Its been a few weeks since I working on this series. A lot has happened. I am in my last few days at the Goodwill Job Training Program. It has been eye opening. I want to give a Shout Out to the staff at the South Everett Goodwill Job Training Retail program. You have given me a chance to get my umph back. I thought that half of me was gone forever or at least taking a very long nap. I would definetly recommened this to anyone that needs help with starting over.
I have started going to see a doctor recently. It feels great to be established again. Hopefully this will be the beginning of my body healing and adjusting back to life in society. I have even joined a gym to exercise more. It is wonderful to have my friend who has been amazing and keeping me accountable with well lots of things. She and many others have been cheering me on when I thought I couldn’t mold back into the dream.
I have a great mom and family that has been keeping an eye on me from afar. Thanks Mom, Dad, and Banananut. My relatives have been cheering me on from all sides of the globe! It has been great. Plus when I am sharing pictures of my cooking adventures I have a great compliment waiting for me.
There is so much I want to share so hopefully this weekend will be a double hitter on the posting of the blogs. Until then lets stay safe out there. Please…
With a full schedule that keeps growing I am feeling confident and trying to keep up with life. For another 4 weeks I am completing my retail training and then added getting healthy over that. I tell you this is quite a load that I am learning to handle. With my support group in hand (Magic Mirror Comics) and of course my ever-growing friends and family (Yay extended family!). I am living the dream that I was hoping a year ago.
Gradually I am refreshing my skills and trying to keep up with the times. Being away for a few years and things can get interesting when you are doing this in a few months. So I am closing this post with an invitation to follow me on my Facebook page and also Twitter account. You will get more updated info on what I have been doing and well more. This truly is how I am starting over….
I wanted to do something different with this post. Everyone knows when you can make it to the end of the week its great. Well for me just starting a new routine can be a challenge. My mind will think of things that need to be done, than I have to figure out how to get it done, and then finally actually get it done. I decided this round to do things a little different. I was going to be organized! Like such as getting clothes cleaned and put away. That used to be a huge task. What I have done lately was separate things I needed and stored the stuff I might not wear as much or the wrong season. Boy did that help me so much! My parents would constantly remind me about staying organized. So I did everything in my power to do just that without driving anyone crazy with my personal organizing 101 lessons. This is where I jokingly say my ADD gets me in both ways. Yes I can get into perfection mode just like anyone else.
Now that it’s the day before my training starts I am feeling a little less anxious and more confident with where I can find things. I posted on Facebook that I would most likely not be posting much due to my new routine. I will though try to blog more so I can record my journey. Just haven’t decided the hows and whens yet.
So I will try to keep updating and going through comments with my head high.
For the first time I am taking the steps I needed to actually do this. Between learning how to cook and bake things. To going out and talking with people in real life. These are things people do. A few weeks ago I began taking bus rides in my area. I felt so excited and nervous. It was also a milestone because that was how I traveled for many years. Walking and riding the bus in the greater Seattle area.
It has been brought to my attention by various people in my journey in life that I didn’t know how to drive. Well up until recently I was ashamed of that fact. I joke that my father felt that I shouldn’t because it took a lot of concentration to be able to keep my eye on the road and not get into an accident or anything of the sort. So from 12th grade on I practiced the art of taking the bus. It started around the White Center area where we were living when. I learned to memorize the routes and landmarks so I could get to school and home without needing too much help. I was lucky that my school was on a community college site and that one bus when back and forth in my neighborhood. This began my need to get around without asking for a ride. Sure at times I needed help but the thrill of knowing where to go and how to get there was a strong feeling. It got to the point that I was giving people advice on how to get to and from places. Now that is powerful. During my separation and into my divorce part of my life I had to learn from scratch to I could have my son ready to be picked up from our apartment area down to work and back before he got home. I started adding the taxi system at this point because it was a new area and I needed that extra confidence that things would work out.
So even though in some ways I am a little behind the curve… that didn’t mean I couldn’t make up the distance in other ways. Imagine my joy when these smart devices came out. I finally was able to get real-time information at just a click speed. So thus ends this chapter of my training life. Join me next time as we learn how I am getting back on my feet.
Until then take care of yourself so you can take care of others!
Tis the season to take care of oneself. That is exactly what I have started doing readers. My holidays began with spending time with my friends and family. Now I am just preparing to organize myself for the New Year. I can’t explain how grateful I am to have such a great support team behind me these days. It spans all over the globe and many times over. I am just excited to see if the new year brings as much happiness into your life as much as it has mine.
So take care of yourself so you can take care of others!