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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.

Ali xxxxxxxxx

25 comments:

Peter Duggan said...

Encore, encore!

P X

Davie said...

see ya on Facebook!

John Kynaston said...

Well done Ali.

I've enjoyed following your progress and will continue to do so!

allybea said...

Aww, thanks guys. Each of you has been a good friend to me in different ways. Love to you all xxx

Debs M-C said...

Draw a line through this blog and start up an Ali the Triathlete blog? Hunners of love xx

Jane said...

I'll miss your blog Ali - but I'm so happy to read the reasons why you're stopping. I'll always be grateful for the help,advice and kind words you've offered me - especially when you were going through such a lot of trauma in your own life. Still hope we can meet for that coffee one of these days! xx

allybea said...

I want everyone to know that Debs is 100% responsible for me finding true happiness. Honey, I'll be your WHW back up for life xxx

Jane, you are so kind. I'll FB message you. We must meet up for coffee soon xxx

Anonymous said...

I like Deb's idea! But I understand why you want to stop this one. You've been a real inspiration to me this last year and I'm so glad you're so happy now. Lots of love Caroline xxx

allybea said...

Caroline, you are the inspirational one!!!!

Hmmm, a blog called Ali Tris???

Andy Kerr said...

Well done Ali, happy you're ready to move on. Always happy to read your blog but understand an end to it.

Best of luck!

Andy

Andy Cole said...

Always followed your blog but glad you don't need it any more. Take care, Andy.

Vicky said...

Glad to hear you're in a happy place :-)

Clodhopper said...

I'll miss your posts too Ali but I'm really glad things are working out for you. xxx

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