Being a parent is hard. They stumble, sometimes fall over, get back up, and soldier on repeatedly because there are little lives that depend on them.
Do you have children or not? Are you childfree, not-yet-parents, childless, child-limited, or child-gendered. Have you had your choice fulfilled or denied?
To be or not to be a parent; when did you decide & how easy was that decision? Did you always want kids or a life childfree? Have you ever wondered what if?
This is the 1st national football final of my life. It feels like there will be many more to come in much quicker succession.
Uncle Pat to many, a loving husband, supportive parent and doting GrandDad – just 4 of the jobs he did exceptionally well with seeming ease.
What happens when.. you acknowledge and open up about your depression or mental health or whatever it is that you choose to reveal of yourself that you previously hid, things are going to change.
Turns out having a mental health toolkit comes in handy when the unexpected occurs… like a pandemic with racist tendencies
Apparently, some people have a hard time reading anything of length, so here is Depression abridged, a much-shortened version of my original blog – stripped of personal context and distilled down to just lessons learned and hopefully helpful tips…