Warning for my readers: From time to time there will be whining on this blog, times when I need to express my feelings about the bad days when I feel low, hopeless even. I make no apologies for this.
It has always annoyed me when I have gone in search of motivation for other recoveries, too many so-called ‘motivational speakers’, fall back on the ‘Just Do It’ mentality when things get challenging, telling people to harden up and push through it. I know from experience that when I’m looking for motivation to help me through difficulty, I want to know the how of it. Just telling me to work hard and just do it doesn’t give me anything to work with; this isn’t an ad, this is real life.
Sometimes good people behave badly and sometimes bad things happen to good people. There isn’t always someone to blame, sometimes you just have to accept what you get and make the most of it, the best way you can. Seeking wisdom from those whom have gone before is a natural instinct. Please bear with me as I navigate the very real ups and downs that accompany recovery from a serious operation and the impacts it has on me, my family, my mental and physical wellbeing and my capacity for grace and humour.
9 June 2014