Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Closed Doors

Just wanna share about my training again. This month is my last month at the daycare. A week ago I asked the boss if I could possibly continue there and she said yes. But I had to contact the employment office 'coz they're the ones who make the final call when it comes to this type of training. Turned out that a new law prohibited me from doing this type of training 'coz I had collected 12 months of training in different places. I was so bummed when I heard about this, 'coz I was already thinking that I could spend 4 more months with the kids instead of just one more month with them.

Then I started to think about going back to school first - the kind of vocational school where I could study for about 3 years that would enable me to become a daycare worker once I graduated. The first batch of application was last month and I was thinking that there might be another one in July if they needed more students to apply. So I contacted them to find out about this. Turned out that they had too many applicants already this year, so they advised me to try to apply for next year instead.

So next month I'll be unemployed again and I won't even be able to try to find another training place 'coz I've used up my "quota". The only thing I can do is either try to run my own business or find a suitable course organized by the employment office. I can of course try to wait for other opportunities to apply to the vocational school, but I'm not too sure about studying other subjects.

So I've had slammed doors twice this month and I'm just trying to believe that God has the best plans for me and that any door is closed, it's for my own benefit (even if I don't understand it). When I first heard about the fact that I couldn't continue the training there, I was so sad that I wanted to cry, but right now my defensive mode is on, so I'll be fine. I just hope that I won't cry on my last day there when I have to say goodbye to the kids, 'coz then they'll be confused. So if you're the praying type, pray so that I will NOT cry that day, please!!!

Other than that, life's been GREAT...spring has come and the weather's been rather cold this week, but I can see some green grass already in some parts of the village...

P.S. Oh, and although most of the time the kids at the daycare are pretty good, they still need to be reminded over and over again to behave, especially when they're in "challenging mode" or when they're in a bad mood or when they're cranky.

Some of them have grown closer to me, but my problem is that they still don't obey my words as well as they do the teacher or the senior workers there. Probably 'coz they know I'm only a temp worker or for some reason I think they tend to think of me more as a playmate instead of an adult he he he...but nevertheless I've learnt SO MUCH by doing the training here and I've learnt so many more interesting Finnish terms/words that I wouldn't have been able to learn on my own ('coz I wouldn't have known that they existed!).

So we'll see what door will be open for me in the future...:-)))


  1. I am praying for you.
    And you're right, as one door closes, another one opens. I hope it's full of great things, which you deserve.

  2. I know Amel..I understand... it can be hard in Sodankylä for foreigners.... I hope it works out.. for you and (rather selfishly too) for me, in whatever our routes are..

    I heard today that the Turkish girl and family are moving to YliTornio in a couple of that is one less foreigner for a language course.. boo.. and I will be very sad to see her go, as she is lovely!


  3. I can’t believe how quickly your training went by, seems just like yesterday when you started!

    I firmly believe that there’s a reason for things being this way. I’m sure wherever your path goes from now on will turn out just fine! Hugs!

  4. I am sorry to hear about your ends of training, Amel.

    Good luck for your school.

  5. Oh, Amel!
    I'm so sorry. It looks like you really have a lot of obstacles to deal with in order to get the work that you want. I truly hope things turn out better for you; I hope you find work somewhere.
    Keep us posted.

  6. You could start your own business. Like, if there is something or food product that your town/country is famous for, try to export it to other Asian countries. People here are now into gourmet and natural food, so there could be a market for you.

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  9. Amel,

    I will pray for you, and everything will be just fine for you (you'll see) :).

    God must have something prepared for you, cause I can tell you that whenever He closes a door, a window is opened by Him instead (nothing is in vain; there's a reason for everything to happen).

    Finish your training and enjoy life until the next cycle of events...


  10. I hope the future brings even BETTER things than what you dream of.

  11. Michelle: THANKS, M! :-D I sure believe that! :-D