Do you know what you want to achieve in your future? I certainly know what I’m doing over the next few years. At the moment I have 3 jobs, two of which are just for financial benefit and the third one is a Step towards my ultimate career, When I’m older I aim to work with disabled individuals in the outdoor pursuits industry delivering a whole range of outdoor activities from walking to climbing, abseiling to canoeing and swimming. My main interests at the moment are all todo with my new job at Leonard Cheshire Disability, I’ve done alot of voluntary work with Calvert Trust though Princes Trust and my DoE award. But I’ve never worked on a professional level with disabled individuals. When i first applied for this job i wasnt even sure i was going to get it, But hey look at me now. Next year i plan on going away to work alongside PGL to gain all my relevant Outdoor Instructor qualifications and more experience. What do you think? Have you planned for your future?
Well it doesn’t seem to long ago that i had started my Princes Trust course. The twelve week course i took last year was so beneficial, not only did i learn a whole load of new skills and me new people but i got a few qualifications aswell! still to this day i dont know where i would be today if i hadn’t taken on that course. Princes Trust tought me so much and also boosted my confidence which i had been lacking for a while now… If you would like to read more about my Princes Trust course Click Here. Laters Y’All
What do you do when the weekend comes along? I like to enjoy it a few weeks ago I went off to Cumbria to climb a few mountains. This weekend I went Kayaking in and around Ilfracombe, I’ve not been Kayaking for a while but Kayaking is like riding a bike and I soon found myself playing in the swell and white waters. Since I’ve been working a lot more I really have started to get out more at weekends as i use it as a release to gear myself up for the following week. At the moment with all the working i get to about mid week and think wow why am I making things so difficult… Weekends are ideal for lots of different reasons maybe you get drunk or just use it as a time to sit and watch TV, I get out and about to absorb natural views and the landscape of North Devon’s coast. What do you get upto? Lemme know. Laters All
Evening all, just a quick update on things that im doing. Im currently undertaking a Young Achievers Award with the youth worker from ilfracombe, there are four stages of this award Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum, I’ve just completed the Bronze award. The Young Achievers award has alot of requirements Bronze being the first one you have 4 Challenges to complete, for me i was involved with NCS Southwest, i also got NCS Southwest Barnstaple and Bideford onto The Voice FM for the third and fourth challenges i decided to highlight my work at Calvert Trust and my work for the RNLI, I will be posting more information about the other parts of the Young Achievers Award soon. I would like to thank all of my fantastic viewers as i have been keeping an eye on my site statistics for the past four weeks and have noticed a huge increase in the intrest and back links to my blog, My current all time views at the moment is 14,455. Today i received an application pack for the HM Coastguard in Ilfracombe so over the next few days i will be completing the pack and returning it to HM Coastguard Office in Ilfracombe. I would also like to get some recognition to some close friends of mine first of all Gomez he’s a good mate of mine and is new to the blogging world i recently helped him set up his blog. The second person i would like to get into the public eye comes all the way from Norway her name is Solfrid Waale she’s a singer/song writer and has just started producing some amazing songs for all to hear. Solfrid is on Spotify and will also be on iTunes within the next year, for more information about this amazing new singer please visit her new and improved website here. Peace Out Y’All
During my week in Exmouth with NCS Southwest i was there assisting the Team Leader for the TTS Teams from Bideford and Barnstaple. On monday after we arrived and set up for the week in our scout tents we went for a walk on dartmoor totaling about 8 miles taking around 3 hours to complete, In the past ive done alot of walking including the Star Trek which i completed earlier this year and last year – the Star Trek is an 18 mile night hike over exmoor, The only experience i have had on Dartmoor prior to this was back in March when i was on my Princes Trust residential. On Tuesday we had Canoeing and Kayaking on the beautiful coast of Exmouth, I am a very keen kayaker ive been on the water for almost 4 years now so going down to exmouth was a good change of scenery. on Wednesday we had Bushcraft and Archery, again in past ive done alot of outdoor activities the bushcraft included building a shelter in the woods on dartmoor near an old fort, the landscape we had was just breath taking. The woods itself backed onto an army training ground and we ebeded up eating lunch with a group joging past us, in the afternoon we had gone back to camp where the archery was held, i found the archery fairly difficult this time because i had cut myself in the woods, still was a very enjoyable day and caught lots of sun. on Thursday our last full day we had Climbing in the morning which was very challenging i think the group really enjoyed it and we all had a go. In the afternoon we had Coastering, due to me forgetting to apply sun screen i ended up with sun stroke, so had to sit out but i would of loved to participate, from what i saw of coastering it looked extremly fun. On the last day after packing up our stuff we had to go down the Exmouth beach and had a big group competition that envolved kayaking, running, building sand castles and much more. between the entire camp our team won with a time of around 12 minutes TTS won the competition to complete it the fastest without breaking the eggs. NCS Southwest Week 1 residential was absolutly brilliant and i hope it is a course that carries on far into the future, I feel it is extremely beneficial to youths that are just out of college and are looking for something diffrent to do over their summer holidays. Peace out Y’All