When your being is not so well…

It was around this time last year when my mental health was really beginning to take a downward turn. Having gone through the ordeal of a brain tumour diagnosis, haemorrhage and life-changing surgery, I had put much of what I had been feeling to the back of my mind in order to try and focus […]

When plans have to change…

It often appears that no goal is ever possible without meeting with a ton of obstacles and challenges along the way. I’ve read about many people who’ve had a dream, but whose plans were thrown into chaos. It seems to me that adopting a positive attitude toward failed plans is an important quality; successful people […]

When life gives you lemons… or a pandemic!

It’s been a while since I’ve been able to share my thoughts in this blog. I was hoping to recount my experiences in order, but feel this is a good time to drop in a random post, which actually calls on a lot of my previous experiences. So I guess these coping mechanisms have become […]

Reach for the skies…

14th October 2019… It was a wet, windy, cloudy morning after the night that Storm Callum had battered parts of the UK. As we travelled north on the motorway, there were plenty of flooded fields to be seen, but no nerves. There was no way that this would go ahead in this weather. I had […]

The “Other” Diagnosis

Those first few weeks were a mix of doing whatever I could do work on my balance, and sleeping. I was still very much reliant on others, as I my vision wasn’t recovered enough to drive, and mum was still coming round to help with housework and cooking. It was about 3 weeks after my […]

Dream Believe Achieve

Whilst the rest of the country was watching Harry and Megan’s royal wedding, I was sat in the treatment room of our local hospital having my stitches and staples removed. I thought that it might have been painful, but actually having a head that was half numb on this occasion had its benefits. Having the […]

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