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.
Oh and please support the event on the Facebook page.
Hello all and thanks for reading, it’s BPD awareness month so time to celebrate that we are being recognised! Also time to celebrate the fact that I have had over 700 hits now, very happy as I only started writing in December!
I have been working hard on my new page and it’s starting to pay off, got over 50 fans that now like the page and people sharing on the wall, happy days. I have been researching a fair amount and seeing what’s going on out there for people with BPD. http://www.emergenceplus.org.uk/ is a great page, I did my PD training with those guys.
Life in general is quite good at the moment, I have stuck to working out again and it’s making me feel so much better. I have been keeping pretty busy looking after trouble and trying to fit my friend in who is in hospital. The kittens are keeping me busy also, the female has just been castrated so had to keep an eye on her. Mind you the younger one who is only five months is growing so much and is nearly as big as the older one now. Pets are really good for helping with depression and they give you unconditional love and they certainly keep you busy. First thing in the morning when I get up they are there waiting for you, I have to feed them and clean their tray out. The amount of pleasure and love that I have got from them is unbelievable and they have given me more of a sense of purpose.
Got to go out shortly to change some things so will be back again soon………….