Belated New Year Greetings

It’s almost a year since I’ve written my blog. This is a tentative return, and I’ve no idea if it’s a one-off, occasional or something more permanent.

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It feels scary trying again, and have I got anything to say any more? I seemed to lose so much during the last year. Besides my confidence to drive on the motorway, some of my hair, my ability to walk very far, I stopped writing, teaching, performing, giving talks, singing, having fun, reading anything of any substance, and I don’t know if I can get any of it back.

Recently I’ve posted a couple of things on Facebook, and people immediately say oh, you’re back! But I don’t feel as if I’m back, not as I was anyway, but rather clinging on.

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I came out of the awful effects of chemotherapy straight into the throes of another condition, which has involved numerous trips to a hospital in Bath, and loads of horrible tests, and it’s only in the last couple of months that I’ve felt okayish. I won’t dwell on last year, as it’s a time to look forward, but I’m not sure what I’m looking forward to!

At the moment, I don’t feel as if I want to write. It might be a new year, but there’s no new chapter one. Well, that’s not strictly true – last year was the first chapter in the life of a new little granddaughter. She brings as much joy as my big granddaughter. I’m lucky. Perhaps I should be satisfied with that for now!

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  1. Rosemarie says:

    Confidence is transient – talent is here to stay. Great to hear from you, even if, for now, it’s only “hello”. X

  2. A difficult blog to write I’m sure. With all our love – Derek and Maggie.

  3. Donna Whitehouse says:

    It’s lovely to see you at least trying to write and then publishing an update to your blog. It’s a start, even if you don’t publish another one for another year.
    Do what you can and we’ll all be here to support you and show you our love.


  4. Chelle says:

    It’s lovely to hear an update from you. And whenever you decide to drop in, we’re all here for you, supporting in whatever way we can. Blogs aren’t supposed to be a regimented thing anyway, they’re a dip in and out. Soon it will be spring, tulips and snowdrops to look forward to. Focus on the little things.

  5. Lindsay says:

    Thank you so much for your lovely supportive comments. They mean a lot to me. I worried I sounded a bit churlish when I said people say ‘oh, you’re back’ on FB. It’s only that it makes me to feel under pressure to be ‘back’!

  6. Debbie Young says:

    Hello Lindsay, how lovely to see a post from you drop into my inbox. Thank you so much for writing it, even though you’re not feeling like writing – and you put it all so well. I really hope 2018 brings you new strength and energy and inspiration. xx

  7. Polly says:

    Mirroring and forwarding all of the above comments, Lindsay. Lovely to see a blog from you, beautifully written, expressive, engaging yet succinct…got to love it 😄 Hope to see you soon x

  8. Lindsay says:

    Thank you, Debbie and Polly. As I said before, I’m very grateful for the lovely, supportive comments – I AM lucky!

  9. I’ve only just spotted this. I do hope you gain things back in 2018 especially having fun. Good to read your blog again too

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