Sunday, March 11, 2012

Hello, again.

Well, I have been really busy with my new life after college. And I've finally gotten around to updating my blog. Shame on me for not keeping up with it. A little update on myself: I am currently working as a Program Technician at WorkAbilities, Inc. I work with intellectually and mentally disabled adults. Our main focuses are to help clients reach their program goals (on a daily and/or monthly basis), and to provide learning opportunities such as: vocational skills and personal development skills in the forms of class activities, while their isn't any in-center paid work for them to do. I can't tell you how much I enjoy this job. I feel like I have a strength in forming classes (art, history, cooking, etc.),  partly due to my background in my college studies of education.

Also, Luke and I have been doing P90x. If you're not sure what that is, take a look at the video here. Intense, right? I am so proud of the both of us. Luke has already finished one round and we are currently in our 7th week of this time around. (Before, I was just doing random workouts everyday, but now I am doing the same routine with him.) Being able to do the workout with him, has really benefited the both of us, we really motivate one another to do better (or to even do it.) So far, since we have started he has lost 23 pounds and I have lost 15. Not too shabby.

Anywho, at work I have become known as "the teacher" in our group. I am constantly trying to find new things to incorporate into learning opportunities. We have huge bulletin boards to decorate for, anything really. One of the boards, I have been using a character, whom we call "Scooter" and have been dressing him up for different holidays/seasons. I think the staff get a kick out of it more than the clients do though. :P

Here are some pictures of "Scooter". Hmm.. I can't find the original one of him jumping into a pile of leaves. I'll have to look for it later.

There he is jumping in the leaves (and his house off into the distance on the other side of the board)
There he is playing football for team WorkAbilities 

And here is with his girlfriend for Valentine's Day, we still have yet to come up with a name for her.

So, now that I'm posting this, I realize that there will be many more posts within the next few days. I have 8 months to catch up on!

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