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Weebs1986
Weebs1986 Member Posts: 9 Courageous
edited June 2021 in Start here and say hello!
Hi All, I’m Amy, I’m 34 and I live in London.
I’ve got mild diplegia CP affecting my legs, I manage well with most things but I still have my struggles.
Until recently I’ve spent the last 14 years working in west end theatre but due to Covid I was made redundant. My health isn’t the best at the moment so I can’t work right now and boy it’s an adjustment.
I’m really into music, theatre & tv.
I look forward to getting to know you all!
Amy ?

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  • woodbine
    woodbine Member, Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,719 Disability Gamechanger
    @Weebs1986 hi and welcome to scope, its great that you've joined us.
    Sorry that you lost your job, I understand what a wrench that can be.
    Be extra nice to new members.
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 16,336 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome to the community 

    Sorry about your job and empathise with the struggle to adjust as do lots of our members 

    Feel free to have a look around and join in or ask any questions 
  • Cher_Inactive
    Cher_Inactive Posts: 4,400 Scope online community team
    edited June 2021
    Hello @Weebs1986 and a warm welcome to our online community!  How are you doing today?

    I'm sorry you were made redundant  :(  Covid-19 has impacted so many areas of life hasn't it and I hope that this time out helps you with adjusting to your health needs.  Are you getting enough support with your CP do you think?  I'll tag in our resident CP information specialist @Richard_Scope as he is a font of knowledge for all things CP-related.

    You're in the right spot if you like music, theatre and TV so feel free to start any conversations about that if you like in our virtual coffee lounge.  What kind of TV do you enjoy most?  I'm a crime drama fan and devour box sets like smarties!

    I hope you can enjoy some of the lovely weather we're having this weekend and just give us a shout if you need any help.  Take care and speak soon.
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  • leeCal
    leeCal Member Posts: 6,431 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Weebs1986 and welcome.
    sorry to hear about your redundancy, have you anything in mind now?

    “This is my simple religion. No need for temples. No need for complicated philosophy. Your own mind, your own heart is the temple. Your philosophy is simple kindness.” 
    ― Dalai Lama XIV

  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Member, Community Co-Production Group Posts: 12,477 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Weebs1986 - & welcome to the community. Your work sounded very interesting, so I'm sure you must miss it, & I'm sorry your health isn't great at the moment too. My main interests are reading, & getting out into the garden, especially with the good weather we've been having. I look forward to seeing you around the forum. :)
  • Weebs1986
    Weebs1986 Member Posts: 9 Courageous
    Hi @woodbine thanks for the welcome! Thank you so much it’s a shame but I’m trying to see this as a new chapter ☺️
  • Weebs1986
    Weebs1986 Member Posts: 9 Courageous
    Hi @janer1967 thank you for your message and the lovely welcome!
    I’ll definitely be joining in ?
  • Weebs1986
    Weebs1986 Member Posts: 9 Courageous
    Hi @Cher_Scope thank you for your lovely message.
    I’m good thank you I’ve loved the sunshine today!
    How was your day?
    Thanks yeah it’s been a tough adjustment not working but I’m trying to use the time wisely and work on myself as I’ve never really had the time to before.
    Thank you so much for asking, I really appreciate it as there’s a few things I might need advice on.
    Ok fab I’ll definitely get involved ☺️
    I’m in to loads Greys Anatomy, Killing Eve, Drag Race Handmaid’s Tale & anything crime or murder related but the list goes on haha! 
    We have have that in common then!
    Chat soon ?
  • Weebs1986
    Weebs1986 Member Posts: 9 Courageous
    Hi @leeCal thanks for your message.
    Thank you, you’re kind.
    Im not sure at present but when I’m more physically able I’d like to do some volunteer work with victim support ☺️
  • Weebs1986
    Weebs1986 Member Posts: 9 Courageous
    Hi @chiarieds thanks so much for your message. 
    It was so interesting and I do miss it so much but it’s time for a different direction ☺️
    Thank you I’ll be ok in time I’ve just got to pace myself and get physically stronger.
    I love reading too unfortunately I’m not much of a gardener though. 
    Enjoy the weather.
    Chat soon.
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Member, Community Co-Production Group Posts: 12,477 Disability Gamechanger
    Great chatting with you @Weebs1986 - one of my favourite genres is crime fiction, &, tho I don't watch TV much, I really liked 'Killing Eve.'
    You're wise to mention pacing yourself; this can be so important with many conditions. It's great to read you have an interest in perhaps volunteering with victim support. :)
  • Richard_Scope
    Richard_Scope Posts: 3,176 Scope online community team
    Hi @Weebs1986
    Great to meet you! If you need anything give me a shout :)
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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 16,336 Disability Gamechanger
    Another crime drama fan here too 

    I recently did a diploma in criminology and criminal psychology just for my own interest 

    Ate you watching the current one before we die ? 

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