Pass with Distinction…

Today has been a very good day. One of those rare commodities so far in 2018. Everything has just seemed really good today. I don’t know why. I just feel in a good mood and quite calm and relaxed.

All this positivity in the first paragraph! Can’t be me talking could it? Well it is, so I’m going to make the most of it. It was back to volunteering at the national mental health charity today, after an absence of a few weeks, mainly down to illness.

The staff were pleased to see me, and it was like settling back into a favourite armchair in front of a log fire, with a glass of something medicinal in hand. Just a perfect four hour session.

It was also great being in a warm office as that part of London was peppered with a real barrage of snow showers. Fresh snow covered the surrounding area to a depth of 5-8 inches in places, and my line manager, who is Australian, was like a kid in a candy store. Being from that wonderful land, he has never seen proper snow before. He took advantage and popped out into the cold on quite a few occasions, grinning like a Cheshire Cat!

I got on with my set tasks, and all went perfectly. No problems, no irritation, no frustration, no losing temper. I couldn’t believe how calm I was. Then it was the mid probation interview. I’ve been there 12 weeks, and I’m very pleased to say I’m now a fully fledged volunteer!

To put it into words, this particular company, like the other one I volunteer for, have been extremely kind and supportive when unfortunately, I’ve had to take time off through physical or mental illness. They have just been brilliant, and I genuinely have felt part of the team from day one. I can’t speak highly enough of them and how I’ve been looked after.

Now back indoors, in the warm. A cracking day. Now to drink a nice, hot cup of tea and watch some evening TV. Life has been fairly crap so far in 2018, today has more than made up for that. Looking forward to more.

Keep warm and keep safe

A.S.D Brooks

Author: allenbrooks44

44 year old adult living with Autism...