The last month ‘hiding under the doona’ has had its benefits. There’s a time and season for everything. Learning as much as I can about the diagnosis I was given. It’s certainly explained many of my behaviours and relationships over the years.
I spent some time away from the shop. Visiting the beautiful Eyre Peninsula. Sitting beside the sea, alone and small in nature. Listening to waves, wind and the call of birds.
As a swim instructor and lifeguard I taught children that when in trouble in the water to..
It’s also good advice in life.
Learning to float can be scary, it takes a lot of trust and faith. We start the skill early in the pool and it’s not a skill that comes naturally to babies, many are reluctant to lie on their backs and trust the parent, instructor and the water to support them.
I’m very much fighting and struggling to have faith and trust in the people, the universe and myself. Acceptance for me is like learning to float. It’s a skill I need to develop over time with gentleness and patience.