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    Senior Member CrippledLassie's Avatar
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    It's really important that you change your mindset to being positive.
    I know it can be a bit overwhelming but you need to think in terms of a "can do" approach and not "I'd like to.. but.."
    Have you thought of going to college to gain some basic qualifications, even part time? Finding out about what's on offer is a start. Give them a call and ask if you could arrange to come in and speak to someone.
    Have a look into organisations who help people find voluntary work.
    Are there any social groups you could join?
    Ok you might not do everything at once but you need to take small steps in order to go somewhere. I went down a few avenues but took the chance in meeting some really interesting people and I enjoyed hearing about different opportunities.
    You need to make the first move.
    I read a lovely thing once - can't remember where but I wrote it down:
    "Those who wish to sing always find a song".

    Good luck!
    Last edited by CrippledLassie; 04-07-2017 at 12:52 PM.

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