I don't often post too much about me, snippets are said to those of you I 'talk' with often and I let bits filter through. Many of you have no clue as to my circumstances, and that's fine, I want you to see the happy, bubbly talkative Zoe. But today I want to share something that has happened. We all make conscience choices in life. Some good, some bad. But sometimes we don't do ourselves any favours by our choices. Now many of you know I've been a bit distant, not joining in as much as I would normally. Well I just couldn't, things have been tough, physically, mentally and emotionally draining but that's cool, cos that's what happens. Up until recently I've been a stubborn cow!
Yes you read that right.....darn right stubborn. Not giving in to things, being Miss-I-can-manage, but do you know this weekend I realised that by being this way I was missing out on so many things. I can't walk far, I have spells every day where I can hardly walk at all, but I've fought on. Saying no to so many trips out, not going places because I knew I wouldn't be able to walk around and therefore I'd spoil it for everyone else who can. That changed this weekend, I used a wheelchair for the first time. My boy pushed me the entire seafront of where we were. It was amazing. I really enjoyed the experience of sharing that with my boy. Usually I'd have sat on a bench somewhere while the rest went off. So I decided I was going to get myself a set of wheels.
This is the picture of the chair I bought. Blue, of course! Light weight and modern. At the shop today both mum and my boy practised folding and lifting it, and both declared it to be light and easy to manage. We even had our first outing this afternoon, only along the road to a friend's but it was fun!
So there you are, my new wheels. There'll be no stopping us now. Lesson learned too; being a stubborn cow isn't always the best idea!
Take care Zo xx