What a decade it has been. I’ve moved jobs 5 times, I’ve moved states, I’ve gained a life companion, I’ve met some amazing people, I’ve travelled to some amazing places and done some interesting things.
The beginning of this decade was in Marrickville, NSW, the end of this decade see’s me in Perth, Western Australia. I’ve grown older in the mean time, have had some life experiences which have shaped and influenced my future life choices. My mental health has taken a battering, but through it all, I’m still here. (Which is a good thing)
The biggest part which can not be changed is my family. This is a photo of us at the beginning of the decade, my Mum, Brother and myself. At the end of the decade, my brother and I no longer talk, and my mother’s mind has been decimated through dementia. While her body is still with us, her mind will forever be lost in her own world.
I think for me this decade, that moving to the East Kimberley provided me with the opportunity to learn new skills, learn how to make friends, converse with people and positively contribute to my community. It was here that I had to rebuild who I am. I can only hop that I’ve turned out stronger and wiser, but sometimes I doubt it.
However, there is one major change which has been the most positive, and thats the inclusion of Miss Bindi in my life. Shes provided me with companionship, laughter, sadness and most of all love.
As this decade is coming to an end, I can only hope the next decade provides less adventures but more fulfilment of life and happyness.