Learning, Life

I’ve done a full week of training for my new job. Hearing stories makes me think, at times, what have I got myself into. But I feel I need a new challenge and this is one. It’ll help with my confidence and boost my communication skills.

By the sounds of it, there will be times it’ll be like going to the gym. Hopefully it’ll improve my strength too.

I’ve handed in my work so far. I’ve completed the online work too. The completed week leads to a busy weekend; there’s work getting done at the house.

We’ve a night out with friends and an evening with family. I think I’ll need time off after. Least we’re still in the classroom next week.

Watched: Collateral > 2 out of 5


‘Jumping to Notifications’

After sending a text to Dave at lunch, I put my phone down and looked around at my fellow colleagues, everyone else was on their phones. The odd conversation was happening but eyes to their phones.

When in the class room, I’ve had my phone on silent, in my bag. Some had theirs on the table, on silent, but every so often might look and reply to whatever they needed to reply too.

While watching the telly this evening, when my phone went off, I jumped on it to reply. Then I kept checking different things to see if there was any change. I realised I need to stop. My old job I have emails galore. I needed to use my phone for work as the care plan was assessed through an app.

I don’t need to do that with my new job. My phone is a lot quieter and my mind’s only processing it now after 2 away. You know what? It’s nice. I still need to stop jumping each time I get a notification or checking my phone for changes. I ended up putting my phone on silent for a couple hours this evening. Maybe I need to take steps away from my phone. Work on that separation anxiety of not responding to things straight away.

The world isn’t gonna collapse just because it’s taken me X about of time to reply to an email, message or a phone call. To work on my face to face conversations to better my communication. It’s not gonna hurt me, it’s just gonna take some time to feel comfortable; talking and spending time away from my phone.


Day 3, I went a different route. It took 25 minutes to get to a main roundabout. I’m not going that route again in a hurry at that time of day.

The day went well, 2 more standards completed. I still don’t know where my first placement will be. I emailed my line manager, hopefully I’ll get a reply before I have to ring him before I have to ring him back tomorrow.

We’ve 3 more standards to learn. I’m currently feeling a cold. Hit and miss of when it is effecting me. The night seems to be the worst.

Watched: Ready Player One > 2 out of 5


‘Feeling at Ease with my New job’

I’m liking the way my new employer is providing their training. It’s nice to be with a group of people who I could see around while working. We had two more topics taught. I have been able to do the three standards learnt so far on the C C website. I’ve also configured the works email and done the Manual Handling Workbook. Apart from my car permit, I believe I’m up to date with everything so far.

I remembered it was Tuesday today, I haven’t turned on the telly. I finished a magazine, read some more of my library book and been shopping for work clothes and shoes.

I feel at ease with the new job so far. But the past couple of nights sleep hasn’t come easy. It’s taken me a few hours to fall asleep and I’ve woken a couple of hours before I needed to be. Last night tiredness took over and I went to bed early but still took hours to fall asleep. It made me fight the tiredness today but I’m gonna go later to see if that helps me fall asleep at all.

Tomorrow is another day.


I’ve completed my first day in a new job. It was an informal day. We’re spending the next two weeks based in the classroom while we do our care certificate training.

It been a nice day meeting the other new starters too. We’ve a bit of homework as well. One of the girls thought of adding us all in to a Facebook group chat to work together doing the work.

It’ll be nice to go again tomorrow, different to not wanting to go like in my old job.

Watched: Pacific Rim > 2.5 out of 5

Goals, Learning, Life

BSL Video Series: Describing Family Members

Using the past two BSL Video Series posts on Family Members and Describing Vocab I have put together sentences and questions and answers to describe my own family members and my own features to help develop my signing. There are a few videos shown in this post; take the time to learn the signs from the previous posts so that putting them into a sentence will seem easier to follow.

The first video is showing the signs to describe my eye colour:

This second video is showing the signs to answer me being engaged and single:

This third video is showing signs to answer me being married with 2 children:

Family Members:

This video is showing the signs describing my Brothers hair:

This video is showing the signs to describe my Grandmas age:

This video is showing the signs to describe my Mothers shape:

This video is showing the signs to describe my Sisters height:

This video is showing the signs to describe my Parents martial status:

This video is showing signs of describing members of my family in one:

From these past three posts: Do you think you’d be able to describe yourself and some of your family members?

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‘We Have Heat’

The central heating and waste pipes are now set up. We’ve scraped and sweeped some more if the floors. We’ve 2 left to do. It’s tiring renovating a house. I’m glad I bought this house but I don’t want another renovation project. I’m happy to redecorate but I don’t want to go back to bare brick again.

We saw my dad and step mum which was lovely. I certainly need to see them more often then I do.

My new job starts tomorrow. I’m excited with a slight nervous but in calmer then I have been previously when starting a new job. Hopefully this continues into tomorrow.

Watched: Escape Room (2017) > 1.5 out of 5