Feeling So Very Grown Up!

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“I feel wonderful and sad. It’s the gin.”
~ Stephen Beresford, The Last of the Haussmans

 

I know.

It’s a picture of a drink.

But it’s not just any drink.

That drink is a personal victory.

Let me explain….

For the next few days I’m attending an essential oils conference on the Gold Coast.

I’m staying in a fancy hotel. I’ll be in the company of people I adore, and I’ll be enjoying more adventures than I’ve had in quite a while.

But what is really making me excited is that last night I did something quite normal. (If you’ve ever suffered from a chronic illness you’ll know how exciting this really is!)

I was sitting in a lobby lounge with a girlfriend, when she decided that she felt like a drink from the bar. Without even thinking I agreed to have one too. The way I would have done so many years ago.

Just a simple gin and tonic, garnished with a slice of fresh lemon and one of lime.

It was refreshing, delicious and so very grown up. And this morning I feel absolutely fine!

How wonderful to reclaim a little bit more ‘normal’.

I know it was just one drink. But that one drink marked another milestone in my slow but steady recovery from lyme disease. Helped of course, by essential oils as part of my healing regime.

I’m looking forward to a day of learning today, followed by dinner tonight with good friends. I promise that if anything cool or amazing happens, I’ll let you know.

Hooray for being better and better!

Wishing you a day of magic and miracles too ❤ xoxo

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11 thoughts on “Feeling So Very Grown Up!

  1. “CHEERS” !!!! That is absolutely AWESOME! Nicole! And the ‘essential oils conference’ sounds amazing also! So glad to hear your life is filling up with some of the fun stuff a lot of us take for granted! Enjoy the conference & the little perks that those ‘fancy hotels’ has to offer! Have Fun!….but I’m sure you will! 🙂

  2. Yay for you Nicole! I have been on this dame path for a long time too. Chronic illness certainly makes you realise how much healthy people take for granted! I read your blog about you ‘after dark night out’ to my eldest son, to try to help him understand my experiences better. My voice cracked with emotion throughout. Thanks for writing so simply about these huge issues in our lives.
    Enjoy your fabulous day and improved health! 😄 SB

  3. That is so wonderful sweet heart enjoy . Need a bit ol Magic myself today I ve started having nose bleeds never had them before finding them a little scary .

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