Good news. I am starting an independent living skills course

so this morning i got some good news. i had applied to do an independent living skills course at abode, the place I go to for respite. I was on a waiting list to get on the course. There was issues with me commuting, they had said that a room would not be available for me to stay there for the week from monday to friday, and that I’d have to commute in and out on public transport. but then this morning clodagh emailed me and she said a room became available and did I want to take up the place. I was shocked. i really wanted to do this. But I had to think long and hard about it. Because it basically means me going to abode on Monday morning after therapy, and staying until Friday of each week, then going home on Friday evening until Monday morning. The course is for 18 months but she said its pretty much up to me, i can go at my own pace and so i might take less time to do it or I might take the whole 18 months, but that part is up to me. well i thought about it long and hard. And I decided to take up the place. I will pay 70 euro per week, but for that i get accomodation, food, support of staff, nursing staff etc, so thats really good. things we will learn on the course, how to cook, household chores, personal effectiveness and personal development, health and fitness, self care, advocacy, budgeting and money management, etc. I am so excited to start. I totally was not expecting this today. I can still do my addictions studies course because that course is in the evening. So I am very happy. We have some paperwork to sort out but I should be starting within a few days.
carol anne

Author: Carol Anne

I am a woman in my mid 30's. I'm blind and I have dissociative identity disorder, I also have complex PTSD. I blog about my life with these disorders. I live in Ireland.

8 thoughts on “Good news. I am starting an independent living skills course”

  1. Great news! the nice thing about it is that you’ll be in a very safe place while you’re doing it as you’ll have access to the nursing staff as well as everything else. Congratulations!

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