I’ve disappeared from my blog for a good while now, but at least I’ve got some good news! I finally, after 2 years of being in Ireland, have gotten a full time job! I work as a Healthcare Assistant/Carer in a nursing home 10 minutes drive from where I live. I started on Tuesday and I was wrecked after it! I work from 8am to 8pm so you can imagine how tired I was!
There is lots to learn but I had a lovely senior HCA with me on Tuesday and she was just so nice. She was Filipino and she has lived in Ireland over 20 years.
I’ve been waiting for a job since I finished my Healthcare Support course in May, and for a while I was getting desperate as there were just no jobs popping up. Then suddenly they all appeared at once, so I applied for plenty. I got another job offer for a place half an hour away, but I took the one closer to me because I don’t think I’d like to have to drive 30 mins home after a 12 hour shift.
So that’s one bit of good news that came my way. Through sweat and tears I managed to finish my course, and I swear that’s my last one for a good while now! I’m tired and just done with doing course after course.
Another bit of good news is that my sister had a baby girl in May. She is just gorgeous and I love her to bits. She’s adorable and it’s great to see Mam and Dad enjoy spending time with her. My sister in law is also expecting a baby in October so there will be plenty of babies about! Myself and my husband have our wee cat Lola so she completes our little family. Unfortunately during our walks outside she has managed to get fleas, so now I’m getting bitten in bed by them. They are driving me mad so we are trying really hard to get rid of them!
That’s really all the news that I have. I hope to start posting more on this. I feel bad abandoning it, but I just wasn’t up to it for the past few months and just didn’t feel great mentally. Hopefully this job will be something good for me, because I really need some positive things happening!