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Author Topic: Vocation Calling  (Read 1431 times)

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Offline oksikoko

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Vocation Calling
« on: August 27, 2013, 07:20:47 PM »
Well, here's some good news. I've been accepted into a 10-week vocational program specifically for the HIV+, paid for by the office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities.

So, now I'm not "unemployed". I'm "in school". Orientation is later this week. :)

Lee
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Re: Vocation Calling
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2013, 07:28:02 PM »
Good on ya, enjoy going back to school.

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Re: Vocation Calling
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2013, 10:57:46 PM »
Congrats -- I'm so proud of you.
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Re: Vocation Calling
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2013, 02:03:51 AM »
That is good news.  But what will you be learning?
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Re: Vocation Calling
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2013, 06:00:50 AM »
Good luck, Lee! What will you be studying? Spill! :D
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Re: Vocation Calling
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2013, 08:42:35 AM »
Im wishing you the best of luck .

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Re: Vocation Calling
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2013, 08:55:45 AM »
Congrats!!!!!  I certainly hope this leads to something positive.  You'd be awesome in a role that requires some sort of writing. 

Hugs and best wishes.

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Re: Vocation Calling
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2013, 11:58:13 AM »
Thanks!

And no! I shall be studying what they call 'the decorative arts' and what I call making wallpaper, floor coverings and furniture. ;) I'm not sure exactly what I'll be doing most or how it's all set up in terms of specializing, though I took a tour of the place and everything they were doing seemed interesting. It will be nice to work "with my hands" too.

It's counter-indicated that I spend a lot of time alone in front of a computer, and unfortunately, that's all my old job was. Even if I found another in that field, I'm not sure it'd be for the best to take it. I can make websites and digital artifacts in my spare time.
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2013-10-03:                ☣ VL (=) undetectable ☣ CD4 (+) 1105
2013-05-23:                ☣ VL (=) undetectable ☣ CD4 (-) 945
2013-02-25:                ☣ VL (-) undetectable ☣ CD4 (+) 1123
2012-12-16: Enter Stribild
2012-11-20: HIV+           ☣ VL (→) 132,683      ☣ CD4 (→) 920
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Re: Vocation Calling
« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2013, 04:07:40 PM »
Congrats Lee! I'm a bit slow these days.
I don't know much about the decorative arts but it sounds like it would be a combination of creativity and design.
Curious to see what you think about it and hope to hear more details.
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Re: Vocation Calling
« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2013, 03:33:21 AM »
Sounds like a course I'd enjoy, Lee. Do you think I can be an exchange student? :)

You'll have to keep us updated on your projects and progress - perhaps start a thread in OT about it?

(I get why you started out here though....)

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Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

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Re: Vocation Calling
« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2013, 05:09:54 AM »
Sounds like a course I'd enjoy, Lee. Do you think I can be an exchange student? :)

You'll have to keep us updated on your projects and progress - perhaps start a thread in OT about it?

(I get why you started out here though....)

Yeah, as a benefit only available to us, it was yet another example of "Better Living through HIV". I just met someone else who went to design school on the same program. I heard about it first through someone at GMHC quite a few weeks ago, but I didn't want to say anything until there was some kind of confirmation. There were two weeks of testing involved (I think I mentioned it somewhere on here), and I never want to see another number 2 pencil as long as I live.

Enjoying it and being able to do it are two different things, so we'll see how it goes. ;) It's going to be tough living on zero income, but I've worked with less.
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2013-10-03:                ☣ VL (=) undetectable ☣ CD4 (+) 1105
2013-05-23:                ☣ VL (=) undetectable ☣ CD4 (-) 945
2013-02-25:                ☣ VL (-) undetectable ☣ CD4 (+) 1123
2012-12-16: Enter Stribild
2012-11-20: HIV+           ☣ VL (→) 132,683      ☣ CD4 (→) 920
2012-04-01: HIV-
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