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Success is not a straight line

Indeed success is not a straight line

No one makes a decision and walks straight into where they want to be doing what they want to do. There are challenges, obstacles, diversions, redirections, back slides, alternative routes and second winds.

My eldest has been sliding back just a little, not enough to declare a crash but she is feeling she needs support meanwhile she doesnt want to lose precious class time to get it. I have a meeting with the school Monday to discuss the options but tonight I’m pretty sure I have things sorted after speaking to both her psychologist and my eldest everyone is happy with catching up and looking at options for support over the school holidays. Which has given my eldest the comfort of knowing that she does have support she isnt alone and we can meet her in the middle accomodating her needs.

The Little Super Hero has rather spectacularly erupted this week keeping company with the worlds active volcanoes, stopping and delaying flights causing no end of chaos. Her meds losing ground is not just an inconvenience, it can’t be scheduled, it is disruptive, it is destructive. It can’t be side stepped or avoided. Nor can it be ignored. As soon as I realised her meds were loosing ground I was straight onto her care team to let them know and although it took a week and the changes will start from Monday, it was still fast in comparison to how long med changes can take to obtain. My daughters have the most amazing care team supporting them who understand how important it is to act when necessary, yet also understand that sometimes we need to wait and weather. Meds will not stop ALL episodes they wont stop all symptoms. But while symptoms are reduced she can learn tools to cope with them.

Even people with a lifetime of experience and success are at the mercy of the weather. No one is immune.

Tail end of the first week Petersen Games The Gods War kickstarter hit the doldrums and even started losing funding as pessimism grew and spread as pledges were cancelled as fast as they were being created. But they have rallied and come back strong! 

A bad day is a bad day, not a bad life. A set back is merely that, it isn’t the end. Life can and will go on and tomorrow will dawn in spite of the horrors and fears of today. We are not the world’s determinants, we are mere man upon the Earth.

 “Failure is so important. We speak about success all the time. It is the ability to resist failure or use failure that often leads to greater success. I’ve met people who don’t want to try for fear of failing.” – J.K. Rowling

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