Forever a small fish in a big pond

Friday 11 November 2016

My welcome to the working world

With preparations for leaving school underway, the feeling that I was entering the "real world" was growing rapidly. I had just got my head around the fact I was to leave my little school bubble and adventure out of my comfort zone..... I was just about okay with that... But little did I know, I was about to step out further than I could've ever imagined...

A week after leaving school, I received a message from a family friend, she knew I had just been accepted to study my childcare diploma in college and wanted to know whether I'd be interested in volunteering at her place of work, the local youth centre. I thought about it for a while but then agreed. Surely it was worth a try. The phone rang a week later, it was the manager. She said she was looking forward to me joining the team.. But by this point, I wasn't so much. The space where positive, excited, optimistic thoughts were clearly stored in her mind, were taken up in mine. Taken up by worry, anxiety, and nervousness about how I'd welcome my first taste to the working world, and above all how it'd welcome me.

Thursday 6 October 2016

Dwarfism- Some do's and don'ts

DO NOT call people with dwarfism names. The word "midget" is frowned upon and the majority of people with dwarfism find it highly offensive. Some people don't mind being referred to as a "little person" others prefer "dwarf". I don't mind either, but please remember before giving someone a label that they are a person, with feelings. Just like you......

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