Sunday Poser # 29

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.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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15 Responses to Sunday Poser # 29

  1. Happy to be yourself is a good place to be.

  2. Sadje says:

    Thanks Di for sharing your thoughts. I agree that the hard times teach us a lot about life. Your life has a lot of ups and downs but you came out a winner.

  3. murisopsis says:

    It is the attitude that makes the difference between a hard life and an easy one!

    • I’ve known good time and bad, plus faced money problems wondering literally how to pay the next bill, worked two jobs to make ends meet, and gone without luxuries as financial commitments took precedence. At the moment, things are on an even keel and we are managing extremely well. Luckily Hubby shares the same views as me on expenditure, so we don’t waste anything if we can help it.

  4. Carol anne says:

    Oh what a great outlook on life, Di! So positive! Xoxo

  5. hiteshtark says:

    It’s just a way how you treat yourself.

  6. Anyone who faces cancer, let alone twice, is a very brave soul indeed and has my admiration. You have come through your personal ‘fire’ with grace and your sense of humor intact, and those are wonderful gifts to have. Of course, I’m outside looking in, and one only knows their own private concerns for themselves. Others can commiserate and so forth, but it’s the individual and their spirit that tells. Yours is great!

    • Bless you Melanie. I was surrounded by positivity and the support I had here on my blog and our friends was phenomenal. I will never forget it.

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