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Attempting some positivity

NotReally Community member Posts: 59 Pioneering
Trying to not get bogged down in the general poop of ... well, y'know.

Some positive things for me just recently:
  • Social care funding for this year was confirmed today
  • Boiler installation done in June last year was finally finished last week
  • There is a chance that I will be able to deliver autism & neurodiversity training for the company that provide my social care
I'd love to hear some good things from other's lives, so please join in. 


  • durhamjaide2001
    durhamjaide2001 Scope Member Posts: 9,775 Disability Gamechanger
    Some positive things for me is;
    I started with a personal trainer last week 
    I have worked 💯 independly at work experience  yesterday 
    we are getting new tills in at my charity shops I volunteer in.
  • SueHeath
    SueHeath Community member Posts: 12,420 Disability Gamechanger
    I have found all the help and support i was looking for on The scope site, so my mission is done Thank You x
  • NotReally
    NotReally Community member Posts: 59 Pioneering
    edited April 2023
    NotReally said:
    • There is a chance that I will be able to deliver autism & neurodiversity training for the company that provide my social care
    So, training is confirmed; 3 hours to senior staff.  This is excellent news ... I hope this will lead to further engagements in this area.

    Housing provider / shared owner have agreed that the windows and (I think) the front door and refit the rear door.

    I also met someone with whom there seems to be a budding friendship, which is ... it's hard to say just what a huge thing this is.  I have been really struggling with isolation.
  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 10,600 Scope online community team
    It looks like your attempts at positivity have paid off @NotReally.

    I'm glad to hear that you received confirmation of the training and I hope it leads to even more positive developments for you. 

    It's also great to hear that your housing provider has agreed to refit your windows and doors, I know it can be a fight sometimes. 

    Lastly, I'm happy to hear that you have made a new friend. Isolation can be a difficult challenge to overcome, and having a new friend can make a huge difference. I hope your budding friendship continues to grow.

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  • Alex_Scope
    Alex_Scope Posts: 7,562 Scope online community team
    What a great thread to start @NotReally and it's lovely to hear your updates too :)

    Something positive for me is that I got to enjoy some time in the Spring sunshine on my day off yesterday, and it really boosted my mood to be out in nature! 

    [Alex's picture of the view from under a willow tree, with sun streaming through]
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  • NotReally
    NotReally Community member Posts: 59 Pioneering
    Small thing, which is ... I think may be transformative for me. 
    I used ChatGPT this morning to reply to a message on the UC portal. Suddenly, something that would have taken me at least half an hour, and I would have put off for days (maybe for ever), was done in five minutes. 

    There's been other things happening, which have been utterly devistating; I've been attempting to get support, but ... well, it's been difficult.  I don't want to put anything more on these topics in this discussion though, want to keep the positive focus here.
  • Biblioklept
    Biblioklept Community member Posts: 4,199 Disability Gamechanger
    I've found the same with ChatGPT @NotReally. It helps me make the basis of what I want to say so I'm not sat for hours thinking of it and procrastinating. Hope you get the support you need <3
  • Cher_Alumni
    Cher_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,741 Disability Gamechanger
    I hope you are ok @NotReally If you feel you need support, please don't hesitate to let us know.

    Some positivity from me - I bought a huge water bottle which I've had on my desk and over the past 2 days have significantly upped my hydration levels! This was something I've kept meaning to do and I hope it will become a habit I keep up *motivated face*
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