Following on from last nights post; I’ve just got the call from the Harrogate Samaritans recruitment secretary – I’m in. I’m a trainee Samaritan. The reputedly heavy weight training schedule starts next week, and ploughs on through the rest of this year and into next. By Q2 next year though (all being well, or in a way, not well, because if all was well, there wouldn’t be any Samaritans) I’ll be a Samaritan.
Quite a commitment. 13 overnight shifts per year + 8 hours a month. I hope I can deal with that. I’m confident I can though. One of the things I do when looking at new stuff is to try and find a spread of experienced commentary – good and bad. I’ve read the good, the bad and the interesting. The main beef seems to be the bit about not really being able to do much more than reflect and ask about feelings. It seems though, that there may be a a bit of common sense flex in this. I’m sure I’ll be much better as a me, rather than a scripted autobot. Anyway – I’ll find my own way I hope, or not. This thread has been rather interesting.
Anyhoo – It’s now 21:35 and I’m still working. I had a flash of inspiration and I’ve spent the last two hours (after a cheeky post work beer with m’ colleagues) pushing pixels. The boys have just come home from scouts, there’s some The Wedding Present on 6Music. N’Night.