This past decade has been very eventful… I filed for divorce, lost all my hair, visited the Victorian High Country, Broome, Melbourne, Sydney, Queensland, left a well paying job in Adelaide to move to the Southern Flinders Ranges, renovated my tiny cottage (with the help of my parents and my baby girl), moved to the Fleurieu Peninsula for 6 months (to make a clean break from a man who I loved very much but couldn’t live across the road from), moved back to Laura, completed a Cert 3 in Aged Care, started a Diploma of Nursing, dated a few blokes, said goodbye to two beautiful dogs, bought and sold a few cars, met some amazing people, met some right duds of human beings and generally did whatever the hell I wanted.
I’ve had a few people tell me recently that I’m a strong person. I don’t see myself that way… but I have learnt how to protect myself so I don’t end up rocking in the corner. Having said that, there have been a few times during the past decade that I have cried myself to sleep wishing I didn’t have to work so hard to fulfil my dreams… some days I’ve just wanted to become a dole bludger and drink beer all day.
When I lost the favourite aspect of my femininity I didn’t think I’d cope with life’s challenges anymore but the funny thing is, losing my hair made me realise I can do whatever I want and I don’t have to put up with anyone’s shit anymore. Losing my hair made me see that life is WAY too short to stay in bad relationships, WAY too short to associate with halfwits, WAY too short to waste time on anything that leaves you shaking your head in disbelief!
I’m excited to see what this new decade has in store… I look forward to meeting more interesting humans and beautiful dogs, I look forward to graduating as an Enrolled Nurse and using those skills in remote areas of our beautiful country, I look forward to seeing the changes that take place in my kids lives, I look forward to every precious minute I get with my parents while they still have their dingbats, I look forward to finally meeting Bruce Willis and him realising that I am the woman he’s been looking for his entire life! Yippee-ki-yay MF’s!! 🙂