2010 was weird and wonderful in equal measure. As I lost my mobility and personal freedom, I gained Twitter and blogging. Twitter gave me company and self-esteem through a horrible year, I have even made real-life friends through it, “tweeting up” locally and in Derby. Blogging kept me sane and allowed me to explore writing styles and share my sense of humour in bigger doses than I could do on Twitter (sorry about that 🙂 ).
The Eurovision and World Cup gave me the best laughs of the year as I was inspired to make avatar pictures to represent each country. Eurovison night itself was a massive challenge as I had to change profile picture 25 times!
Throughout the year I raised awareness for many different causes. I got myself into a LOT of trouble with my local MP who “outed” my real name, much to my dismay. I really like being Humphrey! Then, in November I won two Twitter awards, which I am incredibly proud of.
I also cried a lot, more than I have done since I lost my father to cancer. I cried through sheer self-pity, pain, frustration, anger and loss. Coming to terms with a disability is one of the hardest battles I have ever had to face. I am still dealing with it, every time I look at my feet in the bath I imagine how they will look with their scars and shorter big toes ( first operation is 25th January *shudder*) . I love my feet! Always so proud of them, with their elegantly sloping toes and dainty nails. I think I will have them tattooed with flowers when the surgeon has worked his magic, to cover the scars and make them pretty again : )
Not much else happened through the year, I had a couple of dates, annoyed some people, lost two cats, gained another who is my darling : )
So, yup! That’s just about it..
Here’s to 2011, may it be filled with knowledge, wonder, laughter, moustaches, love, excitement and joy!