That last entry was a bit miserable and negative, wasn’t it. And I really dislike maudlin, miserable, self-pitying people. So here is a list of things I have done:
- I have abseiled off the top of the local college for charity, even though am petrified of heights
- I have survived a less-than-ideal, 10-and-a-half hour premature labour.
- I have survived a year as a single mother, and even done quite a good job at it!
- I have breastfed S for a year. While I don’t really see this as an achievement (it’s the lazy option for me), others seem to.
- I have decorated my bathroom by myself. There’s paint in a lot of places other than the walls, but it’s mine, and I did it myself, and I’m proud of it.
- I have run a half marathon
- I have climbed a mountain
- I have survived a week of Simon Anderson Fitness Training Bootcamp. – and lost 5.5 inches in the process!
- I have started and maintained this blog
- I have survived a week with an abscess that I thought was sinusitis
- I have survived having said abscess drained, and having root canal work done, without anaesthetic (more down to my dentist than me to be fair)
- I have survived my father having a heart attack, spending 3 months in a hospital 40 miles away with a brain injury, and then dying.
- I have survived a nasty, abusive relationship with a deeply unpleasant person, and managed to walk away and stay away. (In a lot of ways, this is still a daily achievement)
- I have spent 3 days at a religious retreat at Buckfast Abbey and not gone bonkers through lack of contact with the outside world.
- I have had my neck pierced. Three times.
- I have discovered how to make the best brownies in the world. Ever.
- I have learned to accept that some days, you do the washing up instead of the vacuuming, the story time instead of tackling the washing pile.
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