Oct 22

So, yeah. Probably the hardest month of my life.

Sometimes things just come completely out of left field and blindside you. That is what happened to me about five weeks ago. My life turned upside down for a while, you feel awful, you can’t sleep and you can’t eat. It’s not a bundle of laughs.

And then you just try and get through the day, and the next day is a wee bit easier, and then the day after that is a bit easier again, and so on and so forth.

A while back someone at the Edinburgh Festival told a joke along the lines of, “I love it when people say they are just taking one day at a time. Yes, because that’s how time works.”

But, cliche although it is, that’s the only thing that you can do. Just keep getting up every day, keep moving forward, and hope that the pain starts to ease. And that one day you can look back on everything and it won’t hurt at all. You can forgive, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to forget as well.

Your friends always help. Being able to talk to people when things are going wrong, when you need help or advice, when you just need someone to talk to, these things are all important. Friends and family offering to do this or that is a great source of comfort.

So I’m better than I was a month ago. Hopefully in a month from now I will be better than I am now. And maybe one day I will be able to write about everything that happened.

But not right now. Or not write now. Either way, I’m not ready. But I’ll see you next month.

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