Here we are a week into August – and it turns out that what my grandma used to say is true – time really does move faster the older you get! Where has the year gone? In fact where have all the years gone?
I have just taken up the Chair of the alumni committee for my old school – whilst I’ve been on the committee for a few years the shoes I’m filling feel enormous as they were previously worn by my old chemistry teacher – one of my first official roles will be at the 30 year reunion for my own year group in September. A couple of us are currently tracking down classmates – stalking people on Facebook, Linked In etc according to my kids – and it has unleashed so many memories.
Can it really be 30 years since we left school? Some of this group know that I am now disabled, but it is going to be a really big deal attending this event in my wheelchair and answering the questions! I think when I give a little speech at the beginning standing up, I might say that the wheels are to accommodate my high heels!
The funny thing is that despite all the physical changes in my body, the family I now have, the career I loved and lost, the exhaustion of life with chronic illness, inside I can still feel that 18 year old. My own 18 year old just looks at me, shakes his head and tells me I am old – ha, ha, ha, none of us believe it will ever happen do we?
So what better way to get over the feeling of being past it, than to find some inspiring blog posts to inject some zest today! Kick off your shoes, grab a cuppa and settle down for some fantastic reads – I hope you enjoy this week’s gems as much as I have!
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