Winning Ways

It’s been a great week. I’m still celebrating my birthday – in my head anyway! My friend took me for lunch at the Coach House Hotel in Ballymote yesterday and I skipped the main course and went straight to the dessert with mini doughnuts and melted Nutella – yum!

I’ve bitten the bullet and booked my trip to Krakow, I got a one for all voucher for Christmas and it’s paid for my trip. I honestly can’t wait, I’ve wanted to go for ages so I’m busy planning my few days there.

I have to say I feel absolutely fantastic at the moment, if this is 50 I love it. I know a lot of it is my change of attitude, I’ve learned so much about myself over the last year. Recently instead of reacting to things I normally would have I take a pause and look at the issue from a different angle. It’s hard to explain it but it’s like looking at things from an outsiders point of view. It’s stopped me acting like a child as I previously did and I behave far more rationally.

Last night I went to a pub quiz in our village and I loved it! It really was great fun and that was before the team I was in won! I never knew I was so knowledgeable about fast-food logos and James Bond theme tunes – sad but true!! On the other hand I know nothing about American presidents – that might be a good thing šŸ˜‰ Not only did we win the quiz (ā‚¬33 each – that’s for the Krakow spending money) I also won a raffle prize!! What a great night.

I’ve decided I can’t keep doing all I’m doing at the moment. It’s like juggling a lot of balls and I know when I get tired I get stressed so the dancing and the singing are gone. I’m not the person I was when I was younger, I thought I really wanted to be dancing again but it’s not the same as it was. Of course it could never be the same but it’s not even slightly similar so it’s time to finish it. Even that in itself is a big step. I’m going to stick to the writing and drawing plus the drama classes have started again for ten weeks, it’s with the director of the youth theatre and he’s brilliant.

This week I’ve had some lovely messages to the blog and in fact a man came up to me today to thank me for it. I love moments like that, it’s nice to know that it gives people hope. There’s always a light at the end of the tunnel, even if you can’t always see it.

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  1. You’ll still get a dance in šŸ™‚ . I thought I was way past it, but I danced all through the set of a band I saw in Dublin last night. They were infectious though, dance was the only way.

    Writing, drawing, drama … reads like a perfect life to me. I was once all three but the drawing and painting faded away. I think gardening and kitchen took over.

    Krakov on my list too. Good one, what an dventure!

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