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Finding myself again

cliftop123
cliftop123 Member Posts: 6 Listener
Hi everyone 
I’m Gavin, I’m 38 years old from South Wales. I was born with cerebral palsy and I also have a speech impediment. I have just posted my new blog about how lock down has helped me to find my confidence again! Please feel free to have a read and if you have any questions please just ask away ?
https://www.facebook.com/1447531355487776/posts/2581528342088066/

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  • Richard_Scope
    Richard_Scope Posts: 3,105

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    Hi @cliftop123, (Gavin)
    Really good to virtually meet you and thanks for sharing your blog, I look forward to reading it.
    I live with quad CP myself. 
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  • cliftop123
    cliftop123 Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Nice to meet you too Richard ?
  • WestHam06
    WestHam06 Member, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,396 Pioneering
    Hi @cliftop123
                            Welcome to the community and thank you for joining us. Thank you for sharing your blog with us, it was really interesting to read and I am pleased to hear that lockdown has provided you with the opportunity to reflect on things. It is so good that you are turning what has been a really difficult time for everyone into a positive for yourself. I read that you're a songwriter, I imagine that is really interesting and helps you to express yourself. Are you into music in general? If so, what music do you like? I have CP as well and this affects my speech, I can appreciate what you are saying about it been frustrating at times. I've always been encouraged to voice my points of view and this is something I am grateful to my family for encouraging. I still have to work really hard and concentrate whenever I am speaking and though at times this can be really tiring, it is so worth it. Keep going! Thank you.

  • cliftop123
    cliftop123 Member Posts: 6 Listener
    @WestHam06 thank you for your kind comments! I’m glad you are encouraged to get your voice heard, I think it’s really important - great stuff!
    As with my songwriting, I like ANY music, so I can put my hand to writing most genres! I’m signed to a publisher, and he pitches every song that I co-write to singers and record labels all over, including a few well known singers too, so maybe one day you’ll hear one of my songs in the Official Charts, keep your fingers crossed! Take a look at my songwriting page facebook.com/gavinlyrics to keep up to date with all the latest!
    Make sure you keep your spirits up during this lock down! Things will get better soon!
    cheers
    Gavin
  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,557 Disability Gamechanger
    Thank you for sharing this with us @cliftop123! A really interesting piece. :)
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  • cliftop123
    cliftop123 Member Posts: 6 Listener
    @Chloe_Scope my pleasure ?, glad you enjoyed the read.
  • christian96
    christian96 Posts: 101 Connected
    Hello @cliftop123! Feel free to take a look around and contribute to discussions. 
  • cliftop123
    cliftop123 Member Posts: 6 Listener
    @christian96, thank you so much, I’ll definitely have a look around.
  • WestHam06
    WestHam06 Member, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,396 Pioneering
    Hi @cliftop123
                             Thank you for your encouraging words, I greatly appreciate them. That's brilliant, I will check out your song writing page at some point and please do share when you get an Official UK Charts, we always enjoy sharing in our peers success. Look forward to seeing you around the community. Thank you. 
  • Richard_Scope
    Richard_Scope Posts: 3,105

    Scope community team

    How are you @cliftop123?
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  • cliftop123
    cliftop123 Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Hi Richard
    I’m very well thank you for asking? How about yourself? ?
  • WestHam06
    WestHam06 Member, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,396 Pioneering
    Hi @cliftop123
                             How are you? I checked out a few lyrics on your Facebook page but I don't do social media so it was restricted. They look good, thank you for sharing. I enjoy writing lyrics and poems (though not as good as yours) as it helps me with my emotions. Please may I ask why you started writing lyrics? Thank you.
  • Richard_Scope
    Richard_Scope Posts: 3,105

    Scope community team

    Hi Richard
    I’m very well thank you for asking? How about yourself? ?
    I'm doing okay thanks. Poetry is a fantastic medium to deal with thoughts and feelings.
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