“Well, I always know what I want. And when you know what you want–you go toward it. Sometimes you go very fast, and sometimes only an inch a year. Perhaps you feel happier when you go fast. I don’t know. I’ve forgotten the difference long ago, because it really doesn’t matter, so long as you move.”
~ Ayn Rand
Don’t you love the glorious blue sky (see top pic) that greeted me at breakfast yesterday on my last day in the Adelaide Hills?
I sat in a cafe and ate on my own, and spent time planning my week ahead. It was wonderful – my table was next to an open fire and I found myself with plenty of quiet thinking time and reflection on the week that was, before I went back to my room to pack and head to the airport to fly back to Brisbane.
Back in Brisbane as I waited at the carousel for my luggage I watched the people coming and going, and I marvelled that I was one of them.
In the past week I have run an evening event, conducted two days of private consultations, been out to dinner and all over Adelaide exploring with friends and then attended a very full-on three day conference that included one late night and very long days. I’ve also drunk coffee and enjoyed a few alcoholic beverages, eaten cake and chocolate and all kinds of other yummy things and managed to still feel good.
Somehow my health has held up for it all. More than that, I’ve enjoyed myself and felt like a normal human being for most of the time I was away.
Look – that’s me at the conference! (see pic below)
That might not sound very remarkable to you. But the truth of my life has been that most of the past fifteen years have been spent in my pyjamas, or in comfortable clothes – staying very close to home, and being in bed early. As someone with late-stage lyme disease and all sorts of other health complications, independent travel has not been on my radar. I’ve always needed someone with me, and I’ve needed plenty of rest and down days.
So this past week has been a glorious victory.
My brain has worked. My body has worked. And I’ve been humbled again and again to still be here on this planet when I’ve had so many close calls that I thought would have ended my life before now.
So for all of you who are currently struggling with health issues or anything else that is slowing you down I want to encourage you not to give up. I honestly didn’t think I’d ever see a day again when I’d be well enough to venture forth in life on my own. Sure I’m still working within limits, and I still nurse myself along. I’m careful in my choices. But I HAVE choices, and that’s a miraculous and incredible thing.
It’s back to herbal tea and organic vegetables and early nights and my normal routine again today. I’m looking forward to it!
Don’t give up on your dreams, my friends. Miracles happen every day.
Love you! Nicole ❤ xx
(And yep, that’s me happily upgraded to business for the flight home – yippee!)
PS – Also, I just need to tell you – some days I just want to jump up and down and run around screaming I’M ALIVE AND IT’S BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
24 thoughts on “A Week Of Wonders”
That post was one of the best things I’ve read in ages… It has made me feel so happy to see you doin your thing..you look amazing too by the way😘💞 lots of luv❤️✨
Inspiring as ever. Fab that you felt well enough to enjoy that trip; and, as everyone else said, killer pics. Your soul radiates.
What a gloriously uplifting and encouraging post! You are beautiful.
I wish you more and more and more of the wonder of a normal life. ❤️💛💚💙💜
I think you are one amazing woman, Nicole, and I salute you!
You’re a stunner, Nicole – beautiful inside and out! Congratulations on your wonderful solo trip (with late school nights included) – so thrilled for you. Sending you great love and thankful that you’re able to do what you do.
Woo hoo! So pleased for you!
You look like your post read! Smooth, filled with happiness and relief. Great post and very happy to hear your health is definitely on the up-swing.
Best post ever Nic! Great you got to Adelaide. You’ll have to tell us about the conference! Xx
So proud to be part of your tribe Nicole cos you inspire us by walking the talk yourself ! You look gorgeous! Take care….love Kalpa
You’re alive and you’re beautiful! and thanks for the encouragement Nicole 🙂
I’m glad you had a lovely time even if it was so busy, seems like it was fully productive for all. Put your feet up for a few days and enjoy the farm life.
Nicole, I am so happy for you and you look positively radiant! xox
God look at you! You are glowing! So good to see your beauty inner and outer x
All I can say is that you look absolutely stunning in your photos! I am sooooo happy for you!
Nic you look gorgeous. Something is working 😘😘
A week of wonders is better then a week of wondering why
Yahoo!!!! Awesome!!! So excited for you Nicole😘💜
You are amazing. I am so delighted that your health was on your side for this adventure. Px
Hi Nicole, I wondered if you have heard of Anthony William the Medical Medium. This is a talk he did on Lyme disease:https://soundcloud.com/medicalmedium/medical-medium-lyme-disease You might find it interesting 🙂 xox