This week I thought I’d give you an update on some life events and what plans I have for this blog in the next few weeks.
Firstly, back in March, I wrote a blog post, Hunting for a media career, that looked at different internships I was aiming to apply for. The bad news is I was rejected for the ITV News Traineeship. I’m still waiting on The Guardian placement and the BBC Journalism Trainee Scheme. On Monday, I completed an application for a BBC Communications Training Scheme. The good news is I’m on the waiting list for a placement on the Change 100 internship scheme. On Tuesday I received an email from them with a list of placements currently open to successful applicants. I’ve given my interest to a marketing intern position at a hotel & resort company in London. I should find out if I’m accepted for the job sometime next week hopefully!
Secondly, you may remember, back in December, I wrote, My Top 20 experiences of weird, stupid and shocking behaviours of people working in the care Industry. Well since all these disastrous experiences of care, I’ve had to have my Mum take over my care for the past 6 months. However this all changed on Monday when I finally got a new live-in carer. Unfortunately due to my poor care budget, I cannot afford live-in care full time so I’m having to alternate a two week rota between the live-in carer and my Mum. It’s not the perfect solution but it is a good start to regaining my independence.
Lastly, after publishing my blog post on 10 inaccessible high street stores in the UK, I shared the post to all stores mentioned on Twitter. Within 24 hours, two stores, Pets at Home & Next, replied to my tweet apologising for the inconvenience and will pass on my concerns to the relevant departments. It’s not much to go on at this stage but it is a slow start to improvement.
Upcoming Blog Content
I am building up a list of ideas for new blog posts for the next few weeks:
1. A list of recommended game skills on Amazon Alexa
2. 10 interesting music blog posts
3. Music band interviews curtesy of Stencil PR
4. New album reviews: Arctic Monkeys & Snow Patrol
5. Review: Foo Fighters at London Stadium (23/06/2018)
6. Disability-related interviews and guest posts (TBC)
7. And likely some disability stories, banter and personal rants!
If you have any suggestions for other blog topics or would like to be interviewed or be a guest blogger, please feel free to share your ideas or interest in the comments box or on social media.
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