I’m spending more time in reflection now that my parents are no longer here. I find reflection helps me continue to equate and understand why things have turned out for me in my life the way they did, up to this point.
It doesn’t help me turn back the clock and change things, but it does help me see that these issues were never mine to own. It was common for children in school to feign illness all the time to get out of sport, some children would write their own sick note, just to be excused. I had a valid reason.
I would plead with my mum for her to write me a sick note, because I couldn’t do the high jump and without the sick note my teachers wouldn’t listen. I was told I would need a sick note to be excused. The High Jump and Cerebral Palsy? As parents their behaviour seemed incorrigible.