After Robert's party I'm going to go for my Learners, it's about damn time I went for the test.
In February I'm going to be doing Certificate III in Community Services (Youth Work) I've been thinking about Youth Work for a while now. I think that's what I want to do, I'm keen on it and I enjoy helping out and listening to kids that are at risk. I think this has been a long time coming for me, I loved the work I did at school with the teachers and the kids.
Chris the trainer at my course invited me to go with him on a van-run, he and upto 6 other people drive around looking for young people late at night and offer them coffee and Milo and cook up some snags for them and just chat to them. He picked me up last night at 7:30 as well as another lady, Jean. We then joined up with another volunteer, Gav before we set off in our little spac bus for Deception Bay where a Blue Light Disco was happening. when we arrived we set up and cooked over 5kgs worth of sausages (every last one got eaten) and served the kids (about 30 of them) Milo. The kids were drunk and stoned but they appreciated and thanked us for what we were doing. We left around 11:30 and just drove around for the next one and half hours looking for more kids to feed and talk to, but because the cops were out full force we didn't find many so we went back to base. I got home at 1:00am. It was such a good night, I really enjoyed it so from now on every fortnight I'm going to be going on these runs with Chris and the others.
God this week is busy for me.
Today and tomorrow:
-Cleaning for Robert's party and the house inspection
-As well as finishing the painting
-My course 9:00am - 2:00pm
Tuesday & Wednesday:
-Work experience at Pets Paradise 8:30am - 4:30pm...the guy sounds like an asshole and I think he'll give me trouble.
-Same as Monday.
-The house inspection.
-Plus it's Sarah's b'day and she wants to go into fucking Sounthbank to drink (totally over the whole 'drunk and disorderly' thing).
-Same as Tuesday and Wednesday.