I have had a busy morning with making phone calls and appointments. i called my OT mark and talked to him. we decided we are going to meet up next week. i will see dr. barry next wednesday and so mark said he’d see me at 8:30 next wednesday morning. we’re going to have a catch up and see what we can work on for the next couple of months.
I was meant to meet my job coach today but I rang him earlier this morning and told him I wouldnt come in. I didnt see the point in going in if he’s exiting me from the service. He agreed. He said he’d email me and confirm by email that I am exiting the service. He said he’d send a form that I need to fill out. I’m good with that. Its a pity things didnt work out better than they did but it is what it is.
I had mentoring with Colette. We talked about volunteering. She had been looking up positions for me to apply for. She had emailed a couple of youth justice projects but they said they had their volunteers for now but they’d keep us on file if something else came up. She also went on a couple of websites but she said the only position she was able to find was for a fundraising volunteer for age action, who work with the elderly. A lot of the volunteer positions are in dublin, and of course I live in cork so thats no good. I said I’d look at the position in age action but I am not really interested in fundraising. I did go on the volunteering cork website and I did find a position as an admin office worker for post natal depression ireland. So I may apply for that one.
We talked about me publishing my poetry. I said I’d like to do it and wanted to work on that. So we talked about ringing the arts council of ireland and asking them if there are any grants available that I can apply for. So today I need to call them and ask them and get them to email me on the info. Then colette said she’d help me fill out the application form. She’s experienced at filling out forms and so she will know what I need to put down on it to make my application successful.
I asked her if she wanted me to write a piece for the shine newsletter about the funding I recieved for singing lessons. She’s having a couple of us write up a little piece each about how recieving the funding has impacted us and helped our recovery. So I said I’d do that later today and email it on to her.
She said I am inspiring everyone by losing weight and making changes to my life that enable me to be more healthy. That was nice to hear. I am working hard and it was nice that she noticed and I felt really good and confident that what I am doing is good and worthwhile. We talked a little about my family and my mood and she told me I’ve been going through a rough patch and its good that I am coming out of it now. And man does it feel good. I feel positive and happy and able to make improvements in my life now which is great.