Introductory Post

Hello

Greetings all!

To anyone that doesn’t know who I am, I’ve managed to fill out the “about” section of this blog and you will probably find it quite informative. My main aim in life at the moment is to help people (me included!) outside the blogosphere. I’m afraid this means I will sometimes not have the time that I would like in order to keep up promptly with the awesome people on this site.  Please do not think I’m being rude, it’s just that there aren’t enough hours in the day. Especially when things that would normally take you a relatively short time, take me much longer.

To the bloggers that have followed my story on my mum’s blog and been regularly posting comments – THANK YOU. I feel like I know you all very well now. My wanting to help others is partly because of your kind words. Hearing your views on my actions really put things into perspective. This recognition meant that where I had not appreciated what I had overcome, I was made to re-evaluate how I perceive my achievements. What you’ve done for me is having a chain reaction. I want to share this feeling with others which is why I will be working with sufferers of neurological injuries, with the help of The Royal Buckinghamshire Hospital where I am currently having rehabilitation.
What are words? They are just a combination of squiggles that can be arranged to form something powerful and beautiful – like a sword perhaps? Is that where the term “wordsmith” comes from? Words can also be used both to kill or save lives, completely dependent on who is wielding them.

Rare picture of a raw word

Rare picture of a raw word

Sincere, selfless squiggle forging is an invaluable gift, something that cannot be bought in shops. It is the quality, not quantity of this gift that has the power to change somebody’s perception of their life. If you can shift somebody’s focus from what they don’t have, to what they do have, you can radically improve their quality of life:

This guy....

My hero, quite “busty” isn’t he? (Quite possibly the worst joke EVER!)

This applies to all aspects of life, physical and mental. A large percentage of any problems we may deem as plaguing us are self-imposed. These “problems” can potentially just disappear with the right attitude. Thing is, the perceived problem creates negativity, which worsens the perceived problem! You’re caught in a vicious circle. Cue the third-party (you…?). Armed with your forged squiggles, you need to create a path for that person to break out of the vicious circle, on to a straight road leading away from these problems. Verbalised squiggles are just as effective. A few words encouraging positivity when you’re at rock bottom can change everything. A little hope can conquer impossible situations….

Hope changes everything

Hope changes everything

About Nick Verron

Lead Ambassador for the Royal Bucks

Posted on November 7, 2015, in My blog and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 64 Comments.

  1. Good to finally see a post about you, from you, Nick! You are an inspiring young man, I’ve not long been following your mum, but read a fair few posts regarding yourself, on her blog! I look forward to reading your posts 😊

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  2. A wonderful ramble, Nick! No, really, a wonderful first post. So looking forward to reading more from you. I like what you say about ‘forged squiggles’. And it’s so true, in so many scenarios, that the perceived problem creates negativity and so makes the problem worse. Yep, going to keep some forges squiggles – such as the quotes you use – by my side!

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  3. Definitely Nick, your time is precious and helping others should be first before blogging. Looking forward to reading anything you post, however short. You have inspirational words to share ! Have a lovely weekend! 🍂🍁🍂 Chryssa

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  4. Reblogged this on Daily Echo and commented:
    My son… introducing himself…

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  5. Reblogged this on Richard Ankers and commented:
    If you don’t already know Nick, you need to 🙂

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  6. Reblogged this on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog and commented:
    NEW BLOGGER IN THE JUNGLE – But many of you already know him 😀
    Call over and introduce yourselves to NICK 😀

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  7. So much more power to your elbow, Nick. Cannot wait to see what you do next…

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  8. Reblogged this on My train of thoughts on… and commented:
    Dear friends, perseverance finally has a name and a face: Meet Nick!

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  9. You are the personification of hope, Nick. I look forward to hearing more about what you’re doing. As you get into blogging, you might want to think about writing a book about your experience. It’s a wonderful story and would be a great way to get your message out there. So what’s next?

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    • You know, many people have made that selfsame suggestion. It would mean however, reliving very dark times in my life. The attack and its consequences were minor in comparison to what was to lie ahead. But I may do it yet! I just need to let the most recent wounds heal.

      What’s next? Who knows exactly what. It will definitely involve helping people, how I am going to do that is yet to be determined. There are so many ways, it’s a bit daunting to be honest. But I revel in a challenge!

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  10. Welcome to the blogosphere, Nick! I can already tell your blog will be one of those that I can’t wait to read. Don’t worry about how regularly you can write! Most of my favourite bloggers only share when they feel they really have something to say. These are often the best! Looking forward to reading about your journey. ♥

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  11. Such a pleasure to meet you, Nick.

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  12. Welcome Nick and great to see you here with your own blog.. anytime that you are posting about your activities @sgc58 me on Twitter and will pass it along.. Enjoy and good to have you in the community.. give your mum another hug.. she is awesome too.

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  13. Welcome appreciatively received! To be honest, I think I could write all day. I have a million and one things to say, but not enough time to say them. Looking forward very much to being able to share what I have time to write 🙂

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  14. So very proud of you!! Go for it!

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  15. A fine start to what, I’m sure, will be an excellent blog.

    Keep up the good work, Nick!

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  16. I’ve replied and deleted 3 times – because it just all became blog-length and really need to blog in my own space – LOL – BUT, already have on my list ‘ do blog to introduce my followers to Nick’s blog” AND Another Blog to say why I love it here, in the WordPress community, (yet again) – so will be good – 🙂

    But yes! you have walked a road that has destroyed many – you came out the other side with an urge to help and inspire others, rather than retreat from a cruel world – that is to be commended, because many don’t survive the ‘traumas’ that come to visit them – trauma’s cannot be compared on that level – I have folks who say, “I don’t know how you did it – I couldn’t have done it…” and I say, “Yes, you could have, if you knew it had to be done and you were in the best position to do it and you knew it was so important and you decided, you’d do it or die trying….” –

    So, that said – Your story is a BIGGEE – but, in my eyes, do you know what I see?

    Someone who didn’t give up – who adjusted to the new reality instead of sitting around whining about why reality changed – and you, just as you are, whenever you have time, whatever you choose to give, share or help – even in what forum you choose to share (in person, online) …

    You leave a path of hope – for others – who got blindsided, or haven’t yet, but think they are too (weak, ill, whatever) to accomplish what you did –

    There’s a saying here, which I think probably originated way back, in some old country – but what can ya do? haven’t had time to research it yet – 🙂

    “Where there’s a hen, there’s hope.”

    And whatever you do – in whatever forum you choose to share your journey, story, ideas, etc. – well – you’re leaving pathways to hope or instantly giving hope –

    So do what you’re called to do – take care of you, don’t try to do it all at once – That’s the nice thing about online community – we will be waiting for whenever you return ‘home’ from your adventures and have time to sit down by the fire and tell us all about it! 🙂 Or we’ll say, “Out slaying dragons – but it’s okay – I’ll get the scoop from one who sat by the fire with you and catch up when I return home….”

    🙂

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    • BTW – I struggled on what to write – over at my own blog – so many things to say and I finally did tight editing and trusted music to tell the story of how I see you – I link it here, only so you can quickly easily see it – but this is how I see you and your Mum and the difference you’ve both made in my life – just by living your lives, being you and sharing your journey – 🙂 https://ballybin.wordpress.com/2015/11/08/point-of-light/

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    • I did see your own blog post, but this somehow slipped under the radar! Well it does appear that you’re actually awesome! I can relate SO MUCH to what you’re saying. THIS is the sort of comment that I’m referring to. The sort that have contributed to the mentality that got me awarded and national annual award (I’ve just done a blog post about it).

      When folks say “I couldn’t do what you’ve done” my answer is little more concise, simply: “sink or swim”. Only when you’ve reached the absolute rock bottom do you think to yourself “I hate it down here, I’m not hanging around, I’m gonna do what needs to be done to escape”.

      It really helps to have found such a positive purpose to this negative act. Having a purpose to life makes so much difference! I was a successful salesman earning a high wage but didn’t feel the sense of achievement that I do now when I’m on benefits. This has made me assess what’s important to ME, rather than what society dictates is important i.e. money.

      It almost feels like I’m trying to heal the world all at once. Is not just blogging that I need to make sure not to do all once, it’s my life’s work lol. thanks very much for your brilliant comment, it literally brought tears to my eyes. Happy tears 🙂

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      • Yup! I like the ‘sink or swim’ line – but late at night when I typed, meaning I waxed on way longer than needed! LOL – Saw your post about your award – Congrats! I loved the speech you did – I like to think the human spirit in indomitable and our greatest strength – but always better when we put systems into place that support, rather than hindering it – 🙂 That said, if all systems were perfect, well, we wouldn’t get the chance to say or observe other saying, “Don’t care what you say, I’m doing THIS! Or die trying!” – LOL – Cuz often, it really is that important and not just in the health arena – 🙂

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        • I knew I must’ve missed a comment from you! Just makes me a bit worried about who else’s comments I have missed. I think people would have more time to get accustomed to the sites before they get this sort quantity of comments. I only found your comment because I manually searched for you.

          Thanks for the congratulations. Yes I am glad there are imperfections, it gives me something to strive for. I think life relies on imperfection. Imperfection can be beautiful, everybody’s imperfections are perfect for someone 🙂

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          • If you have a smarter than me phone – install the wordpress app on it and link it to your blog – that way – you get a handy, dandy notice when a new comment posts – if you don’t? no worries – just log-in and click on your top admin bar (far right, with little ‘talk’ icon) and go down through your list of notifications – AND – ignore all previous advice when you become so popular – you simply can’t keep up with it all!

            🙂 I like to think the community is supportive of, “Hey! Posting this, but comments turned off – cuz I simply can’t keep up, just now – ” 🙂 But, I could be wrong….. Fair Warning….:)

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  17. I’m glad you have your own blog now, Nick, publishing in your own words. I look forward to reading about your journey onward, whether it’s your athletic endeavors, cycling around, your home and pond or work at the hospital. It is all interesting to me! 🙂

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  18. From following your story through your Mum’s blog I’ve come to see what an exceptional young man you are Nick. I knew you had courage and I could see you’re like your Mum in so many ways. This first blog should not then have surprised me. It did though.
    Like with everything else, I thought you’d get here eventually but not this soon. I should have realised You don’t wait for the right time, you Make the right time.
    Good luck on this latest journey Nick, it will never be boring and I look forward to hearing more of your exploits.
    Hugs

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    • Thanks David! No I do not agree with wasting time, I move forward at my own pace, not one that is dictated to me. Boring this journey is not, anything but(no idea why I chose to speak like Yoda then!)

      Just wish I had more time to keep up with everybody. This is such a great bunch of people 🙂

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  19. We’ll be happy to follow your story and your adventures whenever you have a chance to blog. I agree you have many more important things to do. So inspiring and such an example of what determination and positive attitude can achieve… Be well!

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    • Thank you. These things, determination and a positive attitude, I had no idea how powerful tools they can be. They can sculpt your life which in turn influences those around you and causes ripples throughout humanity

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  20. A great post, Nick. This was the hardest one.
    I am inspired by your attitude and determination. I know the road you are on has been tough, but you’ve reached many milestones with more to come.
    Hugs to you.

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  21. A great first post, Nick. Welcome abroad the blogging coach. Blogging is very addictive and my one piece of advice is not to apologise for not posting regally on your blog. Write when you have something too write about. Don’t force a post out just for the sake of it. True bloggers are also true followers and they will still be there when you publish your next post.

    I wish you lots of luck with blogging and hope it gives you as much enjoyment as it does me.
    Best wishes,
    Hugh

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    • It certainly does Hugh! It’s so great and analysing your thoughts on a given matter and realising how much you have to say. I’ve been fermenting a great blog post that I’m so excited to write, problem is I keep having amazing things that need blogging about. I think The opposite of forcing blog posts applies to me I think in that I have too many to write! Just not enough time.

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  22. Congratulations on your first post! And I agree with you, hope is a powerful motivator!

    Onwards and upwards, Nick. This post is just one of many small steps on your journey to something great. I dont think you are the kind of person to ever give up hope.

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  23. Hi Nick it is so nice to see you here with your own Blog!!! That’s wonderful welcome to this great community! I just Featured your mom last week on my Blog YesterdayAfter and I mentioned you too! I did follow your story and I think that you are Aamazing!!! Keep up with your great work as you are a wonderful inspiration and message of hope! I Follow you now and I am looking forward to your posts and stay connected! Hugs 🙂

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  24. I’ve just commented on your mum’s blog to say that you seem to have inherited her way with words! I particularly like your thoughts on being a wordsmith 🙂 This blog is just icing on the cake of your incredible journey as a six year old so far, and obviously it’s inspiring many out there besides me, going by all the comments!
    I’d just like to say that I’m sure we’ll all understand if you don’t get a chance to keep up with everyone’s comments & blogs – it’s something which many bloggers find exhausting. You could always just do a collective ‘thank you’ post every now and again, which is what all the famous people do 😉

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    • Ha ha brilliant. I don’t think I would classify myself as famous just yet! As I have said before, I think this literary prowess is merely beginners luck. It will fizzle out shortly and soon become gobbledygook 🙂

      I will soon be doing many things towards ABI and will post about initiatives that may span the oceans and be able to universally help. Watch this space 🙂

      Lots of people have told me how I’ve been inspiring them, and beginning to come around so that maybe there’s something to this. Especially as I just won the national UKABIF ‘Stephen McAleese award for inspiration by a person in the field of ABI ‘

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      • Fantastic news on the award, well-deserved! And I don’t think it’s beginner’s luck at all – but if you ever feel later down the track like you’re running out of ideas, or things are dropping off, remember it doesn’t matter. You just keep on paddling away and then you find that someone has come across your blog at just the right time to inspire them!

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  25. Happy to join others to say I am happy to be on your site especially to know you and to be reading the nice things you are writing.

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