This picture to some may seem as just another dried pressed flower
But to me it is more than just a flower it is a sign of what I can do when I put my mind to it.
You see a few years ago Ross took me to Edale for my birthday; it is a beautiful part of the country and one of my favourite places to go. This wasn’t just a sightseeing holiday though, there was a plan. That plan changed the way I look at myself and my life. The plan was to walk The Kinder Scout route
The walk took us over 5 hours and there are some very steep parts that I was not expecting, in fact there were lots of things I was not expecting including being able to do it. I had Ross supporting me every step and climb of the way. (Ok so we were not prepared to go walking .. well if I had known how long it would take and what it was actually like I may of packed more than a camera, on the plus side I never needed to pee once). There were many times I wanted to turn back and quit as it did put a strain on my mental state and my body physically. Ross made sure I didn’t quit, besides going back would have been just as much trouble as getting up in the first place so onward we went.
On the way back down I picked my flower to remind me of the day.
Now it sits proud of place on my notice board, above my desk where I sit and do my work, it is there not only to remind me of the day but also as a sign of what I can do when I put my mind to it, how it doesn’t seem to matter how much of an uphill struggle things can be at times, no matter how much things can hurt and make you want to quit there is always a downhill period that is easy, can be rather fun and rewarding.
At the moment I feel as though I am going up another hill, at least I know I will come out the other side regardless of the outcome. I know my world isn’t going to end if I stop and have a break half way up, taking time to rest, take in the views and look just how far I have come.
Blessings to you all.