Well It's my birthday. A very quiet one for me this year. Unlike a few years ago!
Tinniegirl is not home tonight as she is looking after her mumsy who has had a day procedure today, so I am alone. It has not been bad, I have been on the phone for about 2 hours fielding birthday calls, which has been lovely.
I think birthdays can be interesting times. Another year over, unknown adventures ahead. It's a time to choose whether you think back on what has been or look to what might be. This year for me, I am doing a bit of both. I have chronic fatigue syndrome, and this has been a watershed year for me in terms of my health. Earlier this year, I was becoming increasingly desperate trying to manage my illness. I was lucky enough to come across a fantastic man who I believe saved my life, my relationship and my job. The rehab program that I have undertaken since April this year has changed my life! Last week I rode my bike to work and then home again. It was something that I could not have even thought about doing 6 months ago. I can look back with pride to see how far I have come in a short time.
I look forward as well to a future. I could not see a way forward 6 months ago, now I can again begin to realise my dreams. I will return to study next year, and get on with completing my PhD. I will be returning to playing guitar with Concordia, I am able to consider travelling again, and really I will be able to achieve whatever I choose. This is a great year.
Happy Birthday to me!!! Here's to many more!