badly_knitted (badly_knitted) wrote,

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One Year On

It's been a year since mum passed away, a year of sadness, stress, worry and health problems, but also a year of great friendships, new challenges, and an awful lot of writing. Last year alone I wrote 303,140 words!

I've learned a lot in the past year about what I'm capable of achieving when I try. I've discovered that living alone, while it can be lonely at times, is also okay. In some ways, I never really feel that alone because everywhere I look are reminders of mum. She and my dad moved into this house a couple of months before I was born, I've lived my whole life here, and while not all the memories are good, most are.

I still miss mum every day, there are so often things that I wish I could tell her or show her, just to see the look on her face. I tell her anyway, because who knows, maybe she can still hear and see.

Life goes on though. I promised her that I would be okay, and despite everything, I'm keeping that promise with the help of my friends.

I don't know what the next year will bring, but I want to thank all my many friends here online for your support and friendship over the past year. You helped me get through some very difficult times and I can't thank you enough.

So here's to another year of friendship; hopefully the coming year will be happier and less stressful for us all - I know I'm not the only one who's had a rough time over the past twelve months. But if we can find at least one thing each day to be happy about, we'll be okay. Sometimes one happy thing is all that's needed, so I wish you all a year full of happy things. *hugs*

Love you all!

Tags: hugs f-list, real life, thanks

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