Nearly the end
Well, with under 3 weeks to go I’m starting to feel a little sad. Last week I completed my task of identifying researchers to form a Medical Advisory Group and presented it to people in DSI and the DSA. Everyone was very happy with the culmination of my effort and I’m now busy transferring information to ensure that the task of forming the group can happen in my absence.
It’s a very strange feeling coming to the end of something like this. From the excitement of being successful in my application, to the anxiety of starting in a new team with no expertise in the subject area, through to the realisation that my soft skills were a perfect fit and I would actually be successful. It’s a cliché, but it really has been a rollercoaster.
If anyone is thinking about applying for a PULSE assignment then please, go for it. It has by far been the best thing I’ve done in a long time. I really have had a journey of self-discovery, and feel like I have made a real difference by completing my task. It may not have been the most glamorous, but would have been impossible for the charity to complete without my resource. I have no doubt that I’ll be involved with my charity in an unofficial capacity for a very long time. When achieved, the goals will benefit everyone with Down Syndrome around the world.