Charity Starts at Home

Hey guys and gals ๐Ÿ˜,

Its been a busy 24 hours for moi let me tell you.I think yesterday was the worst day in my career at Lidl…so many deliveries too little staff ๐Ÿ˜ซAs usual though we pulled through with our support and banter on the quails (wireless head mics to non-Lidl workers).On a VERY sad note…Lauren is leaving us.It was my last day working with her yesterday.Lauren is one of the people I was closest to in the store.She welcomed me,trained me and became a friend as soon as I started.She is one of the nicest people I have had the pleasure of meeting and I know she’ll do great in her new job.Luckily for me,we are neighbours so I’ll definitely be popping around to catch up with her on a regular basis ๐Ÿ˜Š

I spent most of yesterday morning still figuring out this whole blogging endeavour.I would love to do it professionally and even make a little money but we’ll see what the future holds.I registered my domain so I suppose that makes me official in the blogverse much like the blue tick of Twitter (which I am also on xXxShaunaxXx).I got so excited when it said two people from France and two from Ireland had checked my blog out…its the little victories in life ๐Ÿ’ชI faced an internal struggle though,I wasn’t sure if I should write under a fake name because lets face it some situations I will blog about are going to be embrassing for my soul but then I thought no,I spent to long hiding who I really am before,I should be proud of every good or bad decision I made because it made me who I am today.I know my parents will read this because they are nosey so I am officially apologising right now on this entry for past,present and future embrassment my actions will cause haha!

I have always wanted to do some charity work but never had the confidence to do it.I hated public speaking and lets face it we find those people out on the street pushing charity buckets in our faces rather annoying ๐Ÿ˜Also there has never been a cause that I have a personal connection to.Of course I have lost family members to cancer and various other awful diseases but I always felt like there is so many charities already set up for those.I want to set up my own and it’ll be something I created to help make change in this world!So finally I can announce that I have not only taken my first steps into the blogverse but also into charity work.

My father was in an awful road traffic accident through no fault of his own in August 2016.I won’t go into detail in this post but will at a later date.He was in the University hospital in Galway for a number of months in the ICU.My family and I spent every minute we could at his bedside or in the waiting room.Being there for months mean’t we met alot of other people in a similar situation.As the days,weeks and months went by it became apparent that not only is there a shortage of staff and hospital beds but there is only three apartments on the hospital grounds for families of patients to stay in.Quite rightly priority is given to families with children but many people we got talking to couldn’t afford hotels,B&B’s etc in the long-term as hospital bills mount up too.Many people slept on the chairs of the waiting room for weeks on end or another particular man we became friendly with was sleeping in his car.Thats when the idea first started to form in my mind.

My aim is to fundraise to build apartments for families to stay in while their loved one is in hospital.These people have enough to worry about without dealing with the financial burden of finding a place to try get a few hours sleep.I want these apartments to be free of charge ideally but if that is not viable then be more reasonably priced than hotels etc.I’m not even sure where to begin with this project to be honest and it seems like an impossible task but my dad has proved you can overcome the toughest of obstacles if your determined enough.I took the first step this evening on getting this started.I e-mailed a member of staff at the University of Galway hospital to see if she could help get me in contact with someone at the hospital who might know a bit about the accommodation crisis.For all I know the hospital might already be taking action to fix this though I doubt it as I’d say the bed shortage is top of their list of things to fix (which is very important).I don’t know if I’ll ever hear back from her because obviously these people have patients to take care of.If I dont hear back from her in a week my next move is to go up to the hospital and speak to the staff who worked on my dad to see if they can point me in the right direction.I’ll of course keep my four readers updated on my charity endeavours.

Tonight I am going out for a few drinks to unwind as I mentioned in my blog ‘Take my Hand’.After all my fretting,he snapchatted me out of the blue while I was at work explaining how busy he was and thats why he hadn’t messaged me in a few days.He even put a ‘โค’ at the end.You should have seen the stupid smile on my face just because he messaged me…damn I am screwed!I have caught the feelings ๐Ÿ˜ฏHe usually plays a gig in the bar I am going to tonight but I don’t think he is playing tonight from what I seen on his snapchat story lol!Its kind of a relief because it might be awkward.I am going for drinks with Shane,he is good fun to be around so it should be a good night.I have no idea what to wear so like every woman I’ll be spending the next few hours raiding my wardrobe ๐Ÿ˜‚

Positive vibes always,

Shauna ๐Ÿ˜™

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The Pieces of Me

I'm a 28 year woman living in the greatest city in Ireland aka Galway.This blog is my personal diary of the struggles I face dating,the crazy drama I can never avoid,the complicated relationships with my family/friends and battles with mental health.I hope if anyone reads this they will find it helpful and funny because you won't believe the shit that happens to me but I promise its all true!Enjoy...๐Ÿ˜

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