Balance… My word for 2016… is difficult to achieve. I’ve got many ideas for posts but, in an attempt to maintain my balance, you’ll find for the next few weeks at least you will only be getting 2 posts a week from me… My No Buy Challenge update and this, my Share Your World post (although I will probably add a bit of commentary to each like this).
Although I have been keeping it in mind each day I still managed to do too much last week and crashing again on the weekend.
This week I’ve begun trialling yet another drug (Cymbalta this time) to see if it helps me with pain and fatigue. Thankfully my doctor recognises that I’m sensitive to drugs so we’re starting at a very low 10 mg a day.
Share Your World: Week 2
Do you believe in extraterrestrials or life on other planets?
I don’t believe in extraterrestrials in the sense of the aliens you see in many movies but I do believe that the chances of life (in some form) on another planet are quite high. Given how large the universe is I don’t see how this can be the only planet on which life has grown.
How many places have you lived? You can share the number of physical residences and/or the number of cities.
I’ve only ever lived in South Australia, but given that my parent’s divorced when I was young and we moved around a bit I’d say I’ve lived in at least 8 different residences (this doesn’t count any housesitting that we’ve done.
If you given $22 million tax free dollars (any currency), what is the first thing you would do?
The first thing I would do is pay off the rest of our mortgage and any other debts we may have. After that I’d look at how to invest the remaining money so that it could provide us with an adequate annual income and we can make our own choices about where and how we live, work and play.
The Never List: What are things you’ve never done? Or things you know you never will do?
I have never been sky diving, bungee jumping or probably any other extreme activity you can think of.
I will never stop striving towards a simple, sustainable and meaningful life in which I can make a difference and help others.
I have never
I will never give up on my dreams. Chronic illness may have taken away a lot of my options but I will always find a way around it.
Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
I’m grateful for the understanding and support of my husband when I was unable to do everything I wanted because of my health and for the opportunity to discuss options and trial new medications with one of the leading pelvic pain specialists in town.
In the next week I’m looking forward to continuing my daily meditation practice (something I’ve taken up in the new year).