If anything, 2010 turned out to be a whirlwind jumble which took me by surprise at moments. The house needed to be sold, a new one was found with all the attendant activities of redecorating and removal. In some ways a form of catharsis, in others a healing requiring me to reassess and review more than 20 years of accumulation and memories. It was a little confronting, finding stuff made by the children in years past, bringing back memories, regrets and occasional revelations too.
My life was a little destabilised at moments, too much happening in too short a time, but nevertheless everything seemed to work itself out in just the way in needed to be done. The crash came afterwards, I've taken a long time to readjust to the new living arrangements but now, finally, after a few months I have the feeling that everything is back under control. Lots to do still, but that will be one of my challenges for the next year.
Eldest Daughter has been having a hard time. My brothers five-week stay, followed by the house sale proceedings and subsequent upheavals dislocated her seriously. Experiencing mild autistic symptoms, she wasn't able to cope with all the changes going on around her. Thankfully I had enough help from friends to also be able to guide her, I wouldn't have been able to do that on my own as well.
Looking back, I've had enough nonsense for quite a while and look forward to a period of relative peace. On the other hand, the events of 2010 strengthened me in many ways, I'm looking forward to consolidating my new life and taking on new challenges.
May 2011 be a great year for all of us. Keep well...