2019 – We bend, we do not break.

I have a saying, garnered from my ancestors – ‘we bend, we do not break.’

2019 was testing – ill health in the family, insecurity at home and work. Often it felt like walking along dimly-lit cobbled streets, slippery and mossy underfoot. Change and yet more change. A life in flux yet at the same time, a sense that good things would come, and by autumn, they did.

Family got better. Back on track. Thanks are given to those close and far for their support.

Despite the state of our nation, the world and some of its leaders refusing to accept good change, I still believe we can and will make a positive difference.

Every day, people help where they can. Knowing that certain actions can bring good things, using the skills we have, and knowledge, can help us to evolve.

At the end of 2019, I have completed assignments, submitted a piece of fiction to a publisher, got through Nano. Although my brain is still scrambled and I get fatigue, I come round.

And when my family needed me, I managed to be there.

All along, I repeated – ‘we bend, we do not break.’

Here’s to 2020 and the next decade of this new century we are in.

I still have faith in the universe, Mother Nature and all her little babies.

Onwards!