A Little Wiser

It’s been a bit of a miserable few weeks for me, which is why the blogging’s been kept to a minimum. There have been a few personal issues I’ve had to deal with, the least serious of which have been HOURS of phone calls to people who supply broadband (or don’t, as the case may be or, well, WAS), and having a recurrence of the cellulitis (and, yes, I am sick of typing that) which seems to pop back to bugger me up every few months. So, yes. Not a particularly happy time for me.

But things are on the mend. Which is fortunate. And, as often happens in times like these, you end up coming out of them a little wiser, and knowing yourself better. I’ve learned things, which is good. I’ve learned that I can cope with things better than I thought I could. I’ve learned that I do need people, that support is incredibly important, and that it can come in many different forms – but that, while it’s great, it’s not essential. I’ve realised I should probably make more of an effort to do more things and to try to, publicly, be a bit happier.

And I’ve learned that, above all else, I’m a writer. And writer’s write. It’s what we do. And while other things may well get in the way, I don’t think writing and me could ever really be apart for long. And that’s, mostly, a very good thing indeed.

7 Comments on “A Little Wiser

  1.  by  Dan Purdue

    I don’t know exactly what you’ve been through, Nik, but it’s good to see you coming out the other side of it.

    My mum had cellulitis on the roof of her mouth. It sounded like a horrible thing to have to deal with. Best of luck for a quick recovery.

    For what it’s worth, I don’t think anybody can make themselves feel happier. I think it’s a question of getting better at noticing the things you should be feeling happy about. It’s easier said than done, but it’s worth the effort.

    Glad you’re getting back into the writing. Keep up the good work!

    •  by  nikperring

      Thanks Dan. Gawd, your mum has my sympathies – mine’s either in my foot or elbow, and that’s bad enough – the mouth sounds horrid.

      And yep, I think you’re right about the happiness thing. I think I just get distracted by Everything Else a lot of the time!

  2.  by  Steve

    I have triggers Nik – if I notice the triggers I can deal with them – it’s a mental thing and as you say learning to deal with them yourself is the main influence and support from friends and family is an added bonus.

    Now – when’s that bloody book coming out 😉

    •  by  nikperring

      Cheers Steve. I know what you mean. As I said to Dan, I think I’m mostly guilty of concentrating on everything else and forgetting that I should make more of an effort to enjoy myself. It’ll come, I’m sure. Being aware of what’s going wrong is half way to putting it right.

      And the book — April!

  3.  by  Annie

    Sorry to hear you’ve been having a tough time lovely, give me a ring if you want a chat xx

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