It’s been a while hasn’t it dear readers?
There is an adage in business that outlines three kinds of services – good, cheap and Fast. But you can only have two. Good and cheap means it won’t be Fast. Good and Fast means it won’t be cheap. Cheap and Fast means it won’t be good.
This hasn’t been Fast, and no one would ever say I’m cheap so I hope that means it’s good!
I hope this year has been kind to you. I’ve had a Fascinating year.
Through a serendipitous series of Fortunate events, I Found my birth Father. It was enlightening on so many levels and thankfully, what could have been an uncomfortable experience has provided an opportunity to discover my hitherto unknown heritage. It continues to deliver some interesting moments. Reflecting back now, I realise how Fortunate I was to be raised by my maternal grandparents. It wasn’t perfect; show me a Family that claims to be and I’ll show you a bunch of liars. But I made the most of the situation and through that love and support and my own hard yards, landed on my Feet.
It was a year in which I recognised my true worth as a human being and, putting my own needs First, I Finally said Farewell to some toxic people and their behaviours. This journey has been painful and not without some casualties along the way. I’ve deliberately put some distance between me and these people. Some people reading this will no doubt wonder if I mean them and yes I probably do.
Fear not, this has nothing to do with you (it never does) and everything to do with me. When you put yourself First, you recognise what is doing you harm and, just like an allergy to Fish, you avoid the things and people that make you Feel low.
My Fierce eldest daughter had her First baby, another strong Female. The wonder I Feel as those tiny Fingers grasp mine leaves me breathless. My Fine son in law is an example of patience and kindness and my heart swells as I see this little Family growing in love.
My Fiesty second daughter discovered the joy of love with a kind generous man who has rapidly become an essential part of our Family.
I love these people with every Fibre of my being.
Once a year, a group of women I went to school with get together. I’ve known some of these Femmes Fantastique since I was 4 years of age. One of them said to me, “I was Fifty Fucking Five this year – can you believe it??”
Yes I can and isn’t it Fabulous!!!
I approach that magical number next year and I can’t wait. I’m in the prime of my life and every day is a blessing. I try to live life through a lens of Love not Fear and, although there are missteps along the way, I am eternally grateful that I am still here. I love my Friends as the Family I have chosen and look Forward to growing old disgracefully with them.
And with that dear readers, I bid you a Final Farewell as I close this blog, leave Facebook and move on to other creative pastimes. I am truly happy to have shared my ramblings with you and that you have read with openness and appreciation.
I hope it was worth the wait!