The Grounds at St. Paul's Cathedral This is one of my favourite stories to tell about when I was a Work Coach at the local Jobcentre here in West London. It's interesting for me in several ways, and it's significantly one of the main reasons why I believe in being kind to others can result in the most positive change you can help influence in someone's life. This happened sometime around 2011-2012, around the time that the world was starting to rebound from the recession just a few years prior. I was working in a Jobcentre as a Work Coach. A Work Coach is someone who meets the unemployed and helps them secure opportunities that will eventually help them get back to full time employment. My "cohort" at the time was focused on 18-24 year olds who were unemployed for at least 13 weeks, or 3 months. Young adults, basically. I have met many interesting personalities, and it wasn't always pleasant. There was a young lady who was kicked out of her parent'
Autumn Monotone I took this photo back in November 2020. Me and the wife were doing one of our walks in the park. That day I decided to bring with me my camera. It's been a while since I used it. I was wondering what to write as my "first blog post" (again). But just like any journey, it all starts with a single step. This is my step. I have a lot to say, and I don't think I have enough time to lay it all out, but I digress. I tried capturing the mood of the day, the state of the weather, the season in full. Mostly, I tried to express what I was feeling that day. I think I was able to do so. To close off this blog post, here's a song that somewhat complements the photo. "Someone I (Don't) Know" Rapture