by Darcey Jane
Speech for the Like Minds, Like Mine Seminar May 3, 2013
I am excited to be standing up here in front of all of you today. It is a real privilege. Thank you for this opportunity.
I have been with the Like Minds, Like Mine programme for nine years so far. Sometimes I think that is too long and I should move on to something else, something new to challenge me. I worry that I may be too stagnant where I am. Sometimes I look at other jobs out there, I have even gone so far as to apply and been interviewed. But I am still here. Why? Well, I was recently elected as Chair of the Like Minds national reference group for one thing. That brings with it a fresh challenge, what does Chair do? How do we make best use of the reference group for the programme?
Everything comes back to meaning and purpose. It took me a long time to get here, and to realise that here is more than just a job that pays the bills. Here gives me meaning and helps define not only what I do, but who I am. But who am I? Let me tell you a story. Continue reading From the Darkness into the Light