On Monday 3rd July we say goodbye to the larger than life man who I had the honour of calling Grandad. He, alongside with Grandma, have grown the most incredible family who I am so proud of. He taught us how to love unconditionally, to help others, how to be patient, and to see the wonder and adventure in everything.
David Allen Anderson came from Takapuna in Auckland. His family were well known in the area as they were the milkmen. He was a keen sailor and had a boat which he owned with his best friend and future brother-in-law, George. He was fit, strong and handsome.
When I was in my final year of secondary school, we had to study the idea of ‘Journeys’ in our English course. As a part of it we were given some materials to study as a class, and also had to source some of our own. There is one particular poem that was in the booklet of study that appealed to me way back then and it very often comes into my mind.
I’ve mentioned a few times now about my enthusiasm for travel, so I thought it was about time that I shared some of my favourite places and experiences. They are not in any particular sequence or order, just listed and explained. I’m sure that some of you have been to these places or have had similar moments yourself. Some of you may have even been on that particular holiday with me. We all have those life changing or altering moments, and the best ones come most unexpectedly. Not all moments are travel related, so I’m keeping those ones out.
We all have traits or features about ourselves that we see as flaws. My challenge to all of you is to find the positives in those faults and how they make you a little bit more you.
As well as a slightly self indulgent agenda to ask for people to keep returning to my blog, commenting on my posts (please do or I will feel pretty stupid), subscribing to my blog, as well as you telling your friends to read this. I’m setting you, all 3 or 4 of you, a challenge… Continue reading “Flawed”
When 2017 started, I put myself on hiatus from a certain social media platform. Mainly to get myself out of the appalling, time wasting habit of just scrolling through and not even paying attention to the version of life that people choose to show. In doing this I have noticed a number of things, about my own habits, and the habits of our modern-day, always connected, digital society.
It has always been important to me to talk about mental health issues. It is still a thing that people keep quiet about and suffer in silence, without the support they need, for fear of appearing weak or incapable. How we deal with this needs to change. We cannot afford to let our friends, or our colleagues deal with it on their own.