I have just arrived at a new job, quite literally- I just walked through the door to the building five minutes ago. I’m sitting in the waiting room now, because I got here a bit early and my new manager is still on the phone. I’m fairly nervous, although reasonably, I know that there’s no…… Continue reading Starting a new role at work, managing nerves and other distractions.
So, I am writing from work, an admission which is less an indication of my own laziness and more to do with the fact that my manager isn’t in the office and there is absolutely nothing I can do right now. There are only so many times you can ask your co–workers if there’s anything…… Continue reading Monday at work; taking a WP break..
Strange flashing neon lights- the sun rises up again over the trash cans and the chill retreats for a time. This light reflects in dirty water, puddles as useless and unnoticed as the wet on the homeless mans cheeks. Gun fire stutters through his mind, and his eyes flash with the echoing horror. He huddles…… Continue reading From knee height; a homeless man’s perspective
So Ru and I had a fairly memorable Sunday night. Usually we would be vegging out at mine, watching a film or something on TV, and maybe half-heartedly trying to get some writing done. Instead, at 8.30pm, we were layering up and preparing to head out on an Outreach shift. I have been volunteering two…… Continue reading A Sunday night outreach shift with my wonderful boyfriend
I had a mad moment at work today- one of those moments when you have to take a deep breath, count to ten and remind yourself that you’re one of the good guys; you are working to do as much as you can to help people who end up sleeping rough, but you’re working within…… Continue reading Working in the charity sector, and reminding myself that I am one of the good guys..
I’ve been meaning to write this post for a couple of months- ever since I started a new volunteering position. I’m working for a charity which supports, houses and rehabilitates people who are either currently sleeping rough, or who have done in the past and are therefore at risk of doing so again. It’s a…… Continue reading Volunteering for a homeless charity, and counting my blessings..