I paused last night to question myself, how it can be that I still feel like life is rushing by when I've made so many changes to it specifically designed to allay this feeling. How can the days seem so busy when I no longer work full-time? And they seemed so long when I did. For a long … Continue reading Work with it
I've just returned from a warm getaway to an icy cold house in winter and it's left me feeling annoyed. I did this a month or so ago and was left with a nicer feeling that I'm trying to tap into now. Perhaps this time it's just a much colder return? Perhaps winter has just … Continue reading Now
...but there is an 'M' and an 'E'... was always my response when people threw this hackneyed phrase at me in some training session. Not because I didn't believe in working in teams, but just to make light of the laziness of using a saying to try to give emphasis to an agenda. When I left … Continue reading There’s no I in TEAM…
One bit of advice you will receive when dealing with a chronic illness is to 'get your life how you want it'. I first wrote about this idea here https://strangelabel.wordpress.com/2016/01/14/phraseology/ but only in brief because I hadn't tackled it yet. And here's the thing... it's not easy. It sounds easy. It sounds wonderful. But what I've discovered … Continue reading Get your life how you want it
To clarify, I have not been told I'm dying, not anymore so than any of the rest of us, and for that I am of course thankful. My 4 year old recently asked me how old are we when we die? These are common questions from her, along with were there houses at the start of … Continue reading My psychologist says I have to think about death
The last 2 weeks have been a new hell. A sinus infection raged out of control for at least a week. I couldn't sleep well at night, the pain in my forehead, my jaw and seemingly my teeth waking me up. The ache in my right ear every time I swallowed. The stuff I was blowing … Continue reading The Beach
I was having a bit of a re-read over my blog this morning at 5am, as you do when you have a pounding sinus headache that won't let you sleep... just on that, I have a cold. I have a cold. I haven't had a cold since I started this whole journey 18 months ago. … Continue reading I have a cold
Stress. I've always thought of it as something business-men get (yes the men was intentional there). I imagine white collars with ties pulled down from the neck, sweating, waving papers about. That's stress. People have thrown about the term 'stressed out' for years. Tired and emotional was always a euphemism for drunk and 'suffering from … Continue reading If this is de-stressing, why does it feel so uncomfortable?
Two phrases have stuck with me recently. #1. Get your life how you want it I watched a 5 minute doco tonight on the 7:30 Report featuring a farmer who when drought forced him to lease his property, started creating sculptures from spanners. Yes, that's right, spanners. And they are quite beautiful. Here's a link to check … Continue reading Phraseology
I don't even know what the Types are, but perhaps Type A might be characterised by the obsessive googling I do in search of answers for questions, such as 'what is a Type A personality?' And surely, the dudes behind this theory never thought it'd get picked up so widely did they, otherwise I'm sure … Continue reading Am I a Type A?