I'm going to be pretty darn busy this week you guys. It all starts today actually as I'll be out and about for a good majority of the day and then the same will be happening on Tuesday and Wednesday. Why am I going to be busy? I'll tell you why. Today I have to go to A4E early in the morning for some assessments and then in the afternoon I have to go to my job centre to sign on. As such I think I'm just going to stay in town for four or five hours and probably go into my voluntary job for a bit, rather than walk home and then have to go out again.
The assessments are related to what's going to keep me busy Tuesday and Wednesday. They asked me if I would do some one day courses there that will actually lead to me getting myself a certificate so it kinda makes my CV look a little better actually and is technically a small qualification of some kind. There are two courses, as you might have guessed. One is in food safety and how to handle food properly, and the other is in heavy lifting. I'm not sure which day is which to be honest. While I want to say things like that sound very simple and like they're just a matter of common sense I've found that heavy lifting actually isn't. Or at least, not some kind of logical common sense I can grasp.
While it's true that my physical stamina seems to have really diminished, I highly doubt my legs are any less strong than they were before. One upside to being obese the vast majority of my life is that I do have some pretty strong legs. As such you'd think I wouldn't be so bad with heavy lifting. After all, they say you have to lift with your legs. When you lift something you support it with your legs and take the weight on your legs. I should be great at that but I'm not. All that happens when I try to lift things is that my arms ache a lot and I hurt.
In any case, these kinda things properly will teach me a fair bit and if it makes my CV look nicer then I'm all for it. Because I dropped out of college and I've never had a paid job that thing is pretty slim. There are even other added benefits too. If I learn how to lift things properly then I can maybe even volunteer on the delivery van at work. It'd mean pulling a full 9-5 but after spending some time working the van I'd be in much better shape.
Welp I'll let you know how it goes of course. At the very, very, very least I should have something to make a podcast about. If you're wondering what the assessments are they're maths and English ones so it's not like I stand any chance of failing.