I’m having to turn down or pull out of so many interesting projects due to moving house. I naively thought I’d be able to do as much as before and cope with having moved……wrong….
The biggest was having to turn down an offer from Professor Tim Kendall to be part of the ‘Achieving Better Access to Mental Health Services by 2020 –Dementia care services’ Expert Reference Group. The National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health (NCCMH) has been commissioned by NICE to undertake and complete the objectives set by NHS England to Achieve Better Access to Dementia Care Services by 2020. The first meeting was due in January. I’m gutted to have to turn it down but it would have meant an overnight stay in London beginning in January and then several meetings following on from that. The improvements I’m having in the house are all starting in January and it would just be too stressful to try to juggle dates for workmen and being away from home.
I’ve already agreed to a handful of things in January and this one sadly came too late…….
I also pulled out of attending a Dementia Friends forum this weekend but that was due to having run out of steam.
I’m not use to saying no and missing out on opportunities but guess I’ll just have to be patient. Come the spring, I’m sure I’ll be back to being busy again……..and in the mean time it means I get more time to spend with my daughters …………and Billy……….😊