so this morning we had a phone consult with our OT mark. It went really well. We talked about different options going forward, in regards to courses, both leisure interest courses and educational courses. He told me about some courses that two local colleges have on offer in the spring, these courses include things like learning a language, creative writing, guitar for beginners, art and yoga and mindfulness and meditation. They all sound interesting. He also told me about some courses that I could do which will lead to certification, these include theraputic play, a course on dementia, child care courses etc. He said that I should probably wait until I get hooked up with the job coach in early January before I go ahead and apply for any of the courses. His thinking was that when I get hooked up with the job coach and figure out what direction I want to go in in regards to my career and making goals surrounding that, then I’ll be more equipped to apply for courses to either enhance my CV or pursue something for just leisure interest. I’m thinking I’ll probably like to work in either tech support in some company, or else in a call centre, it seems like all the jobs are in those areas. And I dont have to stay at the same job for years, maybe I vcan just stay in one job for a year or two and then move on to something else. I’d like to do the theraputic play course, it sounds like it would be very good and I think I’d learn a lot. He said the local colleges have plenty of psychology related courses on offer if I was interested in any of those. He also did a brief check in with me about how I was doing, I told him how things have been for us over the past couple of weeks. I passed on the tip to him about the ap for reminding me to take my meds, he was pleased. He says he’s learned so much from me over the past couple of years, and he passes all my tips on to his colleagues. That made me feel good. It was a good consult and we agreed that when he’s back in the new year he’d call me and we’d meet up. We decided not to meet up until after I get hooked up with the job coach. He said he’s working next Thursday the 29th and if I need anything I can call him. He’s a wonderful OT and I consider myself very lucky to be working with him.