Recently I have been really tired which can be a bit of a pain but I am going to try to not let it get me down. The thing is life is pretty good at the moment, I am feeling good about things and I have been keeping very busy and my mind occupied. The page has been going great and new members joining all the time and lots of really good interactions. I had a telephone interview last week with a lovely researcher from: http://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/ which has also got new people coming along to see my pages which is great! The Mental Health Foundation posted links on both Facebook and Twitter so I am a very happy bunny.
I have been having a bit of a tough time as usual with the one I am caring for, same old really but I am not going to let that get me down either. I really try my best to help him at all times but sometimes he doesn’t want to listen and he is having the same old mood swings. Last night he went to his own place which gives me a bit of time and space to myself so can’t complain.
I have been doing a fair amount of exercise recently which is making me feel better also. I have been trying to work out every other day and I notice a bit of difference. Earlier in the year when I was training for my 1/2 marathon I didn’t seem to lose much weight but I was still coming off the anti-depressant’s then. So hopefully if I keep this up then I will lose the weight I have been wanting to lose some and this will make me happier again.
I had my supervision yesterday for the voluntary work that I do, all went well and got treated to lunch again, lucky me! I get on really well with my supervisor and she believes in me which is something that keeps me going. The voluntary work that I do, including this blog and the new fan page also keeps me going, lets keep it like this, onwards and upwards…. :)
Time has flown by since I’ve had the chance to come on and talk about what’s been going on in my crazy world. I have been very busy as usual, looking after myself and concentrating on the PD page.
Last Friday I went to the http://www.emergenceplus.org.uk/ first open day and I am really glad that I was invited! I had to travel into London to do so and I am not the greatest with public transport but I faced my fears and so am proud of that. I did drive part of the way, he he but most of the journey was done on the tube and all was fine. The day was great, it was a place where service users, staff and clinicians all joined together to talk about the great work that Emergence are doing. Emergence are also the people who I did my PD training with; which is giving people knowledge and a better understanding of what PD is all about. The day was hosted by Kath Lovell and she did a great job and we also got to meet some of the staff that do a wonderful job with Emergence. The speeches’ were wonderful and interesting and the short play was great, big shout out to Fiona!
Emergence also do a lot of arts and creativity work for service users which I feel is a great to be able to express yourself and how you are feeling. Recently there was a competition and the postcard winners were presented with their framed work which I thought was really nice.
We all signed a pledge which is part of the Emergence’s message which is: Changing attitudes and building lives… which is what we all intend to do. The pledge’s are going to be blown up and put onto a banner so I will be looking forward to seeing it.
I am hoping at some point I can become more involved in what they do as there’s such a family feel about how they all work together. I also look forward to another event like this as it was such a nice day. I had to rush off slightly early as I had my car parked near a station and Friday evening rush hour to contend with. Thank you for such a nice day.
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