Hello everyone, I hope that your 2021 has started the best it can I hope you and your family and friends are healthy.
I just wanted to give everyone an update on what I have been up to this year. 2021 starting better. I feel better about myself. I was struggling after a difficult situation, which has been resolved. The result has left me with some things I need to work on for myself. I have joined a charity support group that offers counselling and support called Forever Ahead. I have met a kind and supportive group of people I have met. I have been welcomed into the group. I feel like I have received the warmest embrace possible.
I want to put myself first this year and build myself up by working on my mental health. I want to accept my cerebral palsy I feel like I have never explored it and see if this has anything to do with me not loving myself. In my view, I am so capable then I see a body that lets me down at 25 I feel so held back by my body. I think there are some contributing factors to my cerebral palsy and how I see myself. I face a conflict because I see that my disability has made me a better person. I have had opportunities and been lucky enough to meet people due to my disability, such as blog and Instagram which, have been so much fun and given me so much happiness.
Other issues are personal, I want to be making the best choices for myself. I want this year to be my happiest yet. I plan on putting in the hard work this year to have a brighter future for myself. I feel that I am heading in the right direction. I am more aware of self-care and the steps I can take to help the situation. I am lucky to receive support from my family, friends, and the support group things are looking up.
Work was very full-on before Christmas I was happy to have a break. It has been a good start back at work. I have been doing some teaching and making resources around kindness and self-esteem for our learners to remind themselves how important they which at this time is vitally important. Creating these resources is boosting my confidence both personally and professionally.
In terms of Positively Cerebral Palsy, I have been doing a lot of work in the background. I have been working with We are Motivation. A charity that focuses on international development within Africa, providing support to the people in Uganda when they will be setting up and running sports clubs as they aim to change negative perceptions of disability within the community. We Are Motivation, run a parent and carer group in Uganda and Malawi to support the parents in supporting their young person. In the U.K We Are Motivation supply sports wheelchairs for clubs to try wheelchair sport. I have written a couple of pieces for them that I can’t wait to share when the time is right.
I am continuing my work with Listen Up Wiltshire. The project involves a group of young people who are working on upcoming social media campaigns, which will be revealed in good time. The lockdown experiences piece that I wrote along with the other group members has been produced into a podcast. This aired on BBC Wiltshire. I will post the clips in due course.
I have joined the Global Equality Committee this is a group of people who work on diversity within the education business sectors and generally within society. I have joined the inclusion team. I will be working with them in the future when the opportunity arises, which will be very exciting.
I have learned that doing less is vital for your well-being creating room for me to breathe and putting more focus on my own needs this is so important.
Thank you for always supporting me and being amazing I know that my blog has been quiet. I hope to add more in 2021. I may take breaks when I need the time. Thank you for understanding. I am ready to embrace the year ahead and hopefully continue the growth of Positively Cerebral Palsy and my self-growth.
Sending positive vibes your way