Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeat

Image courtesy of Sian Hutchings Photography

It makes me chuckle that people think I have an interesting life in which I always have something to talk about. For sure, CP mixes everything up…Wading through Dennis’ floods to get to the bus station is standard for Monday afternoons, but not knowing whether your powerchair will make it without frazzling your eyebrows, is saved especially for the thrill-seekers. Beyond that, it’s been very much a case of eat, sleep, rave, repeat – minus the rave.

I could tell you about all my disastrous independent travel excursions, but as I’m the newly appointed Accessible Travel Consultant for Sensory Traveller Holidays, I’d better not! I say this all the time, but I’m so grateful to be able to do what I love for a living. I spend half of my time asking people not to pay me because I enjoy working to the point where it doesn’t feel like work. I know – I’m not sure I’m cut out to be a businesswoman either. Honestly though, if anyone had told me two years ago that I’d be doing what I’m doing, I’d have laughed in their face. Then again, I laugh in people’s faces regardless of the situation, so that’s not a great analogy. I’m not sadistic, it’s just my go-to reaction: your cat died, your house burnt down, your dad is an axe-murderer. Never take me to a funeral or count on me for support in court unless you want me to cackle hysterically at the most inopportune moment Anyway, back to the point. What was the point?

Ah yes, something about battling a weather tantrum, loving life and a distinct lack of raving. The latter has a lot to do with the fact that lately it’s felt like I’ve had to fight every system to get to where I need to be, and I’m not just talking about the floods. I mentioned it, or rather I ranted about it a couple of weeks ago. Where I need to be is pretty much where everyone else needs to be too: financially secure in a job I like and happily plodding through life. I’m not going to bore you with the details again, but it’s been quite a saga. Shenanigans aside, I can finally say that after almost five months, I start as Lincolnshire Young Voices Co-Chair tomorrow.

I have the privilege of working with the greatest group of individuals, who are dedicated and determined to make a positive change within the SEND services across Lincolnshire. I have the best partner in crime in Emma, who’s on the same fabulous wavelength. And together we have a platform to transform the world – it’s cliché, but true. So, providing we don’t end up arrested or killed as a result of our crazy plans for world domination, we’ll be A-OK. And if all else fails, you’ll find us wetting ourselves in the corner without an exit strategy any form of funeral arrangements, should fatalities occur.

February 23, 2020 9:34 pm

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