Career preparation

one of my modules on the ILS course is career preparation. this morning I worked on that module. Its quite detailed. There are a lot of different exercises to fill out for it. I made a personal profile. That was not too hard. I had to talk about my strengths, talents, goals and achievements, qualifications, education, etc. I had to pick out careers that I thought suited my personality and profile. Then I had to answer questions on planning a career. I had to explain terms like career, work, casual work, and so on. I spent about an hour and a half working on th e folder. I got a lot of work done. It was great. If I keep working at the pace I am working at now, I will have the module ready to be handed in for the summer and I should have my certificate for it by mid august. My tutor said hopefully the module will help me figure out where I want to go when I am finished the ILS course, I kinda want to work parttime, but we’ll see. It really depends on if I can find a suitable job, if not then I might do a CE scheme, community employment scheme. That is where you work 20 hours a week somewhere, but you only get payed for the work you do by the government, so it is kinda slave labour because your doing the same work that a full time employee would do but your getting a government payment for it. We’ll see. First I need to do this module, and then research jobs and schemes and stuff.

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good morning

morning everyone
well i didnt have a very good night. we finally went to bed around 2 AM. we did manage to fall asleep but then nitro woke us up. he was panting a lot so i figured he wanted to go out.
i’d let him out at 9:30 Pm and usually thats enough, he usually doesnt need to go during the night.
so i let him out, and then came back to bed. i got hungry then so i ate some fruit. that satisfied me and i was eventually able to go back to sleep.
i woke around 7:30. did not want to get up. really struggled to pull myself out of bed. i did eventually get up though.
just had breakfast now and am just waiting to go into class. we are doing our health and safety module this morning. then after small break they are going shopping for all the ingredients we will need for our skills demo and for practicing it.
i wont go shopping with them. i never do.
in the afternoon i am volunteering.
its really pouring down rain outside. one day of nice weather and we’re back to rain again ug.
carol anne

Guide dog trainer

on friday morning nitros dog trainer is coming out to meet me. she came out before christmas, but then she got busy and couldnt come back until now.
shes meeting me about the route i wanted to learn with nitro, a route to a local coffee shop and also now to the gym i am joining.
i am nervous. im always nervous meeting her. just because i know she’ll be evaluating me and nitro, our work together. hopefully he’ll be on top form and work really well.
she is friendly and very approachable, so i really shouldnt worry but i do. its just how i am. i worry unnecessarily i suppose.
please keep fingers crossed for me that the visit goes well.
im not sure exactly what we’ll be doing, besides chatting. she may take us for a short walk, just to see how he’s doing. she may not. i really dont know.
but please pray all goes well for us. the visit is at 10 AM on friday morning.

New nurse on duty tonight

so there is a new nurse on duty here tonight. she just started. for anyone who doesnt know i’m in a residential setting, monday to friday, while I complete the independent living skills course. I stay here during the week, and go home on weekends.
anyway. this nurse just started tonight. she’s very patronising. i must say im not sure i like her.
i dunno its her manner? she acts like we’re all children, or something!
and shes very condescending. i do not like that one bit.
not sure we’re gonna take to her. hoping she is just not used to how things here are run and in a day or two she’ll get better, well I sincerely hope she will otherwise i’m screwed.

fast movers!

so today i got a lovely compliment, from one of my instructors at the ils course.
she said, your a fast worker, and a fast mover!
me and another guy on the course were doing a team work exercise together.
its really my exercise but i needed someone to work on it with me, so steven thats the guys name said he’d work on it with me.
last week we started it. and we got so much done!
we finished almost half the exercise!
today we finished another part of it. and our tutor said next week we’ll probably complete it!
its for my work experience module. which is almost complete now yay 😀
what we had to do was research two occupations.
so i chose social work. and steven chose cheffing.
it was fun to research them. then we had to build an information folder about our research.
i did enjoy working with steven. he’s a quiet guy. very unassuming. very helpful and thoughtful.
so yay another job done almost. 😀
so excited to almost have this one under my belt.

Practicing for my skills demo

so there was a bit of a change of plan this morning. there was a staff meeting, so instead of cooking our vegetable and bean casserole, we practiced for our skills demo, which is next thursday. we have to cook a healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner from scratch for it. next week we are just doing the breakfast and lunch, it has to be a vegetarian menu. so for breakfast i decided to make a fresh fruit salad with natural yogurt and flax seeds. for lunch i decided to make a mixed salad with lettuce, peppers, tomatos, cucumber and feta cheese in it. i only practiced making the fruit salad this morning. it went really well. i managed to do it with little to no assistance. i ate it once i’d made it. it was so good. i feel confident that i can do it again next week without any trouble.