I have been pretty absent round here recently. Stuff in my life was making me unhappy and impinging on everything.
But thanks to the repeated advice of others I am slowly realising that although I can’t do anything about these things, I can choose how to react to them. I don’t have to get drawn into a spiral of negative nonsense. I don’t have to let them diminish me. I can still be me and most importantly I have choices. I can make a new present and a new future for me.
So this is what I am doing. There is a lot that is great in my life, and I am now appreciating it.
While swimming at Shingle Street yesterday in the clear, glass-green water I felt not only like a total mermaid, but also that I was swimming back to me, a me who got a bit squashed down.
Walking my dogs round the local fields, at the beginning and end of the day, exhausted and dirty I feel the sunlight on me and I know I have the strength.
Eating the most divine peaches, I realise I am actually quite lucky and I have the resilience and abilities to make dreams come true.
I am strong and competent; I will survive and flourish whatever happens and however long it takes.
This is my latest book that was published a few weeks ago
And this is a plug that I unwired, squeezed behind the food truck counter and then rewired in the new place. I now have a working sandwich maker. This might not sound like a big deal but I am rather fearful of the electricity pixies. I was told it was impossible, but my Dad had taught me how to do it, so I did it
Meanwhile I have a backlog of chick news, recipes, and photos from the polytunnel of dreams to share ….
Oh, and I cut my hair – new, new times …. wanna see?