Archive for February, 2009
Want to get scared? Do you like being scared?
Well I have done something today that , well , quite frankly scares the shit out of me.
I decided to go back to school, full time, honestly!
Yep that’s scary.
Ok I’ll start from the beginning ,I got laid off in early December, I was enjoying the work, nothing fancy , but honest work that I felt good about at the end of the day, and best of all it payed a fare wage and it was only 2.k kilometers form home, that’s about a 5 minute drive, 8 if I had to deal with traffic . So me one very happy boy.
Then the economy tanked , shit happens, and you know how it is , last in first out.
So I was out of work , OK now what ? Time to go to the government, Employment Insurance office , hey why not.
I’ve payed my taxes and the insurance premiums , so I’m going to take advantage of anything they can help me with ,why not, that’s what they’re there for, like I said I pay my taxes.
So I found out that the Ontario government has a program called “Second Career”.
It helps folks like me get the skills to get a job in a field is in demand, oh like medical lab tec , for example.
So that’s what got me scared and excited, I haven’t been in school in 26 years!
So now I have to go get the paper work filled out and sign my life away, but I things may just become a little less scary and more exiting,
I’ll let you know how things work out as I go along.
Do you give blood?
If so I want to thank you .
I know that may sound cliché , but what else can you say to someone who has taken the time to do a very simple task that makes such a big difference.
You see my mother is going thought cancer , she is having a very tough time of it right now, so much so she had to be hospitalized the other day, pretty serious stuff, and more than a bit scary.
So far she has received two units of whole blood and I’m sure there will be more to follow.
Funny thing , I could almost see her color get better as the blood went into her, perhaps it was my imagination as a concerned son wanting his mother to get better , but you never know.
The plane and simple fact is that some one took the time to donate blood, they could have done it for any number of reasons, the reasons are important but the fact that you took the time to donate ,gives my mother a fighting chance, and her family hope.
To those who haven’t thought of giving blood, did you know that you can donate not only whole blood, you can also donate , plasma , platelets , stem cells and even bone marrow.
I am a blood , and platelet donor I have my reasons, and now I have one more, some one took the time to help my mother, now perhaps I will be able to do the same, yes I know its cliché, but some time life is.
Thank you for taking the time to care, I owe you .