Goal Complete: BSL Intro Course

Just yesterday I was talking about finishing my introductory BSL course by the middle of April. Well, I have passed! I’ve completed one of my goals.

I’ve still many more to go but it feels great to accomplish one. This course doesn’t lead me to a proper, official qualification. But it has confirmed my interest in learning more.

I’ve found that I can do qualifications with a tutor within the County Hall. I’ve emailed for more information, will see what comes back. I’ve no excuse now to not complete the videos series I’m gonna show you.

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BSL Goal Update

I’ve felt like I’ve been getting somewhere with a couple of my goals this past week. One of which I feel I could finish soon if I spend a good 2-4 hours on each week.

The goal I’m referring to is my BSL. For a long time, I’ve wanted to learn sign language. During my communication module for my NVQ, there was a link to an online sign language course. With a year access to complete the 7 sessions for £20.

Seeing as that was in my price range, I thought it wouldn’t harm me to sign up for the introductory course. That way I would get an idea of if it was something I wanna continue with.

I’ve loved learning BSL. It’s inspired me to make videos of myself signing what I have learnt.

3 days ago I started lesson 5. Did a couple of videos. Then wrote some ideas for what I could write in my BSL series. I don’t think I spent more than an hour on it.

Today I spent another hour and 1/2 on my learning and videos. Completing lesson 5. I believe doing the videos is helping me learn the signs quicker.

On my At A Glance for the year, I put down to complete BSL in Q2. I feel I’ll do this plus get my BSL videos published on my blog.

I feel there is some light at the end of the tunnel that I’llbe able to cross some goals off my list this year.

BSL Videos Coming Soon

I’ve been thinking more about sharing the BSL videos I’ve made. I’ve made them for myself, to aid in my learning. To be able to continue once my course has finished. These videos are helping me and maybe they’ll help others.

I’m not a teacher or certified in BSL. I’m completing an introductory course. I gotta start somewhere. I’ve shared the first video with my friend to get his thoughts. Dave likes them. Will have to see what my friend thinks.

Each video isn’t long. I feel I wanna share them on my blog first until I’ve done them all. Maybe once a week. After that, and allowing my courage to grow, share with a larger audience.

When completing the videos, I do my voice ones then made a muted copy. I’d like to edit them to allow me to type the sign. But I’ve never done that before. I wouldn’t even know where to start.

I’m on the journey to learn. My course finished in July. I think I’d like to start sharing my videos with you by then.

Watch this space.

The Big One

I’ve just gone and done what I said I wouldn’t do. I’ve signed up for another course. This course, however, is a big one. It could potentially help me to become a life coach officially.

How’d I come to signing up for the Ultimate Coach Programme? 

By a free webinar. A 90-minute webinar on steps to a coaching class. The further I got into the webinar, the more I felt excited and shakey. The programme wasn’t even mentioned until the last part when the main class had finished.

The positivity I felt, the discounted price with lifetime access and bonus content, live events plus more. I’m excited to start.

My only dilemma is Facebook. One part of the course had Q&As on Facebook. I don’t want to miss out so I have to figure out what I want to do about that. The coach on the programma, CC’d a support into the reply email to ask what I could do regarding Facebook.

A hard conversation with myself needs to be had.

 

A Little Confidence

A couple of weeks ago I decided to start doing BSL videos of my own to help me with my learning. So that, when I’ve completed the course and my access goes I have something visual to look back at. Refresh my memory.

I had done the alphabet video. After completing I wrote about caring what others thought of me. Doing the video did bring out my lack of self-confidence and anxiety.

I’ve had another go.

I’ve taken the advantage of an empty home to complete all of the videos of the lessons I’ve done so far. I had fun doing them. Even thought of being more enthusiastic about sharing them.

But me being me, the perfectionist wants to do it the right way. I thought maybe to do a little BSL series for when I’ve completed all my own lessons. It’s something to think about.

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Courses Overload

Ennui – a feeling of listlessness and dissatisfaction arising from a lack of occupation or excitement

A new word for me. I’ve certainly felt boredom, lethargy, restlessness and weariness. The list could have a few more. I go through stages where I feel these.

I believe restlessness is where I’ve been at over the past few days. I’m at a point again where I’ve put a load of things on myself, instead of going through each, which I’m doing slowly. But yet again I’m adding more.

In my MCS: Part 1 I wrote about becoming a life coach, helping others achieve their dreams.

Albeit I’m doing steps to achieve my dreams. How can I help others achieve their goals if I can’t do what I preach? I need to do some serious talking with myself, get myself together.

Glutton for Punishment

That’s the person I am. I take on more things at the wrong times. Spending money and trying to create more time then what’s available to me. No wonder I feel tired, stressed and overloaded.

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I put extra things on myself before I’ve finished the other courses, goals or work. My body has decided to take on a cold as well. Prioritise relaxation and Me Time!! That’s what I need to do.

Is there something you need to prioritise?