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I have only just realised that, even though i am now 31, that this is the first time i have lived alone. Until recently i had always shared a home with parents, housemates or a variety of girlfriends. As someone who loves the company of others, i find it remarkable that i enjoy the solitude of my own place so much. It means that i am able to work a lot more on my writing without the interference of family or worklife. As a result, my attempt at writing a novel in 30 days for NiNoWriMo is actually on track!

I’m not saying what i’ve written so far is good by anyone’s standard. But it is being written and for me that is a huge step on my road to recovery. Every year I promise myself I will attempt this project and every year i give up after one or two days. Living on my own has given me the freedom to dispose of the lifestyle I had become used to and create a new lifestyle where I can work, write, have a social life and spend quality time with my children.

As you know, I tend to try to put a positive spin on all the rubbish life throws at me. This time itĀ feels different. This is more than looking at the brighter side, this is being locked in a darkened room and smashing a hole in the wall to allow the light through!

If opportunity fails to knock, build a door.

Hello Everybody,

First, an apology. When I started this blog I intended it to be a weekly record on how a positive attitude can influence a positive effect on life. For a long time it worked well for me. However, due to unforeseen financial reasons, I found myself falling into depression again. It just seemed to me that no matter how hard I tried, I always seemed to fall short of money at the end of the week. As a result I was unable to continue with my driving lessons and have missed my deadline of being a qualified driver by August. The shitty weather hasn’t helped lift my mood either. So you see, I’ve fallen off my own cycle of change. What to do? Simple, I just got back on it!

Yes, I am sorry that I have not been keeping weekly updates but it felt wrong to be writing a blog about positive mental attitude when positivity was in short supply. I had let myself down and worse, I’ve let you, dear reader, down.

Anyway, I have sorted out my finances and put my driving dream on hold. Onwards and upwards as they say! Maybe I just bit off more than I could chew. I’m going to use a strange analogy about myself but it just seems right.

” My life is like a natural water spring, bursting forth from the ground. As it travels downhill it encounters many obstacles, determined to block its path to the sea. The obstacles may slow it down but eventually the water WILL reach the sea.”

Things will happen to me which cause my life plan to stagnate, but eventually I’ll get there in the end. Anyway, I’m enjoying the journey. I’m glad you are still joining me on it. Your company is truly appreciated!