When I talk about what I do at work now I say I just do the menial tasks. I had to check the spelling of this word and the description of the word does some up some of the work I do now. Menial tasks take little training, skill and talent. I don’t want to complain as work have been great to me and have basically created a job for me to do and one that I can do. Yesterday I spent a lot of the time folding boxes and trying to work out how to fit them into a cupboard. Not very exciting but I have to think about the skills that I used to do it. When you do menial tasks you are more aware of what you are doing. There were decisions that I had to make and some problem solving, all things that I find hard to do at the moment. You don’t realise how much you use these simple skills in day to day life. Because of this perhaps I can only really do menial tasks now. I guess this is being a bit negative. I guess I am just starting again and hopefully in time I will be able to do more challenging things. I just hope that I don’t start getting bored doing these tasks. I need to look at this a different way I suppose. Two years ago it would have been impossible for my family to see me doing any tasks menial or not. I keep telling myself this to try and make myself feel better. I should be able to remember how ill I was but I just can’t and this is so infuriating. I know I go on about this all the time but I just want to know. I guess only I can really understand this.

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  1. I read this blog and see about menial tasks or as I put it re learning and perhaps look at my sewing at first I couldn’t remember how to do any of it at all and I forced myself to make the holder for all my sewing equipment with my amazing teacher so that I could take on all the challenges of sewing I couldn’t do but I had to repeat the ironing tacking folding cutting in each piece over and over i unpicked so much to do it again and wasn’t happy with any of it and from week to week at class forgot everything I had done and had to ask again but now nearly two years on I am amazed at what I can do and achieve the menial tasks but still need help with the rest!! It took me two years to tackle a button hole !! But the skills learnt from the menial tasks are what get you through it’s worth every moment long term you’ll be amazed how much your learning x


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