Volunteering…

Here’s an update on Veronica’s oh-so-interesting life (!). What’s new? Well, first off, my life as a volunteer has basically grind to a halt.

In a previous post i mentioned that my CRB check for the NAS has come through, well the lady finally got back to me (2 days later than when she said she would). The day she emailed me, she asked if i could go to the group session that was on the next day – a little last minute, but hey i’m unemployed, so of course i’m free! She also told me the details about the training, but i can’t make it due to it clashing with a prior commitment, and the next volunteering session also clashed with my graduation celebration plans. So long story short, i’m not going to be able to start getting some experience of working with Autistic individuals until at least March, when i am back from my holiday.

This wouldn’t be much of a problem, however, when i turned up to volunteer for the children’s group last week i was told my CRB for them had expired. I technically wasn’t meant to be there, but since i turned up they let me go along that day. Finally managed to get hold of the woman who is in charge of CRBs for the council today and dropped by the Civic Centre to fill out the form to renew my CRB. But it will take at least 2 weeks to get back, by when i will be off on my holiday any way.

So now i’m officially not volunteering anywhere. Which means more time for me to do… absolutely nothing.

In other news, today i learned that ‘grinded’ is not actually a word haha. Oh and graduation is exactly one week from today!

Sorry it’s a boring, photo-less post today. But i’m probably the only person who reads this blog anyway XD

♥ Veronica ~x

201314 ~

Today is 201314! In Chinese (Mandarin), when you say the numbers together it sounds like 愛你一生一世 which translates into love you forever! Cute right? So i am dedicating this post to all my beloved family and friends.

So despite my enthusiasm for the new year bringing a brand new beginning, this first week of 2013 has been going relatively slow for me. I haven’t really done anything since the 1st, but things will be picking up for me in the next few days/next week. The children’s group i volunteer for will be open again after closing for the festive break, and a few weeks back i applied to volunteer for the National Autistic Society. I’m rather keen to start volunteering for the NAS, as one of my interests lie in atypical development and the NAS offer to train you beforehand on how to work with people who are Autistic. My CRB check has come back, and the lady said that she will be emailing me details come Monday, i really can’t wait to get some actual experience of working with people who have ASD.

Back in December, i bought myself a 2013 diary planner. I was already feeling optimistic about the new year back then, and can’t wait to fill up the pages with ‘appointments’! Be it social, work, or volunteering, i just want to be active and doing things this year. Really hoping to find a job soon, job seeking is really tedious. And i need a way of funding my love of shopping! He he~

Lookie how cute my planner is xD

Lookie how cute my planner is xD

Back of the diary ^^

Back of the diary ^^

In other news, i hired my graduation gown online last night. It set me back £44! But nevertheless, i’m looking forward to officially calling myself a Master of Science! And also seeing my international student friends again! 🙂 This time round i really want a graduation plushie, but not sure if getting one for myself will be deemed as a little sad lol.

♥ Veronica ~x