I used to love writing my blog and found it incredibly easy to put out two or three posts a month, writing about things that I was passionate about, such as inclusion, education and leadership. Blogging enabled me to connect with others and share my knowledge and experience. Without sounding arrogant, I can state that … Continue reading Time for some honest self reflection. (Oh no!)
Always the bridesmaid Never centre stage Never enough Until then That day Dates never stick Time blindness befuddles Except for that date The first of June Two thousand and two Two ducks with their eggs That day when I was first The bride Enough Complete Because of you And now for twenty years All the … Continue reading Jubilee anniversary
Today I felt like myself. In the song “Perfect Day”, Lou Reed sings: “Just a perfect dayYou made me forget myselfI thought I was someone elseSomeone good” But my issue, for many a month now, is that I haven’t been able to remember what being me is like. I haven’t wanted to forget myself but … Continue reading Perfect imperfect day
The ache of not having you was too much And although he said He already had I persuaded Him And then you To come into being And it was the most magical thing ever Ever ever ever ever And then Another persuasion Because one was not enough And so you, too, two Were persuaded And … Continue reading Mother’s Day reflections
An ADHD moment. I feel wretched. Everything this week has gone well. I have made great progress at work. I spoke at an event last night for Education Scotland as a neurodivergent leader. I have loved teaching my classes. I have two children and a husband who are mostly happy and healthy and who make … Continue reading Damn you and thank you, Michael Bublé.
In Scotland we have incorporated into law the UNCRC, or the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. This is a very good thing as anyone who cares about children and people would accept that children need to be cared for, nurtured, safe and protected. This applies to all children in the world … Continue reading Hearing voices
I have just finished reading “What Happened To You?”, the incredible book on trauma by Bruce Perry and Oprah Winfrey. There is nothing in the book that I have not read or heard about before. I was lucky enough to attend an online conference with Dr Perry just over a year ago and listened to … Continue reading Lenalein, ich komme wieder zurück.
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it … Continue reading At last.
Just around about 30 years ago my life changed. Up until that point I had been muddling through, not really knowing what the point was or what my place in the world was. In the many years since, I’ve come to realise that I was a young woman with ADHD. Back then, however, I just … Continue reading Being Alive
* (as in giving my…but not sorry because I know I did the right thing..) To my lovely WomenEdScotland friends, I am so sorry that I had to miss our get together today. I would not have missed it if I could have been there…but in the end I had to admit that I couldn’t. … Continue reading My Apologies*