- I'm a 45 year old mother of 3 boys. I live in a beautiful old house that needs a lot of TLC with my youngest son and 2 dogs. I am working hard at keeping myself healthy and fit by working out and doing a spot of running. I'm a creative person and am passionate about keeping traditional skills alive. I cook, knit, bake, garden, preserve, read, write and am now learning to spin and quilt. Oh and I sometimes swear.....
Monday, May 23, 2011
The final curtain
This is it. The final post, the last curtain call. Whatever you want to call it. It's been 8 months of a rollercoaster ride and I've decided it's come to an end. The original intention was to document the stuff going on in my life in the hope that it may help someone else find their way through a similar situation and that I could look back and see how far I'd come. Boy, how far have I come!!!
I'm not sure how much I want to say other than when I set out I was so damned naive. And maybe those reading it knew I had so much to get through. If I'd known then what I know now, I don't think I would have started writing it all down.
So what have I learned? What do I want to pass on to anyone who might find themselves in the same position?
I've learned what true friendship means. Cliqued maybe, but I know who my true friends are. I've lost a couple along the way but there are many who have stepped up above and beyond the conventional norms of friendship. Kind words and simple actions mean so much to me and I thank every one of you who has taken the time to phone, text, email, turn up on my doorstep or leave me a message. Put simply, I am still here because you cared.
I believed that life/God/the universe would give me what I needed/deserved. Wow, I must have been a very good girl in a previous life! I truly wasn't looking for it and I kissed a few frogs along the way but I found someone who really gets me. My soulmate. I haven't said much about him publicly but there are a few of you who know the gory details ;-)
And I found my exercise thing! Ok, the fucking whooping cough got in the way but triathlon training really suits me. I love it. I will complete a triathlon this year, I'm just not gonna make too public.
So this is it. Thanks for your support, the laughs, the advice, everything. I'm still on FB so anyone who wants to know what I'm doing can be my friend there. I'm still on the CL forum. But I'm taking a step back from the ultra scene. You know why. But my WHW family will always be in my heart.
My life is good and will keep on getting better.
So, what else to say? Nothing except love to you all.