It seems that since I have cleansed my aura of his negative energy, which pervaded every part of my life, a lot of good things have been happening. After the darkness of Narcissistic Abuse, it does feel good to see and feel the light again.
On the professional side, I have managed to increase the number of students that I privately tutor. I am deeply enjoying teaching French again as it is taking me back to my roots and forcing me to not forget my first language. After 25 years in the UK, I was starting to get a little rusty!
On the sporty side, my dragon boat team won another trophy in the Teesside Regatta for the 200m Ladies yesterday and we are currently second in the Premier Division. In two weeks time we are going to Exeter for more races – and more trophies I hope! I started this sport as I had heard that doing an outdoor activity would be extremely beneficial to my mental health. It was indeed a cathartic experience and the social aspect of doing a team sport is an added benefit.
On the blogging side, I have now reached 300 followers and have been nominated for the Three Day Quote Challenge for the second time!
As I have only just recently taken part in this challenge and I am extremely busy at the moment, I will not have time to update my blog every day. So, I will slightly twist the rules and only post once.
First, let me thank the lovely Manessah B. from Couch Talks, Wisdom & A Cup of Joe for nominating me. This is very kind and very much appreciated.
Secondly, instead of a quote, I wanted to share a micro poem (See the featured image above) written by a fellow blogger Inside the Mind of Davy D – I asked for his permission and I have the all clear to publish. Davy D’s blog was the very first blog I chose to follow when I started blogging. Davy D reciprocated the gesture and became my very first follower on 10th May 2017. I was tremendously chuffed at the time to have one follower! I never thought I would have followers. I do not want to go into a lengthy explanation of why I selected this poem. I will just say: “It spoke to me.” I think it summarises my experience of Narcissistic Abuse and Post Traumatic Growth in just a few words.
Finally, I am supposed to nominate three blogs, but I would just recommend that you visit the two aforementioned blogs.
I will leave you here, as I need to pack my suitcase to go and visit my son in Scotland. I have never been to Glasgow and I am looking forward to it.
Enjoy the poetry above!