I am a perfectly imperfect author, Mum to two fabulous boys & Meniere's slave. Changing the world in my own way to make it a better place for everyone.
These are MY opinions. Don't worry if you don't agree. You choose how you interpret the words. Just remember "at the end of a storm, there's a golden sky..." YNWA. Be kind, caring and compassionate.
Shortlisted 2 consecutive years for a UK Blog Award
Sunday, 14 December 2014
You can’t please everyone all of the time…
Do you know why I love books so much? Because each one of us
can read the same book and come out the end of it with a very different
perception, opinion and experience. And why do you think that is? I think it is
because of our own perception of life, our experience and our outlook on life
itself. That’s my own personal opinion. Let me know what you think.
It is like life really and I have written about this a few
times now – how our experiences in life can give us a ‘slant’, opinion or
perception of life issues. I absolutely know I am a different person than I was
twelve months ago. I am much tougher now and I think I understand life more. I
am totally amazed how many adults do not understand the difference between being
truthful and being abusive. I suppose it comes down to the contents of my blog
a couple of weeks ago – integrity, dignity and common decency. You can throw
poor education into the mix too.
It’s great to see that Twitter have improved their blocking
service this week, giving us all peace of mind whilst we are online.Caio #Twittertrolls
This week has been a bit of a nightmare because of the pressure the
stormy weather puts on my ears. Challenging! I always
know when I am about to have an episode. My head becomes really fuzzy and even
the simple tasks become difficult. I forget what I am doing and find it hard to
concentrate. This usually lasts a day but this week I had three days of it.
After the fuzziness, comes the dizziness. I consider myself one of the lucky
ones because I have only ever fallen over once and that was pre diagnosis. I
take extra care during this period but it is very unnerving. My confidence slips to an all time low and then I get really frustrated with myself, start wondering why I am even bothering! But I do because I don't want to give in to IT and I want the boys to see that, even in adversity, you can be strong enough to overcome anything. Luckily the 'dizzy day' was
yesterday (Saturday) so I stayed in with the boys. All in all I have done
pretty well this week, only physically losing two hours because I had to lay
down. The rest of the time I have muddled through and managed to get some work
I know my condition is getting worse. I am waiting for
another hearing test. Whatever the prognosis, I could be in a lot worse a
The Menieres Society’s facebook
page has kept me entertained during this time. Reading other peoples’
experiences and life stories has helped. In addition, the society has launched
an awareness campaign, the #TreeSelfie:
This is my #TreeSelfie – I hate selfies. I blame the short
arms !! (That’s my excuse anyway).
Your support would be amazing. If you also tag me on social
media and will share and RT your posts.
I was asked this week if I have made any mistakes in writing.The answer is categorically YES.BUT isn’t it better to make mistakes than not
try at all? I certainly think it is. I also know that, thanks to lots of fellow
authors and lots of other inspiring people, I am developing as an author each
time I lift up my pen. Like with any new profession, you are going to make
mistakes but you learn from them. Looking back, I would have done things
differently but I didn’t know then what I know now. That’s life, isn’t it?
The best decision I have made is to connect with other
authors through social media and other Menieres sufferers too. Both sets of
people have really helped me to develop and understand my new career path and
my life. Very often you feel alone and when people are permanently beating you
with a proverbial stick, you start to doubt yourself. It is only natural.
However, it is much easier to continue on your chosen path if you know there
are other people going through exactly the same process as yourself. Their
words of wisdom and encouragement are priceless. They have taught me that you
will receive criticism, some justified, some not so but don’t let it stop you
from achieving your dreams. You will know which criticism is given for the
right reasons and which has ulterior motives. I have learned to turn negativity
into positive energy - to be better, bolder and braver. I’m really proud the
boys have caught onto this too and it will help them through their lives. Don’t
shy away from criticism, embrace it.
I have decided to give myself a break this year. I will be
doing some writing but from the 19th December until the New Year I
am going to spend time relaxing with the boys. We have been through so much
this year and literally haven’t stopped. It’s a good time to chill and recharge
my batteries ready for the onslaught of 2015.
Have a great week everyone. I am looking forward to the schools breaking up on Friday and the church service Friday morning. Stay safe everyone x
The first three chapters of Beyond the Past are posted on my website to give
you a taster