Sadje is our host for the Sunday Poser.
I wouldn’t say I’ve had a hard life, but there are parts of it that were far from easy.
It was difficult growing up in someone’s shadow, which was compounded by attending the same school, so I felt I was never really seen as Me, just somebody’s sister.
I had a happy childhood though, and we never went without the important things.
In later life, there were some things I wanted, but I was prepared to work and save for them, so appreciated the value of money, or tried to.
Divorce wasn’t easy on the mind, but more or less straight forward on the paperwork. Living with someone was OK to start with, then their true colours came to light but my sense of responsibility and stubborn pride made me stay longer than I should have.
For all the hardships I’ve experienced, including being diagnosed with breast cancer twice, I think I’ve come out of them a better person, My concepts and expectations have changed, but I no longer have to pretend to be someone I’m not, or what someone expects me to be. Comparisons will always be made between siblings and I’m no exception. I am happy to be myself, good times or bad. Naturally I prefer the good, but if the bad makes an appearance, I like to think Hubby and I can deal with it.