I'm back.....and guess what?!!?!
FIRST of all, my apologies for my long absence. I know you all probably thought I’d been eaten by a shark or disappeared into thin air but the truth is, I’ve been busy sorting out the next phase of my life, wait until you hear!
Ok then, are you sitting comfortably?
I’m going to college!
Let me explain a bit. In Enable Ireland they run a programme called PCP (Person Centred Planning) where you pick up to three goals for the year, although there is no time limit on achieving your goals.
It’s your meeting so you pick who you want in there with you, who can support you etc, and everyone has a job and there are six monthly reviews.
So during my meeting, I said one of my goals is to go to college to do media studies, as I am very interested in TV and radio.
The interview was tough, but went well. There were some difficulties regarding the course (for example, if I was on radio, everything is done quite quickly and I would have to instruct my PA in what to do, so this wouldn’t work in my case) but they didn’t just scrap my application they recommended that I try another media course within the college (it’s Ballyfermot college by the way).
I was thinking that maybe my goal wasn’t looking so good in the beginning because of the obstacles, but now it’s progressing nicely.
They said I could do a few modules in a radio production course, run over two years, so I was happy enough with that as they made arrangements to suit me, so that I could do the course.
It was tough work getting here and I’m sure it’ll be tough on the course, but it will be well worth it in the long run.
I’m really looking forward to going to college, it’s a big step for me. I will admit I’m slightly nervous too, but excited at the same time, naturally! It’s been a long road.
I will be a part time student, haven’t got my schedule just yet, but I’m sure it’ll come soon. Eeeeeeeek I’m a student! Any time I say ‘student’ I get all giggly inside!
So that’s all my news, how about you guys? What have I missed?