The Queen’s speech on Christmas Day was about how we reflect on our lives and reflection has brought me to this place.
I am where I am because of consequences of the decisions made for me, rather than by me. I’ve been swept along and was expected to conform completely. It’s a bizarre concept to think that I have only ever made four decisions in my life.
The first was when to go back to study; the second was what to study; the third was to find out what was wrong with me after 46 years and the fourth was to start something positive when I found out I had Cerebral Palsy, so I started The CP Diary. All these decisions have been life changing.
Of course, none of us can turn back the clock, nor can we re-write history on our childhood, with our parents and or siblings; but we must find a place for ourselves where we can come to terms with everything that happens.
It was expected I would conform until my circumstances changed and I was left with no choice, last March.