What do you do for a living? If you are retired, what did you do before you retired? If you’re currently unemployed, what did you do before becoming unemployed?
I would love to write for a living, and I kind of am. I got paid for writing my play, and it has been performed ready to be shown to the public in February. I self published my book this year, had a few sales, and some very good reviews for those who purchased a copy.
It’s a work in progress, but I will persevere.
My paid job is a teaching assistant. I have been working in a school since my son was seven years old. He is on the autistic spectrum, and I saw how much their help improved his learning. I worked as a postwoman and when redundancy was offered I took it. They looked into what job would suit me and with the package I got a free college course.
My first day, and I was like a deer in headlights, but learnt as I went. From autism, to dyslexia (I mean they could make it easier to spell) dyspraxia, attention deficit disorder, visual impairment, hearing impairment and general learning needs, it helps to have the support in the classroom. Almost like another person in the room speaking up for them.
As a child I didn’t really pass many exams, but as an adult I have learnt so much more. For one thing, I have to listen to the teacher. I am still finding out things I didn’t know, especially in Science.
Only yesterday I found out how the vaccine works. The vaccine doesn’t contain dead COVID cells, but the outside of the cell mimics what the COVID cell looks like, so the white blood cells attack this dormant cell. When they find a COVID cell, they are able to attack that too and we are better able to fight of the disease.
Not that I’ve ever had any doubts we are safer having the vaccine, but it is good to have all the information.
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We should all strive for a life time of learning.
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