Anyone who knows me well, will realise that I'm not someone to sing my praises, but tonight I am proud of what I have achieved. I have given a talk to a group of parents about our experiences as a family of Sensory Processing Disorder and the ways that we have worked to overcome the challenges that this presents to family life.
My nerves kicked in whilst I was talking, but it didn't stop me from carrying on. It became quite an interactive session with people asking questions and I actually enjoyed that part of the talk. I like being able to share my knowledge and hope that some of our experiences will help others.
The fact that I got through the whole talk and people wanted to talk to me afterwards to share experiences has left me buzzing with excitement. After not being able to sleep for the past few days due to worry about getting through the talk, I think I will have another sleepless night, but this time it will be for a good reason!
Tomorrow I will be working at my volunteer role. I'm helping at a Sensory Exhibition for The Avenue and there will be a wealth of information, toys and equipment on display for the public and professionals to see. If you are local to Central Bedfordshire, come down and explore the exhibition. It is running from 10.30am - 5pm at the Pentecostal Church, Crab Lane, Biggleswade, SG18 0LN.
If someone catches me on a good day, who knows, maybe I will agree to do the talk again! It can only get better each time I do it.