully I will.

I feel like I’m in limbo in a lot of ways. Very ready to get this job and start figuring out a lot of different things…

Well, I’ve knocked one thing off my to-do list for today. Let’s see what else I can do

News

July 19, 2011

We got back yesterday. And come to find out we aren’t going anywhere until the beginning of August,, which is good for us.

However, the big news is that the people from the center are going to come to the house and meet me this coming Thursday afternoon. I think I may write on Friday this week to let you know what they say. At this point, I think my biggest concern is that Mom will not like what they say, and be totally against me pursuing this.. And I don’t know what I will do if she does say no.

However, one of the people coming is an executive director of another center. And I find that encouraging somehow. Becoming executive director here is really what I want to do, I think. I think my ggest question there is how many minutes I would have to work, and could I do that and still write.

I’m excited and yet nervous about the meeting, and am just praying that it goes well.

Heading out again

July 14, 2011

My parents tend to do a lot of traveling. This summer things have been especially crazy. May and June were absolutely wild because of lots of different family things that we did. July has been somewhat better, but we were gone last weekend, are leaving again today, and are likely to travel again sometime next week sometime. I’m not crazy about being in a vehicle for hours on end.

I really just like being home a lot more than we have been. I like visiting family and friends. But maintaining a normal schedule here at home is something that’s important me. I like being on the computer able to work and communicate with everyone, and read, during the week. Besides being up in the air about things at the center, lately we’re gone so much that I don’t feel like I can say that I would be able to write for anyone on a regular basis. So that is another reason that I’m not looking at other jobs. Feel like I’m in a hard other in lots of ways.. Mom says we need to go now.

Kind of bored lately

July 12, 2011

I’m not hearing from the center, much as I would like to. I’m writing some, ideas are kind of sporadic lately. That’s frustrating in and of itself. And of course, I’m reading. I’m reading a lot actually. I don’t mind reading. It’s a great book. I just feel like I’m not being especially productive lately.

I’m not sure what more to write. I think I’ll were write out an ideal schedule for if/when I start working at the center.

  • 7:00-800 Get up and read my Bible.
  • 8:00-900 Eat breakfast and get to work.
  • 9:00-3:00 Work (lunch will be in there sometime)
  • 3:00-4:00 rest
  • 4:00-6:00 write
  • 6:00 Eat dinner, write more, read, do things with friends, etc

That’s a rough idea of what I would like to do. Just wish I knew when I might be able to get started.

 

I’ll go where You lead

July 7, 2011

I don’t think this is the time to spill everything out. But suffice it to say that Mom has told me some things may make it harder for me to work at the Independent Living Center. Or it might really help. I really don’t know.

I’ve been praying for changes in my life for a long  time. And if what Mom told me does actually come to pass, there would most definitely be some MAJOR changes in my life..

So right now I’m not sure where I am going, or what I I am doing. But I think a lot of people feel that way. And so my prayer is, whatever, wherever, Lord.

I have more questions than answers about a whole lot of things. But I do know the One that knows the answers.

Inspired by Twitter

July 5, 2011

I saw this quote when I first got on Twitter this morning. And it made me think of the work I would love to do at this Independent Living Center. The quote is, ” Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” –Theodore Roosevelt

I heard from the people at the center yesterday, and they want to come to my house and see me. I think that will work better for me and my parents. I know I’ll have to be down there to work. However, maybe their coming here, talking to parents (who will no doubt want to be in on such a meeting) may help get things moving in the right direction.

But back to the quote. I think working at the center will enable me to touch a lot of people with disabilities lives. And that would really excite me. I’ve tried to help several people with disabilities and their families figure out their communication problems. Working at the center would give me so many other opportunities.

And you never know, working there might give me some great ideas to work on this blog. 🙂