Silver linings

I am sure there will be many of us who will use this time of year to reflect on our year and our past whilst we try to move forward into the New Year.

I can’t say I’ll be sorry to see this year go. As far as my own thoughts are concerned, where I have clarity and understanding about my life, I wouldn’t have been able to change anything, so there’s no point me dwelling on it.

My thoughts go to my Cerebral Palsy brought about by brain damage as a baby, which meant I would always have struggled to learn in large classroom situations; but with nothing discussed around my difficulties in school and opportunities being missed through parents’ evening to discuss my difficulties, means I’m having a hard time moving on.

My children are fulfilling their own dreams of furthering their education through university and travel and although I am pleased, it reminds me of all I’ve missed out on. I constantly remind myself that since those days I have achieved so much more and that if I had have gone down the mainstream education path, I probably wouldn’t be running my own site now. My life has moved on in other ways.

I used every opportunity to get myself to this place through situations that changed, chances I’ve taken to help me identify my own problems so that I can turn my back on my formative years and all that was negative, to what I have now and what I see as being positive.

I’m banking on my subconscious mind telling me it’s okay. Have a Happy New Year everyone.


31 Dec, 2011

6 thoughts on “Silver linings

  1. This year has been a struggle for me and I’m glad to see it go.

    I’m starting the new year as an ex-smoker, I have an adoption to look forward to and I have my family. I have accomplished more in my life than anyone would have ever thought possible.

    I’m looking forward to the New Year and new things to come. HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL.

  2. 2011 was in many ways a learning year for me.

    I learned more about what I want and what I don’t want out of my life. Looking forward to 2012 in order to meet new people and continue with the people who mean a lot to me like Ilana.

    She has done so much for so many by starting this site. Keep up the great work. It is appreciated very much by all who visit here. Happy 2012 everyone.

    1. You’re very welcome. You mean a lot to me too.

      Without support from you and many like you, who post and read my blogs, the site wouldn’t be the success it is. You all make it the success it is. Thank you.

      See you in 2012.

  3. Dear Ilana, I love this post of yours! I’m so happy for you.

    You have such a beautiful attitude, full of optimism and an outlook that is so amazing and healthy, it exudes warmth and positivity. Thank you for sharing all this.

    Your site really helps me and so many others. I think you are a wonderful person and I’m glad you have found all the success that you have found. Thanks for always being such a good friend too!

    I’m looking forward to welcoming the new year in too. I would be very pleased with my life if someday I was writing a blog like you. I know you have so much wisdom and strength and that did come out of your own experiences.

    I’m just hoping my own experiences shape me into someone stronger, just like you. Love ya! Kate. 🙂

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