Strange filing for Employment Insurance after all these years of working poverty wage jobs … but I’m grateful for the opportunity to receive the benefits now that Dad’s special needs care is finally being met in his new, albeit the third, residence in the past year and a half.
The benefits will enable me the opportunity to secure work/income above the poverty wage level for a change so I can help Dad financially because the costs are beyond his pension and benefits, so I can give back to my brother for helping me out by letting me stay with him since May to be able to help Dad and to have a roof over my head and so I can build a better life for myself too, using all of my education and experience … such as …
My writing and communication skills as demonstrated by the writing of both a fiction and a non-fiction book in less than one year, this past one, my public speaking and performance experience, my visual arts, design and communications arts education and experience, my psychology, humanities, philosophy formal and self-directed research and studies, supported by my Business Administration, Honors education and experience, plus all my years of volunteering including roles such as being a JUMP Math Tutor for a grade five student, a side walker and lead for CARD, a facility that uses horses as therapy for people with disabilities … and much more.
Time to look up and really move forward, respecting and serving myself, as well as others.
ON THAT NOTE …
Just received National Novel Writing Month notification of all the prizes to be collected by authors who completed the November challenge. Most of the prizes are discounts off products such as the software Scrivener for writers, but also I can acquire 2 free paperback copies of my book, DARK HORSES, if I submit my book after its revisions and editing by December 31, 2013. There are also contests my manuscript can be submitted to … one includes a $15,000 book advance and a publishing package deal …
In other words, writing, editing, and job searching now fills my days, plus visits to Dad, such as the one my brother, niece and I had late on Wednesday. Dad really is doing so much better, it is kind of hard to believe what he, and all of us, have had to go through this past year and a half. Still, I am glad and grateful I had over the past two years with him, especially since now I don’t know where I’ll be moving to next … but I can go now, knowing I’ve done a good job, he’s in good hands and I’ll be able to help him now in a new way … financially too.
December 6, 2013
Kaitlin A. Trepanier
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