I applied for and was successful in getting an NDIS plan. We are self-managing the plan, and yesterday had a meeting with our local area co-ordinator, so we all know what we have to do next.
I made some phone calls yesterday, and have got the first thing happening, which is good. Talking to someone who understands the whole NDIS thing, with the relevant forms to fill in and so on works much better that blindly trying to get things happening, without knowing if they’re things that will be paid for …
There is money there, and while I may not be able to get what I was hoping for, there will be other things available that I hadn’t realised could be paid for. This is a good thing, having money from the government is what we all pay taxes for, and we all deserve to get what we are allowed, when we need it.
I am thinking about the possiblities, while waiting to receive back more information, and in the meantime, I’m enjoying myself, doing one of my favourite things – writing poetry. I have joined up of a thing called #poemadayfeb, where interested poets write a new poem every day in February.
The people who have organised this, did it last year too, and I thank them for their work. They have written a list of poem prompts, one for every day of February, and then two extra ones, just in case. So every day, at some stage of the day, I check out what the ‘prompt’ is for this. Then I settle down and write my new poem.
The poems I’ve done so far have been interesting … A variety of poetic styles, & subjects, with some themes re-emerging as I’ve gone on, climate change is there more that once, family too, and some quite personal things.
I am letting at all come out onto the page, and then editing to make it beautiful, honest, authentic … Then I am putting them onto my Writers blog here
I plan to put all of these poems into a little chap book, to sell to my adoring fans (both of them), for a teeny, tiny price! Haha, the life of a poet is not that of a wealthy person, that’s for sure. Not wealthy in monetary terms anyway, but is experieces and understanding, very rich.
I am living a good life, with many positive things happening. I think the most important thing about me and my life is that I am Chronically Positive!