Last year I completed a challenge called '100 Happy Days'. It was, quite honestly, life changing for me. I needed something to cling to and I found this experience acted like a life raft for me during (& after) some exceptionally difficult times. By writing about one good thing a day, I recognised that despite all the traumas I had endured, my life was still a rich blanket of wonderful things. It almost re-wired my brain and my mindset. It made me focus on the positive, rather than dwell on the negatives. Don't get me wrong...I still love a good moan and complain about insignificant things but I try not to allow it fester for too long.
As a result of this I decided to start two things. One - a group for myself and parents whose children have additional needs/disabilities, which I did at the end of 2015; and Two - create this blog. I'm not sure exactly what direction this blog will take...my intention is just to write about the things that I see, experience & feel.
So let me introduce myself...I'm an ex teacher, who is now a full time mum to two gorgeous girls. Being a SAHM was never really my intention but my second daughter put paid to any thought of a return. Since her arrival my life has changed paths...I've had to adapt to a new life, one that absolutely terrified me initially but now I fully embrace & actually feel grateful for it. I'm passionate about supporting children and families with additional needs/disabilities, I actively try to support parents who are going through diagnosis and try to use my knowledge of eduction to help in any way I can. I love books, fashion (even though mine has become seriously lazy), family, friends, music, prosecco, Italy, France, laughing & lots of coffee...in truth I love life, with all its pitfalls and worries. I hope anyone who takes the time to read this will enjoy it. So, welcome to Chromosomes and Coffee...xxx
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