I love words and phrases. I love words that make sounds; onomatopoeic words. Words that conjure up emotions. Words that inspire your imagination. I love to read and discover new words and build my vocabulary. In partnership with reading, I love to write. It’s a wonderful way to leave the hustle and bustle of a busy life. It’s meditative and ever so calming. When I write I feel my heart rate drop … in fact, I can feel it slowing down this very moment. It fires up my ;endorphins and I just feel so happy. For me, writing is a joyful activity. When I am working on my current novel; I am transported to a new world. As I step inside my character’s skin and live in her world I gain such pleasure. I feel so honoured and blessed to be able to do this and to love doing it. My imagination is enlivened. Think lots of colour and music! Every time I write I am developing my craft and my skill each and every time. Writing is my mojo.
I have found a new best friend. She was always trying to get me to pay attention to her and to encourage me to spend a good amount of quality time with her. But I neglected her for years, thinking I didn’t need her. feeling that she had the potential to stop me from doing the things I loved and in achieving my goals. She was always there for me when I could give her some of my limited time and she took what she could graciously. Some moments when we parted it was brutal and hard but I use to push through. I always thought she would be there. Until she wasn’t. Her name was Sleep.
O sleep, O gentle sleep,’ I thought gratefully, ‘Nature’s soft nurse!’ Elizabeth Kenny
I was always a great sleeper. I use to brag with pride that I could function on five hours, sometimes with less of sleep. My husband would be in awe. I was invincible. I could manage everything. I was an efficient multi-tasker juggling a number of projects at one time. I maintained this for a couple of decades. Until everything came crashing down.
If you follow my Blog you will soon realise that I always allocate a visual to my blogs and my posts all thanks to my best friend Shutterstock. I thought about going with the quintessential one that we all know; you know the one? The one with a woman looking hot and fanning herself in a sad attempt to keep cool. Now don’t get me wrong, that’s exactly what it can feel like. But I decided to go a more positive way to visualise that Menopause, or the Big M as I like to call it in polite company, doesn’t have to be or isn’t always that bad. I am writing this blog in the hope that it can help, and inform other women out there who are about to embark or who are already on the journey within this major hormonal milestone in a woman’s life.
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