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If you and I were having coffee…

August 6, 2016

First, I apologize for not writing more lately. I am going to explain more about where I’ve been in this post. But hopefully things are going to get quieter, more conducive to work for work.

I am not  a coffee drinker at at all. I would probably enjoy a cinnamon roll or a slice of cheesecake.

If you and I were having coffee, I would remind you that three weeks ago I was heading to camp. I was thinking that I would try to work some in the afternoons.. Well, taking time to work ended up being a joke. Camp kept everyone thoroughly busy, and when there was not something specifically to do, I was either swimming or even more likely spending time with all the new friends I was making. I think meeting new friends was probably my absolute favorite part about camp. We also had some amazing teaching which really refreshed me after a long summer personally.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that a few days after getting home from camp, my family gathered for our family get together. I love gathering with my family, loving my time with siblings and my nieces and nephews.. We were at a lake house, so we did some boating and stuff like that. But we also did a lot of visiting. I have a nephew who is about six weeks old, and everyone took turns enjoying him. And of course, whenever we get together, we always eat well.

If you and I were having coffee, I’d tell you that I really enjoyed both times. But as my family started leaving, and there were less and less for me to do, I got bored and started missing my work and being online. I’m a travel agent, my blog for that is I really enjoy my job, although I need to figure out how to get clients to work with.

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.

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!


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.

On being disabled

November 15, 2011

Like I said, we were gone last week. Dad was meeting with people he used to work with and who may come to work for him. They clearly loved what they did, and it really made me hope to have a career like that one day.

That got me started thinking about things I’m passionate about. And something, besides right to life, is that I believe more disabled people should be working. I really believe that those who are disabled, myself included, should be working, doing something productive with their lives, instead of just watching tv or whatever all day. Now people with mental disabilities are different, if they can’t work then sure, go on and let them do whatever they want. But there are lots of people, like me, whose bodies are disabled but whose minds are not.

It is these people that I truly believe should work. I’m looking for work myself, and sadly not finding much of anything. I believe that disabled people can sometimes do a whole lot more than is expected of them. And I think I am going to do some research on this. I’m likely to share more about this other times.