Archive for January, 2012

Not sure what to say

January 31, 2012

I have lots to do, mostly lots of research/figuring things out.. Kind of just started that today. So I don’t have anything too exciting weto share. Just trying to figure out a job I might be able to do right now, without doing much training. I want to start school once I have a job and am on my own.

What kind of sedentarwork is there that doesn’t require talking on the telephone, manual labor, or higher education? I really don’t know, if anyone has any ideas, please let me know!

I’m playing on a disability board I’ve found. There is a lot I would like to do there, but tend to want to have everything else done first. And once I have everything done, I usually read or get off the computer.. It’s funny.. Not really.

Friday thoughts

January 27, 2012

It’s Friday. This past week hasn’t been the best or the worst week as far as work goes. Part of that is because this is prayer week at our church, so I’ve been at church most evenings this week. I have been communicating a lot with the center this week, but need to get to a good bit of research that I need to do as far as jobs/moving out.

Here is my plan on what needs to happen when in order to hopefully accomplish more.

  • Hopefully between today and tomorrow I will finish catching up on reading business e-mail. I also hope to write some writing friends to let them know about this new chapter of ma y life. And then I am going to try to get better at reading and answering e-mail each day.
  • I consider it a bad day when I don’t get to write on my novel. So I will get to that each day.
  • I am going to make myself work on all the research that I need to do. This with the center is very important to myself..
  • And I do want to get back to my discussion groups on disability.

I am going to be busy, I know, but it should be worth it.

Important meeting yesterday

January 24, 2012

I met with the people at the Independent Living Center yesterday afternoon. They came to my house, which is the easiest way for me to meet with anyone. As it turns out, I’ve actually met both people who came before yesterday. And the woman that I am going to be working with, who is the Executive Director, is someone whose family my family used to do a lot with several years ago. I think I am going to really enjoy working with her.

And let me say this as well. I have had lots of meetings with lots of different people and organizations to discuss different aspects of my life. I have never felt so comfortable with any other group. They are Christians and are not afraid to say that they are. I also feel like they genuinely care about me and understand more of how I feel.

I am now a consumer, or client, of the center. We got through all the initial paperwork. I think they did it on an Ipad, something like that anyway, which was cool. And then we set up the goals that we are going to be working towards together. My goals are

  1. To find some kind of a job I drink do on an on going basis
  2. To move out on my own, enabling me to make more of my own decisions
  3. And then to start online college classes as I can.

I wish I I could say I know we’ll be on goal #3 by this fall, but I have no idea of anything. Time will tell what will happen to my dreams. And I will keep this updated on progress!

News

January 20, 2012

I had my wisdom teeth taken out two weeks ago today. Recovery has been difficult, mostly because I’m still having trouble eating.. I’m still weak, but I’m making progress and am encouraged by that. Hopefully after this life is going to get back to normal, and I can update this regularly.. I am especially encouraged by the fact that I am actually working today. I’ve mostly been reading before this.

But on to the news… It has been months since I have heard heard anything from the Independent Living Center. I had given up on hearing from them, unless I found a way to actually get down there. I had no idea how to do that, much as I would have liked to. So I was beginning to wonder if the center would work with me at all.

I just heard from them day. They would like to come meet with me this coming Monday. Sadly I’m not sure they have an actual job for me. I’m not sure of anything at this point, except that I desperately wish it was time for that meeting already!

I’m hoping to find some kind of job, hopefully something that pays pretty well, before much longer.. My hope is to get as little from the government as I can. I don’t know how everything will work.

My, but doing something feels good!

Sharing my heart

January 3, 2012

I should have said in my Christmas letter that it would be my last post of 2011. Christmas is one of my favorite times of year, and I didn’t do a whole lot over the holidays.

My family was together most of last week, and of course especially that month I didn’t work much at all. We simply enjoyed hanging out together as a family, eating good food, going different places, watching movies, and of course loving on my little nieces and nephew.

However, my family is changing. Everyone’s does. Eventually the small children become teenagers, and then the teenagers become adults with jobs, and families of their own. And to be honest, I feel pretty left out of all this change. Nothing in my life changes… No, I shouldn’t say that, things do change. Friends come and go , I have a job and then I’ll finish that job or lose it.

I am ready, have been ready for years, to find a career and actually grow in that. I am ready to be more independent from my parents. I am ready for some big changes in my life… Hopefully I’ll find ways to make that happen this year.