Motivation Monday! Progress

29 Apr

What have I achieved this week?

I am now a member :)

I am now a member 🙂

Since my last construction crew update I actually feel rather proud of myself as far as progress and productivity goes in the hunt for employment, education and just finding my feet in general – especially considering the amount of emotional rubbish last week. It’s a long one (oi oi) this week but shhh…just skim and tell me you’re proud at the end. I wouldn’t know the difference 😉

Interviews: I had my interview last Monday and got a call back within an hour of getting home asking to meet again (today) for an informal chat to discuss responsibilities and hours etc so hopefully that’s gone well and I could have a job by the end of the day…

Its care work -including occasional personal care which I have never done professionally before but I have a bit of experience from family life etc. I was honest with her, it was quite a relaxed interview and told her its possible I would pull weird faces when presented with situations but to just ignore my face and to know that its through me being a little squeamish rather than me being disgusted etc – she laughed.

Regardless of comments like that from me I did get the call back so I must have done something right 🙂
I am a little worried about offending her though, I haven’t really much experience of working with or just being around disabled people in general – see I don’t even know if that’s the right term to use :/ I’m sure I will learn quite quickly what’s acceptable and what’s not – of course I would never say anything purposely negative or hurtful I’m just not sure of what is ‘politically correct’ I suppose or socially acceptable…maybe someone could give me a dos and don’ts for working with someone with a disability?

Apprenticeship: At the job fair last weekend there was some information about apprenticeships. I love learning, I love the idea of gaining certificates at the end of something…If only we could get one for learning LIFE lessons lol. Anyway, I looked them up, applied for one and then withdrew my application in less than 24 hours.
The idea of gaining qualifications AND experience AND getting paid for it is amazing BUT the hours were more than full time and the pay was minimal… I had to do some soul searching but came to the conclusion that if I were working those hours…I would rather get paid fully for it. The apprenticeship was for something I could do easily – I just don’t have the qualification to add to my CV. I figured if I wanted a job in that industry THAT much I could always do an online course for the sake of a certificate and simultaneously earn a reasonable wage elsewhere.

Applications: There is one other job which I really want to hear back from, its an easy one and its close to home but their closing date for applications is another week or 2 away so only time will tell. I’ve continued sending others out, just to cover my back I suppose and keep my options open…go me! 🙂

Blogging schedule: Seems to be helping me feel a little less swamped. I’m not sticking to it religiously but its always in the back of my mind as a guideline for where I should be at throughout the week.

Online Courses: Again at the job fair there was info about free online courses, training and help with CV writing. I signed up for a call back and on Wednesday went in to have a chat with the guy about what I could do. He polished my CV for me there and then, adding bits, rewording and just tweaking bits here and there – massive weight lifted! I had slogged over that CV for ages, worrying about what I need in there and what I don’t need and within an hour it was done (and he didn’t change that much either which boosted my confidence a little)

Unfortunately it turns out I am too old to be eligible for any of the (free) courses….(ouch!) but I’ve put my name down for a first aid training course in a few months (which is free…free free free I know but if you can get it for nothing then why not?) Regardless I got my CV done (yes for free lol) and got to have a nice chat with the guy (wink wink) so it definitely wasn’t a wasted trip 🙂

Crew members: Still trying to get round as many of you as possible as often as I can

Boxes: So far I have sorted maybe 5 out of maybe 13 boxes; I managed to whittle some stuff down but the rest had stuff that simply needs to be kept out there -like my husbands snowboard and the little shoe clip things etc. I did, however find a big box of painting goodies which gave me an instant boner! (lol) so maybe this weekend I will sit in the garden (if its still nice) and get creative…and messy! Yay!
Dentist: hasn’t happened… it will though

Dentist: Yeah right! Its not happened, the appointment is no where near close to being made but I WILL do it…which brings me on to this weeks goals 9cheating a little bit really but…shhh lol)

Goals for this week


  • Finish sorting those boxes
  • Focus on my HOME…its not a mess per say but it could do with a bit of a sort out


As always dont forget to check out the other crew members 🙂 (I have probably left out a few people so apologies if ive missed you – feel free to leave a link below )

The Members:
Green Embers:
Mohamed Ossama
Wyndy Dee
Charles Yallowitz
Helen Valentina
Ionia Martin
life on wry
Destiny Allison
Stacey Corbett
Pamela Beckford
Kori Miller
Gwen Bristol
John W Howell
Elizabeth Cook
Olivia Stocum
Kimberly (words4jp)
Tracey Ambrose
Annabel Lee


Posted by on April 29, 2013 in Under construction


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17 responses to “Motivation Monday! Progress

  1. beetleypete

    April 29, 2013 at 9:52 am

    Organising your schedule seems to be working well for you B. One tip about working as a carer, or any work with the disabled. Be careful of your back. It is too easy to strain it, trying to help them. Use any aids available, or already fitted in their house, and if it is too much- say so, and get help.
    Good luck with all the applications; things have a way of coming right at some stage.
    As ever, Pete. X

    • Comfortably Numb

      April 29, 2013 at 12:31 pm

      Thanks Pete, My mum said the same about lifting etc so I’ll be sure to be careful… Here goes… I’m on my way to meet her *eeek*

  2. greenembers

    April 29, 2013 at 10:45 am

    Go Beth! Seems like you’ve had a productive week. Curious about the art goodies, that sounds like a good idea. Look forward to your next update! 🙂

  3. Mocha

    April 29, 2013 at 11:59 am

    what’s CV? if thats a stupid question and you laugh or ‘pull a face’ (I like that term by the way) you might have trouble with disable ppl

    • Comfortably Numb

      April 29, 2013 at 12:30 pm

      😉 it’s a resume
      I have emailed you btw xB

      • Mocha

        April 29, 2013 at 12:36 pm


  4. Charles Yallowitz

    April 29, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    That sounds like a very positive week. Hope this week is even better.

  5. Sarah M. Cradit

    April 29, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    You’ve had a very productive week! And congratulations on the quick call-back from the job…that’s always an awesome feeling.

    If you ever want someone to glance over your CV, just let me know. I’ve always been decent at wordsmithing a professional resume.

    • Comfortably Numb

      April 29, 2013 at 5:29 pm

      I’ll keep that in mind for future reference – thank you. I actually had some guy re do mine for me – it’s part of his job apparently – either that or he’s just really bored at work lol xB

  6. Samantha

    April 29, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    Oh, wow, that sounds like a productive week 🙂 Sorting through boxes in my closet is definitely something I need to get on. Maybe next Sunday. 🙂 Keep on going! The interviews/job stuff sounds very promising as well!

  7. Kira

    April 29, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    Sounds like you are have a very productive week! Go Beth! You are such an inspiration to me! Thank you for your willingness to vulnerable as you share with us. And your sense of humor always gives me a good chuckle! xoxo

  8. WyndyDee

    April 30, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    Reblogged this on Wyndy Dee and commented:
    Great week! Keep on keepin’ on!


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