Life is full of surprises and challenges.
Hi, I’m a 40 year old Aussie bloke who is a single dad.
Being a single parent has it’s challenges on it’s own, but wait, there’s more…..
I was also diagnosed with Manic Depression 6 years ago, broke my back 12 years ago, and suffer from Fibromyalgia. Oh, and don’t forget the sleep aponea, hypertension, anxiety, and PTSD due to being the victim of Domestic Violence for 14 years at the hands of my former wife.
But there are positives in every life, no matter the challenges. My manic depression has given me the gift of creativity, so I write, compose music, am an avid photographer, a painter and love building things with my hands. I also love restoring old things, including myself !!!
Yes, my other health ailments may keep me down at times, but rising above those when you can, makes you stronger. I won’t lie, some days are a complete struggle, and quite often, one lousy person can destroy my day, but I work hard to keep as positive as I can in my circumstances.
This blog will be raw and real. Yes, you will experience my ups and downs in these pieces, but it is all 100% real me.
I am not new to blog writing, having started writing nearly 4 years ago as a way to deal with all the emotions of being free from domestic violence at last and the growing reality of being a single dad who has 100% care of their child. I feel now is the time to move forward from that blog, and start afresh, like a phoenix being reborn from the ashes.
The idea of a worn out Phoenix attracted me, as I haven’t quite yet burst into flames to re-emerge from the ashes, but am pretty damned close !!!