A Difficult Day

Yesterday was my 41st birthday and for the most part it was a really crap day. It was certainly a test on my resolve to be proficient and independent as a single person.

I was on a course yesterday so not at work with my friends, and when I woke up, I felt so lonely. I had cheery calls from my family wishing me a happy birthday and had to pretend that yes, I was having a great day! I had a handful of cards that I couldn’t read which for some reason really upset me. I guess its the first time for years that I’ve been alone on my birthday and all I could think about was this is how it will be for me from now on. By the time the evening came and I was ready to go out with my friends, I really didn’t think I could go. If I hadn’t have had nine people waiting for me, I probably would have cried off as I honestly didn’t know how I was going to put a brave face on it. Anyway, I managed it somehow and am really glad I did of course. We had a great evening with lots of laughs.

I feel so old and on the shelf today. Maybe next year I’ll buy myself a present from my dog in the style of all mad dog people!

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About Mel Griffiths

I live and work in Nottingham, England and am blind. This blog is often centred around things that happen to me because of being blind. This is my space to write and sometimes people will disagree with what I write, but its the one place I have in which to be frank and honest. I also like to reflect on the funnier side of life from time to time.
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