Sunday, March 13, 2011

Braille Institute and I

For the past few months I have been working as a Youth Assistant at the Braille Institute of America in La Jolla, San Diego.

If you asked me when I started how I like the job, I would have told you I wasn't too keen on it. While I instantly loved the kids, the job is almost entirely driving. Not my favorite thing to do. Also, my day starts around 2 or 3pm. I felt like my whole day was a waste because I just hung around all morning waiting for work to start. And then after about 4 hours of driving, I often get home close to 7 or 8 or even 9. 
I thought "This definitely isn't an ideal job for me."

But ask me now how I feel, almost 5 months later, and I'll tell you...

I frickin' adore it!  
I really like the adults that I work with and I am gaga for my students!

The driving has gotten SO much better. I don't get lost anymore, which was obviously a drag. I've also found better ways to use my mornings, like sewing, and cleaning hehe.

I am learning so much. I get to try some really fun activities. So far I've taken dance, kempo (martial arts), tap, and drum lessons with the students.

I am also learning a lot about the visually impaired. Visually impaired doesn't mean helpless. That honestly was a major one. I'm hoping to share some of that knowledge with you here. It won't get in the way of my muffinizing the world, but it's so much a part of my life that I want to share it with you all.

2 comments:

  1. Hey Amy!
    That sounds like an absolutely amazing job :) And I love your post on the cooking night! You are an amazing person, keep up the wonderful work!

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  2. You are to be commended for the work you are doing! Many years ago my aunt went blind from diabetes. She went through training with the Pa. Association for the Blind. It's amazing how these centers can help blind people lead "normal" lives.

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