Hellooooooooo…… (taps on glass)….. anyone there?It has been an awfully long time since I said hello and put fingers to the WordPress keyboard! A lot has happened.
And it has all changed…
So what have I been up to? I returned to school fit and healthy in September in my role as Deputy Head teacher and had a wonderful few weeks where I remained healthy. I saw my Endocrinologist… she was lovely and put me on the right track with my Addison’s disease medication. She also reassured me that I was ok to feel the way I did – annoyed, frustrated and limited some days. But continued to remind me that being mindful and kinder to myself was the way to go. I knew she was right!I was then ummming and ahhhing about whether to go for the Headship I really wanted – lots of questions in my mind about whether I would cope physically, mentally, emotionally and the stress of the post, moving from my familiar and supportive environment. I decided, with the support of my wonderful family, friends and colleagues, that I would give it a go and wouldn’t let my health hold me back if I could.
Guess what? I got the job!! So In January I started my new role and I am loving it! I have more me time, I’m still healthy (fingers crossed) and this is the first January/February in three years where I haven’t been super-poorly, hospital bound and off work. I’ve even managed to keep going with my crochet projects as you can see (the baby isn’t mine as beautiful and adorable as she is, but the blanket is!).
It was lovely to get to the end of the year after a frantic Autumn term and evaluate, as you do, the year as it is ready to pass by. Projects, decisions, events and reflecting on what is manageable, important and necessary. I know that this illness has had a huge affect on me, my family and the way I now look at life. I’m still making my crochet blankets, which I love. I’m still pottering on with my gifts and presents – I love a baby blanket; I love a poncho.
Just wanted to say…It’s good to be back in Blogland. I’m still here! xxxxxxxxx