Archive | April 2017

A Second Aide

So after seven or eight months of not receiving community hab, I had a second aide interview last night.  This one was very positive.  The girl that I interviewed was very nice.  She’s got a lot of experience with assisting people.  She is close to my age.  She seems very outgoing.  I was very happy to hire her.

I am still thinking to myself, “Thank goodness that help has arrived”.  Now I am starting to gather ideas of what we can do.  I lack a lot of social experience.  So I hope to build a lot of that up this summer.  And when you are constantly home by yourself, you do a lot of thinking and overthinking.  I remember saying to myself, “What if help never comes because of my disability being too  difficult to handle?” or “Will this person be dedicated to me?”

Let me tell you.  I think that I met a really dedicated, helpful and insightful aide.  She’s doing the background check now and they will keep me updated on when she is cleared.

Can I ask a favor?  If you or someone you know enjoys helping others, please step up and be an aide.  There are a lot of people that don’t have an aide and need one.  I don’t like how there is a shortage of aides with tens of thousands people that need assistance.  And there are a lot of people with all kinds of disabilities that need help from cerebral palsy to autism.  Please reach out and help someone today.

Thank you

Happy Easter

Happy Easter everyone.  May you have a blessed day and enjoy the rebirth of life, Spring, love and happiness.  Enjoy time with family and friends.

I would like to share as Easter quote with you:

“Easter was when Hope in person surprised the whole world by coming forward from the future into the present.”
? N.T. Wright, Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church

When something goes wrong, you need to have hope that it will turn around.  Maybe a loved one got hurt in an accident.  Maybe a newborn baby was born with a birth defect.  Maybe you have a movement disorder and you’re having a bad day with your movements.  Have hope that it will turn around.  My favorite quote of all time is “This too shall pass”.  And it will.

Perfect example.  I have been waiting for a second aide for eight months.  The politically correct term would be mentor, but I say aide.  Anyway, I’m going to interview a few aides tomorrow night.  I haven’t had an interview since January.  I’m hoping that this one clicks.  You have to have hope that things that go on in your life will turn around.

A positive mind is a sound mind.

My Experience with Clubs

I’m trying to get more well-rounded in society.  It is very tedious without a second aide, which I am working very hard to get.  Ad after ad.  Nothing is coming up.  I have tried clubs in grade school and I didn’t do them for a long time.  Now that I am in the paralegal program, I’m interested in going to more events.

I did some clubs in grade school.  I did two years as a Brownie Girl Scout and two years and some change as a junior Girl Scout.  That was pretty fun especially when I sold the cookies.  I would eat box after box of Tag-a-longs.  I quit to focus on horseback riding (stupidly).  Then, I did the school store in middle school.  That was fun.  And then, in my junior year of high school, I joined Teen Outreach.  I didn’t realize that it was to get hours for the New York State Comprehensive diploma and I just did it to socialize.  But I kicked my butt for not putting my hours in and even at that,  I got the Regents diploma.

In my last semester of the Associates, I did a poetry club and that was my favorite.  I loved to write a new poem each  week.  And then, I tried doing the Odyssey at St. Thomas Aquinas College, but I couldn’t keep up with it and schoolwork simultaneously.  I had to quit.  I did the newspapers for my high school and St. Thomas Aquinas College.  They were fun.

I am hoping that throughout the paralegal program that I can commit to the paralegal club.  I went to the club two weeks ago and enjoyed it.  But it is in the evening and sometimes Dad works nights.  Here is when I really could use an aide.  I would love to do the Mock Trial at the end of the semester.  They had a notary seminar last week and I wish I could have gone.  I’m spreading the word on my blog.  I need an aide.  If any of my readers are interested, please email me through the website.

 

Thank you