Friday, December 07, 2007

Exhaustion

I wish I had something more edifying to write today, but I'm wiped out. I spent Wednesday night in a really uncomfortable chair, staying with my father-in-law David in the hospital. I got up with him every half hour or so to limp to the bathroom, and clean up when he missed the toilet, and wash him off and get him clean socks and a robe.

Thursday I spent sleeping, until around 5, when happily, I went with Liz to pick David up. They discharged him and now he's at home. I'm spending the day with him, so I can be there if he needs help.

So, maybe the unemployment is a good thing this week, because it means I've been available for David. I haven't done serious caretaking work since my grandfather (he passed away twelve years ago) had emphysema, but I'm getting into the swing of things.

My one real progress step made this week was to visit a Career Coach. It was a wonderful meeting, where we talking about my ideas about what I wanted to do with myself, and where I wanted to go with my career. I'm seriously considering teaching. My assignment for our next meeting is to take all the options I listed on Wednesday morning, research them on some sites she recommended and talk to any people that would know something about those jobs, and make a list of them in order of the priority I've placed on them. I'm really looking forward to it.

2 responses:

Lindsey said...

What were the sites your career coach gave you to research? Just curious, and in my own discover phase. :)

-Lindsey

Kate Hutchinson said...

Hi Lindsey,

My coach recommended:

The Riley Guide
Quintessential Careers
Indeed

Hope this helps!

-Kate


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