I'm sure we've all found ourselves doing something just because it's what we've always done. In the same way. At the same time. With the same people. With the same outcome.
Sometimes it feels right to go with what we know, to be safe, to be sure that nothing unexpected happens as a result. At other times we know that continuing to do as before is not enough. Change needs to happen. For ourselves, and for others.
I've been fortunate to work with so many great organisations who embrace change during my time as a Funder with the Self Management Fund for Scotland. I've also been fortunate that many of them have asked to remain in contact with me now that I am freelance. The connections and relationships we have built together are important to us both.
I am delighted that one of those organisations, No Strings Attached (Scotland) have trusted me to be part of their future development by asking me to join their Board of Trustees. No Strings Attached do great work in encouraging young people living with Asthma to do exactly what many assume they won't be able to do - play wind instruments. They gain confidence, learn from others in the group living with Asthma and turn assumptions on their heads all at the same time. I've long been a fan, as well as a supporter.
There are some changes ahead within the organisation, positively, that I am confident I can help them explore and deliver. As someone living with Asthma myself, I am committed to using my time as a volunteer with them to the best impact - doing something different, with different people and for a different purpose. If this sounds like something you want to do too, get in touch and maybe I can help you.
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