My first month of full-time work

Can you guys believe it’s been a month since I started my new job? I can’t.

That means I have successfully managed to get up (and start work on time) four Monday mornings in a row. This might not sound like a big achievement, but let’s not forget I’d been unemployed for five and a half years until I got this job. Getting up early on a Monday morning hasn’t been a feature in my life for a loooong time, but I’m adjusting. I think…

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You’re joking, right?

For as long as I can remember, I’ve made light of my disability and often make jokes about it too. Sometimes other people are shocked by this, or I can tell they want to laugh they’re not sure if they should or not.

The thing is, I’ve got my cerebral palsy for life and no amount of being sad about it for wishing things were different will change that, so I would much rather spend time laughing about it and seeing the funny side. I think a lot of other people I know feel the same.

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