I have been thinking a bit about my first blog post and continually putting it off. I have written many articles and various pieces about ‘things’ but I was thinking what is it that I want my first impression to be to you guys? Do I want to focus on some sort of ‘brand’ for myself? But really you will see right through me. I cannot lie for the life of me, my Mum loved this about me as I was growing up, my husband thinks it’s hilarious and I wish sometimes I could just be someone else a little bit. Put on a different persona and go for it. I will admit I do love playing the different characters with Matisse but she is too little to tell me how terrible I am at it, yet. The day will come and too soon I’m sure.
So life as it is it shall be.
I woke up on Friday… it really starts like this… and I thought about how I was going to manage catching two buses to get to a volunteer day in Fitzroy. I arrived home Thursday night and my car was still at the mechanics, I gave him a bit of ‘oh well I’ll have to sort out getting to Fitzroy tomorrow then’ Seriously I still feel guilty for it, I don’t do nasty. I sent Matisse and Dan off for the day and then I get this text, ‘I’m dropping your car off in a minute’, it was 6:48am and he had started work at 5am to fix it for me. I was not expecting that at all and now I am his client forever, he may even get a nice Christmas present. I was a mad chook in peak hour traffic, stressed at the idea of parking (you know it is crap) and getting there on time. Coffee, parking, go, go, go. I made it and only a few minutes late. I arrive at the Fitzroy Learning Network and that is where my stress disappeared. Through my work we are lucky enough to go and volunteer for various organisations throughout the year allowing us to gain a little humility and realise that life as we know it isn’t so bad.
The Fitzroy Learning Network is an organisation set up to assist migrants with English and computer literacy skills. They have created a hub for social engagement and inclusion while giving attendees assistance connecting with external services. These people were there to create a better future for themselves and their families and it was absolute pleasure to be able to help the students to get a little closer to their goal of learning English.
Talking of goal setting, this experience has made me appreciate that I have all of the tools at hand to achieve my own goals which is to write in this blog and share my world with you. I hope to finish my novel in the next year and to make the most of life with my little family.