About me

I have been writing poetry and stories since I was a child, and a love of reading was instilled in me from an early age. I am passionate about writing, and hope you enjoy the books I have written. Whilst most of you sleep soundly in your beds, like many Parkinson’s patients, insomnia dictates, so during those hours that sleep eludes me, the house is tranquil and quiet, an atmosphere perfect to immerse myself in writing. My life has been a series of strange events, which have without doubt contributed to my creativity. To publish anything is to bear one’s soul to the world. It is to stand naked and let everyone see who you really are. I have poured my heart and soul out on paper and I hope to share this journey, immersing you in a story, capturing your attention and firing the imagination. Through my writing and public speaking I hope to bring greater awareness to the general public about living with chronic disease.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Getting off the fast track

Often we our caught up on the fast track of life, hurtling through weeks, months and years at an alarming speed. Busy with work, travelling, family, friends and all that today’s hi-tech modern world has to offer, sometimes we find ourselves wishing for things to slow down a little, returning to a pace of life where the pressures were less, demands were fewer, there was always tomorrow and no deadlines to frantically meet. One of the things I have found about having Parkinson’s is, that suddenly I am forced off the fast track, no longer able to keep up, and now amble through life in the slow lane. It has its distinct advantages, but now and then I forget I am no longer able to do things quickly and that although my spirit is willing, my body doesn't want to know. It takes me twice as long to do what I used to, and often find I can’t manage at all, but there are many pluses too, so I concentrate on the positive aspects, looking for the silver lining in everything. My pace of life in the slow lane is much changed from before Parkinson’s rudely and uninvited decided to turn my world upside down, ultimately slowing everything down to a snail’s pace. I can highly recommend travelling in the slow lane, but I very much hope that you can make this transition in good health and without the forceful hand of Parkinson’s disease.

1 comment:

  1. Elaine,
    Your advice sounds so simple, but it's so wise. Ever thought of studying psychology?