Dear friends and other interesting creatures,
Thought I would join in the challenge to get my blogging bug back.
Afrikaans girl born on 13 June 1973. Grew up with my grandparents whom I adored. I loved school and sports. Panic attacks since I was 6. Slightly unconventional from birth.
My father died when I was 11. Life changed. Moved to Mom and sister, Rentia. Hated it. Met my friend for life, Vicky first day of high school. Salvation.
High school was a blur. Decided I would matriculate with English as my first language, so had to change schools. Loved Shakespear, History and Poetry. Diagnosed at 14 as manic depressive, later to be replaced by a fancier term, bi polar. Twice hospitalised for depression. Years apart. One suicide attempt.
Threw away university entrance and married instead of facing my main demon, my step-father who is now dead. Regret.
Married at 17… Desperately wanted a son. Kevin was born when I was 20, Liam James at 23…got divorced. Married at 25…had Victoria at 26 …. Got divorced. Married at 37… – now have eight kids in my life, some cats, and a connection with the number 7.
Did the roller red laptop bag, corporate assistant for almost two decades (loved it) before I became ill – later diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and evidence of Ankylosing Spondylitis. Tough time. Almost two years recovery to some form of normality.
Found a love and fascination for Social Media. KNOW by affirmation I am on the right track in life. Still slightly nutty. 🙂
Hope that was 250 words or less LOL
I wish you enough,
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