Saturday, 28 February 2015

Happy New Year!

Hi there.

First, have a listen to this beautyful piece of music, that I am listening to a lot these days:

I've been wanting to wish you all a happy new year, guess it's a little late for that now but here goes anyway, I wrote it around new year but never got to publish it.

Happy New Year! We all know that life is mixed and that it can't all be good but I do wish you will all have a year with lots of love, luck and good times. I hope your conditions will behave and not give you too much grief. Newbies; know that by this time next year things will be different and you will be in a better place.

2014 was a big year for me. After more than a year of being out of work I landed a great job as a Marketing Coordinator and I am so grateful. What I am even more grateful of is my gorgeous, loving man that I got together with. Can't believe we've been together a year! Even though is's been a year and being together feel so right and natural the concept of having had a boyfriend for a long time is still new to me.
I am in a good place and the good things that happened in the year behind us proves that life goes up and down and things can change. I sometimes look back on what my life was like about five years ago. My Lymphedema was a fact and I was in the phase where I had to get my head around having been struck by an incurable illness. My soul had suffered great damage from men I wish I had never met, the jobsituation wasn't good either as I did have a job but it was on borrowed time and other things too brought me to the lowest point in my life so far. I am in a different place now. Not only because of the job and the man but living with Lymphedema is much different for me now than it was. It took me over a year to come to terms with the diagnosis but very slowly things got better. I got to know my condition and I learned to work around it and gradually came to realize what I could do and wear instead of grieving over my loss. I guess I have come to accept one of the things I cannot change.
I wonder what this year will bring. Hopefully I will keep the job and the man but life can change so quickly. I hope that now that I have an income I will travel more again and be better at living my life more intensely. I wish you all a happy 2015. Thanks for being part of my blog.

The other day I took some things to a place where a group of people collects clothes and other necessities for refugees inside Syria. I took some clothes, some old compressions stockings, soap, sanitary towels, toothbrushes, razors, etc. I also brought some canned food and rice.

Stay tuned, I am working on a post about long term effects of Lymphedema/getting older with Lymphedema. Who knows when I will get to publish that but hopefully it won't be too long.