...yes, I know, the tough gets going. I never really gave this much thought except for the last couple of days. I've been enjoying my blogging break but as you may know, it would've been my Mum's 81st birthday last Friday and as I was remembering her, it dawned on me that both Mum and Nanna lost their husbands 20 years before they eventually passed away. Twenty years on their own. No doubt they would've grieved but not once did I ever see it. My paternal grandmother was on her own from her early 20's until her early 90's, escaping a worn torn country with two children in tow. Life went on. When the going got tough, they just got on with life. I've taken a lot of inspiration from them all.
I'm taking all the advice on board from experts to work through stressful and sad situations. I'm booked into a health retreat for the day in a couple week's time, am learning meditation and yoga and will get back to the gym as well as trying out some new recipes.
What I'm also finding is that I'm missing blogging and my blogging friends. I didn't realise how much I relied on those virtual hugs and messages of support. I have a lot of real life friends asking me how I'm going but I miss my virtual friends too.
I'm not going to put myself under any pressure by trying to post every day. There's heaps of things I want to do and share them with you. I'd like to get the Thriving on Thursday party back because with Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas coming up, I'm sure there's heaps of wonderful ideas out there that are just dying to be shared.
I thank each and every one of you for sticking around. I hope you'll find some inspiration here on the blog. I hope to share some of my relaxation techniques with you and words of inspiration which have kept me going.
And as Billy Ocean said so well, here's a little song to get you going.