Apr 15 2011
In the last 15 months, I’ve gone through a horrible break-up, lost a job, had a string of medical issues, suffered depression, had a string of personal shocks and most recently, I’ve been robbed. The fact that I’m still standing is a mystery to me. I’m broke, I’m on the jobhunt, I need a plumber (not a euphemism) and I can’t find the paracetemol.
What’s this then?
This is my attempt to mark an end to the crapness of this last year and try to build a fresh start. Things aren’t all that bad. I have a great selection of wonderful friends – I’d be lost without Anthony and Sinead – my family are being incredibly supportive, and I’m seeing someone new, who is kind, funny and mad about me (what more could I ask?).
I’ve also joined a musical society. We recently staged Jesus Christ Superstar in The Pavilion Theatre in Dun Laoghaire. The cast is really close and I love all of them. Over the past few months, between rehearsals, nights out and the show itself, they have been a well needed distraction from real life’s woes.
I’m embracing the positives (and no, I’m not reading any self-help novels). I’m going to try focus on the good things and look forward instead of constantly moping and moaning about the things that are in the past and can’t be changed.
Here’s to a fresh start, a fresh outlook and a fresh attitude to life.