Snow, rain, more snow, no snow, so much weather talk. Work, teamwork, housework, homework. Stress in myriad forms. GSCE revision, bullying, parenting, ageing. Considering the reality of impending menopause and what that means, questioning mental acuity; keeping emotions in check;
The balloons still litter the floor, an ostentatious carpet of celebration. The helium struggles to keep the ‘1’ and the ‘8’ bobbing hopefully, a memory of a perfect day. Helen can’t bring herself to clear them. Every day she notes
Don’t let four fool you with his desperate truths, Trust not his whispers, fuelled by darkness and shame, Lie still, Eyes scanning the shadows, and wait for Seven’s sense.
Choose now. Choose action. Choose love, loyalty and friendship. Choose to say what you mean and choose to mean what you say. Choose to fight. Choose them, choose us. Choose the right to disagree without being a dick, and if
Our children mirror our best And our worst. We reflect in their glories Adjust focus when they fail Through this lens we learn the whys of who we are See the reasons we chose the paths we trod
I’ve been 45 for a little while now. Long enough to fully digest the fact. Not long enough to accept that I’m staring into the abyss that is my late forties and beyond, and all that entails. I had planned