I have been waiting an important piece of post for the best part of a fortnight, which will have a huge impact on my future. It came today. So the 28th of March becomes a good post day. I have had conformation in writing that I am not, nor have I ever been a criminal. I do like to think of myself as a law abiding citizen, while I was sure that I had never done anything wrong waiting for a Criminal Record Check makes you doubt your own past.
I pondered the possibility of identity fraud, could someone has masqueraded as me and committed a bank robbery or worse still a drive through armed raid … yes paranoia had peaked while the paper work was awaited.
The relief I felt when there in black and white I see that I have been cleared to work with vulnerable adults, I cannot describe. Then before I could even place the letter in a file the phone rings. Amanda my new boss, calls up to give me my hours, back to the working world the caring world on Wednesday next week. If I had been asked 6 weeks ago to get up and to the office for 7.30 would have filled me with doom. This is different, I am being given the chance to make a difference to people, to provide comfort and support to those who need to be cared for and 7.30 in the morning is not an issue, in fact it is something I am looking forward to.
As an adult, a Mum a human being who survives in uncertain times, to have a sense of purpose in working life is priceless. To feel that you are able to give back in some way to the community that you live in, to support the people who paved your future with their past is an inestimable gift, which while providing a paypacket will also pay dividens to my soul.
Today is a good day in my house. I have clearance to care for the elderly and the vunerable.