Claire and Cherry Pie

Tag Archive: reflecting

Friendships through chronic illness

From the moment we are born, interactions that we have and friendships that we make help shape the people we become. It's not just the positive things but the negative and adverse as well and the more life experience we have the more rounded a person we become. By life experience I don't necessarily mean going out and seeing the world, but having experiences that are diverse, that change the way you view things and open your eyes, things that help you really know who you are as a person and how you see the world around you.

New year = fresh slate

Oh hai 2016, welcome! I am very pleased to meet you. I love the promise of a new year, it's like a fresh start, a physical line drawn between one time and another where everything that happened over the previous 365 days can magically (theoretically) be forgotten, if you so wish. Last year was tough, I'm not going to lie and my blog posts became few and few between. But it also had some very high points sprinkled through that toughness to break it up a bit, a bit of glitter in the pile of poo that was 2015.

Living Library

I love books - a good book can transport you to a different place or teach you something you want to know. I used to be a book addict, I devoured them in their hundreds and always wanted more. Books help exercise the imagination and stimulate a hunger for knowledge. I could never get enough, but I guess that's the thing with living with chronic illness and having an insatiable appetite for adventure - you have to live vicariously through the tales of others.

Tea for one

I ordered a teapot from T2 on Tuesday and it arrived today, two days later. It's a very special teapot and not just because it is so very pretty.

This week I finally logged in to the AHPRA website and clicked the little boxes to opt not to renew my nursing registration. It was time. I knew it was time, I had accepted it. Or at least I thought I had. As I stared at the first page, the page where it says 'renew registration' or 'opt not to renew' I had a bit of a freakout.