It is amazing how much you can be uplifted just by getting away, be it for a weekend, an afternoon or a few weeks. Life in general is getting busier and busier and we seem to be in a never ending flurry of activity so having some time (no matter how short) to recoup, relax and take stock is always a lovely luxury. I am about to leave these shores for two weeks in Paris which sounds very indulgent, but it can be done on a budget if you are a little sneaky (which could be my middle name).
Having been through my own cancer journey, when you have a friend diagnosed with the same disease you can offer so much support to them as you know exactly what they have been through. Knowing them closely also ensures that you understand how best to support them, what sort of information they need and when they need your support. You also learn a lot about yourself in this process and I am know that helping others makes you stronger. Also knowing when to be there for others and when they need their own space is also very important.
Not sure how many rugby lovers there are out there - but I do have a passion for Union. Potentially unusual for a girl but there you go. This weekend sees the Wallabies playing France at the formidable Stade de France - should be a very interesting contest, especially in the scrum! Now - what does this have to do with breast cancer?? Well I think if you have a passion for something - follow it as it keeps your mind occupied and gives you a huge diversion. Nothing quite like yelling at the TV if your team is having a 'blonde moment'.