OK, since my last journal my life has been somewhat turbulent. I thought I would take some time to write about it here in my journal in order to explain my situation. Partially to help get my own head around it all and partially because I like to let you guys know what's going on xD
First off, I had to resign from the job I was so happy about in my last journal. I am not going to go into detail (for confidentialities sake) but what I can say is that it was a personal decision and not one I took lightly. I was gutted to have to do it, but relieved all the same.
On the flip side, I was EXTREMELY lucky to be accepted for another job that I interviewed for only 1 day after my resignation! This role is for a Therapeutic Support Worker in a similar role as the job I had to resign from (so, working with adolescents with mental health concerns/learning disabilities). This role is full time (not casual) and is working in a hospital (not in residences), which is great because I need the clinical experience to eventually get on a ClinPsyD training program. This job also uses my Psychology degree which is the cherry on the cake really! I didn't study my ass off for 3 years, away from home, to get a First Class Degree and not use it -.-
I have already completed all of the training, and I have had my week's induction. I get to start shadowing starting tomorrow, which will be my official start date. I am excited but also very nervous. I am not used to the degrees of challenging behaviour that I am going to face, but I think it will be a matter of acclimatising and learning the children for who they are as individuals.
Another thing that I am going to have to get used to is that I will be doing 12 hour shifts on a rolling rota (including weekends and nights). This means more full days off than the average 9-5 worker, but less time in the afternoons on days that I do work.
This means that some days I will be able to come on dA and some days I will not. So if you send me a message and I appear to ignore you for 3 days in a row, it's not because I am ignoring you, its because I am at work or I have gone straight to bed after work! xD
So yeah, that's my situation. I really hope I will be able to help these children, and enjoy doing so even through the tough/challenging times :3
OH and I also have a cold
I am sitting here sniffling away and hoping that I will be better for tomorrow >.<