I began writing on this site a couple of years ago. I was a pensioner in my 60s hoping to reach out to those in need & share my happiness. Since then things have changed significantly & my life has gone from strength to strength.
From those tentative early blogs I have discovered a side to me that I didn’t know existed.
I knew that I had inner strength. I’d needed it to cope with a stressful life. I’d been agoraphobic for nearly 17 years, during which time I suffered a small stroke which left me with slight brain damage, eyesight problems and disabling fibromyalgia. This was made worse by being married to a non functioning alcoholic. With my family in tatters, my life fell apart until at the age of 60 I finally took control. I divorced, moved area & began again with no support.
Those times were tough but taught me resilience.
I discovered that far from being useless, I was actually very capable at a great many things.
I began to find out who I actually was – Me, not wife, Mum, Sister or grandmother – I was a person in my own right.
It was uplifting and liberating and I admit to loving every single moment of my new found independence.

Since those early discoveries I have found another side to my character. I am adventurous, strong and passionate about peoples’ rights.

I have become a member of the Lions’ club International ( a service organisation that aims to give aid wherever it might be needed.)

I am training to be a Tai Chi for health tutor, trained as a flexercise leader, helped at a memory clinic and now work part time as a volunteer in a charity shop. Many other opportunities have come and gone as my physical health isn’t as good as I would wish, I found that by pushing myself too far I did more harm than help. However whenever one door closes, another opens. It is truly remarkable!

Writing is now a passion and I lead a free writing group in my local area which is well received. I am working on several writing projects & hope to get something published soon.

My latest addition to my portfolio being as a motivational speaker & soon to be branching out to give workshops on physical & mental wellbeing including confidence building.

I can safely say that the dark days are well and truly behind me.

Life is only as good as you make it – and I intend to lead mine to it’s full extent.
Please read on, if you wish to contact me please use the contact form. I’d love to have your feedback too.
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Let’s spread joy and positivity around the world. It’s free & yours for the taking.


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