Sunday 12 June 2022

Why do I do what I do?

I work in the disability support sector, and absolutely love what I do. But when people find out what I do for work, they will often ask "how do you do it?"

Why do I do what I do?

I enjoy my work because every day I get to view the world from a different angle. I get to view the world from the eyes of the people that I support. At times their view is from the very edge of the box - we don't fit into boxes, we make new shapes to fit into.

Because days like Wednesday just gone, I can bring out my inner child. Climbing and playing on play equipment at an amazing playground. Testing out slides to see which one is the fastest. Finding new ways to climb back up soft fall hillsides.

Because we take the time to appreciate the smaller details of life. The pattern that the sunlight makes through the shade sail at a playground. The colourful flowers in the garden bed - no two of which were the same. Watching the bees buzzing collecting the pollen.

But most importantly I love my work because everyone, regardless of ability, needs at least one person in their corner.

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