Perfect imperfection…

I have always said that perfection is over-rated. That if we always strive for perfection, we are bound to be disappointed. It always surprises me when my boss describes me as a ‘perfectionist’ for I feel that it is a description that doesn’t sit well for me. I acknowledge I try to do my best,Continue reading “Perfect imperfection…”

None of us are promised tomorrow…

Feeling in a reflective mood this evening. I went to work as usual today and asked about a patient that had to go back to the main hospital as he had become unwell. I was then told that the patient had died over the weekend. He was only in his mid 30’s. I was shockedContinue reading “None of us are promised tomorrow…”

Sharing time with family

Today I spent the day with my three grand-daughters and my cousin out Op Shopping. My daughter is raising her children to be independent thinkers who are not slaves to current fashions, but seek their own style. She told me that they enjoyed Op Shopping, so I thought I would take them out and seeContinue reading “Sharing time with family”

A better person… trying to find balance in life

I had lunch this week with my daughter, my youngest child and mother of my three grand-daughters. We started to talk about my Parkinson’s and how I was doing and generally how it has affected me. Life is busy. I work four days a week in a busy and stressful job. I have a husbandContinue reading “A better person… trying to find balance in life”

Taonga (Treasure)

Today I received a Taonga (treasure) from my lovely husband. A belated birthday gift which I shall treasure. In our New Zealand culture, for Maori the Tangata Whenua of New Zealand, greenstone is revered and given as a symbolic gift. Greenstone is something that should be given as a gift not purchased for yourself. ItContinue reading “Taonga (Treasure)”

Knowing (and accepting) when you need help!

I have always prided myself on my independence and have been loathe to accept help unless I really need it. In this latest chapter of my life journey, now more than ever I need to be more open to accepting help. As mentioned in my last post, I had a fall on 30/12 and injuredContinue reading “Knowing (and accepting) when you need help!”

Say ‘I love you’ while you can

As I have said before, there is nothing like a significant diagnosis to focus the mind and change your perspective. Many times I have been to funerals and heard people speak about how much they loved and admired the person who has passed. How often I have wondered if that person had known in theirContinue reading “Say ‘I love you’ while you can”