Bloody Long Walk

My life is tough. I live with chronic illness. But there are people out there with much tougher lots in life than me. So today, my mum, Aunty, and cousin walked 35km to raise money for research, treatment, and to share awareness for those living with mitochondrial disease. The name of our walk was aptly termed #bloodylongwalk and guess what it was bloody long! And we are bloody sore! But you know what? I’m also bloody proud of us. We walked from Palm beach to Manly. Blistered and pained but we did it. Thank you to the hard working volunteers and @st_john_ambulance for supporting the event. This made the event safe for someone like me.. who struggles with the outdoors able to participate


Get back up!

We all get knocked down, what matters is that we keep going. And sometimes it takes a bit longer to get up and go – that’s okay. Sometimes we literally have to crawl.. that’s okay too. As long as we make progress and continue.. no one can ask any more than that. We all stumble from time to time – never lose sight of your goals. 

Prayin’ by Kesha 

This song.. hit home today. Life is changing and it’s not always easy but I’m learning to stand in my own two feet. I’m learning that I am strong. Stronger than I ever imagined.

I hope you’re somewhere praying
Well, you almost had me fooled

Told me that I was nothing without you

Oh, but after everything you’ve done

I can thank you for how strong I have become

‘Cause you brought the flames and you put me through hell

I had to learn how to fight for myself

And we both know all the truth I could tell

I’ll just say this is “I wish you farewell”

I hope you’re somewhere prayin’, prayin’

I hope your soul is changin’, changin’

I hope you find your peace

Falling on your knees, prayin’

I’m proud of who I am

No more monsters, I can breathe again

And you said that I was done

Well, you were wrong and now the best is yet to come

‘Cause I can make it on my own

And I don’t need you, I found a strength I’ve never known

I’ll bring thunder, I’ll bring rain, oh

When I’m finished, they won’t even know your name

You brought the flames and you put me through hell

I had to learn how to fight for myself

And we both know all the truth I could tell

I’ll just say this is “I wish you farewell”

I hope you’re somewhere prayin’, prayin’

I hope your soul is changin’, changin’

I hope you find your peace

Falling on your knees, prayin’

Oh, sometimes, I pray for you at night

Someday, maybe you’ll see the light

Oh, some say, in life, you’re gonna get what you give

But some things only God can forgive

I hope you’re somewhere prayin’, prayin’

I hope your soul is changin’, changin’

I hope you find your peace

Falling on your knees, prayin’

New Kicks

New kicks for a new week. Bring it on. Stronger muscles, stronger lungs, and a stronger mind. Living with chronic illness.. is tough but at least I’m living – really living. Feeling my heart pumping, my breath quickening, my muscles burning,.. I’m doing everything in my power to improve my health. I cannot preach the benefits of exercise enough. It really has the ability to transform your life.. physically, socially, emotionally.. don’t believe me? Give it a go! 

Flowers or Weeds

I’m choosing to grow a garden full of blooms. Bright, beautiful, multicoloured, and ever growing. Hopes, dreams, goals, and desires, for a prosperous and fulfilling future. This sounds very ‘sunshine and rainbows’ but there is much truth in the quote. We can change our lives but the way we think and act. We may not always get to choose what life throws at us but we do get to choose who we respond.