I haven't really posted on here in a while.
There are two things coming up that are quite exciting for me.
Firstly, to raise much-needed funds for Headway, I am going to take part in a sponsored swim. They did thid sponsored swim last year and as I didn't really feel completely confident at first, I was more of a spectator.
This year I am going to give it a go. The actual swim was going to take place in April but is now taking place in September instead.
I have already got a lot of people to sponsor me and have made over £200 :).
I won't actually be swimming a certain distance or certain location. The sponsored swim/swimathon is in an indoor pool and people basically go for a paddle :).
A member of staff swum it last year and she claims that she can't swim. When I watched her, she was using a noodle float but also tried swimming without the float a few times so well done to her.
Anyway, I am a pretty good swimmer and I reckon I will swim at least ten lengths in an hour.
Secondly, the manager of my Headway was speaking to me a while back if I would like to be nominated as volunteer of the year. I said "Yeah okay, why not". I got a letter a few weeks ago inviting me to the Town Hall in Gosport where the ceremony will take place.
Now years ago, if someone asked me if I wanted to be a volunteer of the year and go to a ceremony I would have given them a definite "No way!", I would be out of my mind with worry. But now, I am a lot more confident and I do expect I will worry a little as it gets closer to the day but I used to really annalyse things and build up anxiety but now is more like 'I'll take it as it comes'... With some things anyhow.
I'm really glad I feel like that now about certain things, it certainly puts my mind at ease. It's kind of like my brain has now found the pot of weed and is saying "Mellow out".
Those of you who know that I am a keen artist, you'll be glad to know that I have sold some of my work. Only to one person so far but still, I have sold. And I shall be selling another drawing on Friday I think.
This is the drawing I am going to sell...
Take care everyone :),