Showing posts from May, 2021

263 days until Antarctica - "I Am Woman" Helen Reddy

  Approximately 4 minutes reading time  “She stood in the storm, and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails.” Elizabeth Edwards AMERICAN ATTORNEY, AUTHOR   It’s been a good week. Finally the dark veil of sadness and despair has lifted. Once again, I bask in sunlight. The great news is that I went to my Specialist this week and my blood tests confirmed that the medications, the Methotrexate and Prednisone have been wreaking havoc with my hormones. Compounded with the aftermath of the Cyclophosphamide my hormones have taken the greatest hit. This is why I have been living in an emotional black hole. This is why emotionally everything was getting harder. I am so glad that this has been explained. I’m okay and I’m going to be fine. Given everything I’ve been through since late 2019 and the fact that I am rebuilding my life, I have decided that it is time to do something that I’ve always wanted, join the political race. I have registered to run a

270 days until Antarctica - "With My Own Two Hands" Ben Harper

 Approximately 5 minutes reading time “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” Mark Twain   What a crazy week. Some great things happened this week.    I’m currently working towards lining up my ducks, one at a time. My aim is to achieve my goals. This is a painstakingly slow process and incredibly frustrating. Every day I am one small step closer to achieving my goals. Slowly, I am progressing. My house finally went into the construction phase. Finally, only took a year. Now I must wait another twenty days for the build to actually start. I hope that it is a fast build. I don’t want to end up homeless. From my first conversation with Masterton staff and throughout this process they have said that they would look after me and push the build through quickly as I am a Bushfire Victim/Survivor and this is a Bushfire Build. Ba-Humbug! They have done nothing of the sort. Their incompetent, lazy staff and processes have dragged this process

277 Days to Antarctica - "Live It Up" Mental As Anything

    Approximately 10minutes reading time   “We delight in the beauty of the Butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty. ” Maya Angelou    I heard "Live It Up" on my drive home a little earlier and I remembered how much I love Australian Music. Listening to Greedy Smith singing this song made me realise that my sadness is lifting. Last week my sister told my brother-in-law that I looked broken. That is how I felt, although not completely. My friend came to see me and said that I looked great but sad. Another friend said "it's not your normal face". Another friend said that I looked tired. "Hey there you with the sad face, come up to my place and live it up" sang Greedy through the radio. That is who I have been lately but not who I am. I have been living it up although it might be time to turn the dial up higher again so that I do not stagnate. Thank you Mental As Anything. I remembered meeting Reg Momb