Has grief and loss made you more determined to live your life to the full?
Hi, I am Janet Jones, founder of Happiness Millionaire. I have recently started talking to a rock! This helps navigate the next chapter of my life, the chapter without my 22-year-old son, Murray. Join me with my musings about life, grief and loss with my rock, Sylvia-Rose. To learn why she is called Sylvia-Rose and how and why we met, I invite you to read my first blog - 'If Rocks Could Talk, meet Sylvia-Rose'. You could also register to have these bogs delivered to your email inbox. Check the tab in my bio.
My apology to Sylvie-Rose on the 7th December 2021 for not being able to make it. Storm Barra blew me back home.
Jan - Sorry, Sylvia-Rose, there was no way I could get to you today. I really tried but when I was nearly blown into the sea, I decide to abort my walk, which was so much more than a walk. It was an epic journey!!
SR - I am so glad you went home. It is brutal out here with the gale force winds howling, the sea crashing and the rain pelting down.
Jan - I walked into the wind and rain coming home. The rain stabbed my face like darts being thrown at me. I couldn’t escape it, no matter how much I protected my face. Forcing one leg in front of the other, I kept low and at one point had to crawl or the wind would have taken me out to sea. Once I was off the beach, there were walls to hold on to. I passed a woman, all wrapped up, holding on to her hat as she walked her dog. With our heads down and battling the storm, we waved in acknowledgment of the madness and a mutual wish for us to get home safely.
SR - And you did. Come and visit when the storm has passed. I will hold on tight as the waves crash against me.
Jan - I look forward to it. I braved the elements because I really need to speak with you. I have lost that spring in my step.
- Just remember you had it. It will come back. We will talk soon. Put your feet up. Watch a Christmas movie and you have my permission to eat chocolate
Jan - Thanks!!! See you soon. Stay safe.
- And you stay warm and be gentle with yourself.