There have been times in my life when living hand to mouth would have been a luxury. Feeding myself or my daughter was the only choice and I was unhealthily thin living on cigarets and cups of tea. When you have kids you do whatever it takes. You can make a meal out of anything, even if it’s the last crust of bread and some gravy granules!
There’s no doubt I have a fiery temper when pushed too far, we’ve all reached that point of seeing red over something, but this is not a post about that. It’s all about my hair!
Yes superficial and shallow though it is, changing ones hair colour can be wildly uplifting, liberating or heart breaking. I’ve experienced all of these in my time of colouring my hair. From white blonde all the way through to Mortisha Addams blue black hair. It’s been pixie cut and all the way down to my waist with all lengths in between.
There are some weeks which just seem to take care of themselves. Then there are those where there just aren’t enough hours in the day to get it all done and you spend your day asking someone to pass the coffee.
This week has definitely been one of those weeks.
The other week was horrendous in more ways than one. The flu, sinusitis and an inner ear infection have left me at the point of utter exhaustion! I’m still dealing with the aftermath a week later.
Waking up more tired than when I went to bed has made this week beyond challenging. I said to my friend, I know God doesn’t send us more than we are capable of dealing with, but sometimes I feel like calling a time out. I need a few minutes to just pause and catch my breath.
This year, this month in fact I turn 36. Happy Birthday to me! I am over the 35 year hill and on my way up to 40 – as my husband constantly reminds me.
As I sit at times contemplating life in general I often think back to my youth and think of the dreams I had for my future. I had plans to graduate as an army officer, until a careers advisor told me I’d be better suited to secretarial work. Then I had plans to top the legal profession and become a barrister, which were dashed by poor choices and a desire to self destruct.
2015 went by so fast and I cannot believe we are already saying hello 2016! It felt like it went past in a blur and it’s hard to remember everything that went on.
There were a few changes to our lives, the biggest of them was moving church last Easter. I cannot believe we have been in our new church family for 9 months! It took a while but we feel very settled and content, and we love the warm welcome we have received from the family there.