“Creating a life that reflects your values and satisfies your soul is a rare achievement. In a culture that relentlessly promotes avarice and excess as the good life, a person happy doing his own work is usually considered an eccentric, if not a subversive. Ambition is only understood if it’s to rise to the top of some imaginary ladder of success. Someone who takes an undemanding job because it affords him the time to pursue other interests and activities is considered a flake. A person who abandons a career in order to stay home and raise children is considered not to be living up to his potential — as if a job title and salary are the sole measure of human worth.You’ll be told in a hundred ways, some subtle and some not, to keep climbing, and never be satisfied with where you are, who you are, and what you’re doing. There are a million ways to sell yourself out, and I guarantee you’ll hear about them.To invent your own life’s meaning is not easy, but it’s still allowed, and I think you’ll be happier for the trouble.”
I am married to the one who shall be named as Mr. Invincible! We have cats, not children.
I like gin, wine, tea, coffee and ginger beer.
I am going grey and so I dye my hair bright red, though regularly forget to pluck my eyebrows.
At risk of sound self-deprecating, I am fat and have a gastric band to help me get thin!
I have a small and almost perfectly formed family around me… Mum and Dad – who each have new partners, two sisters (older and not always wiser), three stepbrothers and numerous gorgeous nieces and nephews (some of which are breaking the adolescent threshold – I feel old!).
I have recurrent treatment resistant major depression.