Life isn’t always straight forward. A bit of a cliche I know, but it’s so true!6 years ago I sat in pain with 2 broken legs, recovering from 2 major surgeries 8 weeks apart. I was facing a future filled with so many “unknown” elements.At that moment, “Life isn’t straight forward”, is what came to … Continue reading Living In Limbo
Driving “Miss Sam”
For two years, before medically retiring, I was still holding out hope of being able to return to work eventually, despite being on Income Protection and battling one health hurdle after the other. The realist in me knew I was facing a very different life, as I began to lose my ability to walk any … Continue reading Driving “Miss Sam”
Excited, Exhausted and Emotional
I always knew releasing a book would be exciting but, in my naivety, I never expected it to be so exhausting and so emotional! I received my author copies of my book in the mail on Sunday. What a moment. I'm not even sure I can find the words to express the array of emotions … Continue reading Excited, Exhausted and Emotional
Reflecting on Resilience and Becoming an Author
Without resilience there is no way I would be coping today, both with the horrors of my health and the wonders of my new writing career.
Self Talk….”It’ll Do” And Other Chronic Illness Chat Lines
It’ll do”“It’s good enough”“You’re doing so well”” Good job”“Time to rest”“Not going to happen today”“Maybe tomorrow”In my previous life, by which I mean life before chronic illness, I always had a whole range of “self talk” language helping me achieve my goals.They were all positive, affirmative statements like;“you can do it, you’ve got this, keep … Continue reading Self Talk….”It’ll Do” And Other Chronic Illness Chat Lines
Sailing Through Storms
I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning how to sail my ship.Louisa May Alcott (Author of “Little Women”) I always think we have a choice when faced with “storms of life”.We can bunker down and wait for the storm to pass, or we can continue to live, albeit with impediments, and find a way … Continue reading Sailing Through Storms
Just Because It’s Over, Doesn’t Mean It’s Over
What a week! Parts of Australia, in South East Queensland and New South Wales, are experiencing catastrophic flooding. It's due to an extreme, unpredictable weather system we are calling a "rain bomb". One reporter said the rain was of "biblical" proportion and I have to agree. I was lying in bed listening to it's intensity … Continue reading Just Because It’s Over, Doesn’t Mean It’s Over
Stones or Balloons?
Ok, the title of this blog post is probably more confusing than it is enlightening. Let's go for "intriguing" and hopefully together we will unpack it's hidden treasures. I was listening to a sermon on Sunday morning and the preacher made an interesting comment, causing me to listen a little more intently than I had … Continue reading Stones or Balloons?
Body Image….A Love Hate Relationship
Everyone wants to present the best version of themselves. We all have an image of how we’d like to look and often the image in our mind, falls short of the reality we see in the mirror.Of course some mirrors give a very distorted view. I have in my home what I call “naughty and … Continue reading Body Image….A Love Hate Relationship
A Holiday At Home – My Very Own Bed and Breakfast
You know the feeling of needing a holiday. Time away from your own life realities, if even for a few days. You are probably exhausted from work, life events, health issues, end of year fatigue and numerous other reasons. My list of reasons for needing a holiday is not short! A Year To Forget 2021 … Continue reading A Holiday At Home – My Very Own Bed and Breakfast